Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 1.22%

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Sri Lanka shares higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 1.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Sri Lanka equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Services , Investment Trust and Construction & Engineering sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share added 1.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Asia Capital PLC (CM: ACAP ), which rose 21.21% or 1.40 points to trade at 8.00 at the close. J L Morison Sons & Jones (Ceylon) PLC (CM: MORI ) added 16.80% or 105.00 points to end at 730.00 and Tess Agro PLC (CM: TESS ) was up 16.67% or 0.100 points to 0.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Renuka City Hotel PLC (CM: RENU ), which lost 8.16% or 20.00 points to trade at 225.00 in late trade. Renuka Holdings PLC (CM: RHL ) declined 8.11% or 1.50 points to end at 17.00 and Sunshine Holdings PLC (CM: SUN ) shed 7.02% or 4.00 points to 53.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 149 to 38 and 42 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.51% or 0.38 to $74.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.18% or 0.14 to hit $78.10 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.00 to trade at $1252.50 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was up 0.36% to 210.600, while USD/LKR rose 0.14% to 158.940.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 94.13.

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