CSE halts market for 30mins after S&P plunged 5-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo Stock Exchange said it has halted trading for 30 minutes after the S&P SL 20 Index of more liquid stocks plunged over 5 percent.

The S&P SL 20 index fell 4.98 percent or 171.40 points to 3,267.75 during the mid-day market trading.

Previously the market was halted on April 30, 2020 when the government imposed the first island-wide lockdown due to the Covid 19 virus.

Colombo Stock exchange said the halt will be lifted at 1331 pm today an hour before the market close

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