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Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.56%

Published 2018-08-28, 06:45 a/m
© Reuters.  Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.56%
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Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Services, Telecoms and Trading sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share lost 0.56% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Amana Takaful Life Ltd (CM:ANTK), which unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to trade at 12.50 at the close. Huejay International Investments PLC (CM:HUEJ) added 21.95% or 5.40 points to end at 30.00 and SMB Leasing PLC (CM:SEMB) was up 20.00% or 0.1000 points to 0.6000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Good Hope PLC (CM:GOOD), which lost 22.77% or 266.90 points to trade at 905.10 in late trade. Paragon Ceylon PLC (CM:PARA) declined 16.54% or 10.70 points to end at 54.00 and Lucky Lanka Milk Processing Company Ltd (CM:LLMP) shed 9.09% or 0.100 points to 1.000.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 92 to 65 and 59 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.17% or 0.12 to $68.99 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.50% or 0.38 to hit $76.88 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.10 to trade at $1220.10 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was up 0.16% to 207.975, while USD/LKR rose 0.09% to 161.240.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 94.57.

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