Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.14%

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Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.14%
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Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Construction & Engineering , Information Technology and Plantations sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share declined 0.14% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Anilana Hotels & Properties Ltd (CM: ANIL ), which rose 20.00% or 0.200 points to trade at 1.200 at the close. J L Morison Sons & Jones (Ceylon) PLC (CM: MORI ) added 15.20% or 95.00 points to end at 720.00 and Nation Lanka Finance PLC (CM: CSF ) was up 14.29% or 0.100 points to 0.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Capital Alliance Finance PLC (CM: CAFL ), which lost 12.45% or 5.70 points to trade at 40.10 in late trade. Tea Smallholder Factories PLC (CM: TSML ) declined 11.76% or 4.00 points to end at 30.00 and ASCOT Holdings PLC (CM: ASCO ) shed 10.00% or 3.50 points to 31.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 78 to 67 and 75 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.52% or 0.34 to $65.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.81% or 0.63 to hit $76.69 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1303.90 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was down 0.08% to 213.190, while USD/LKR rose 0.08% to 159.040.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 93.73.

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