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Sri Lanka stocks down 0.12-pct, rupee weakens

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks fell 0.12 percent on Tuesday while the rupee weakened against US dollar in the spot market, brokers and dealers said.

The rupee was trading at 154.60/70 against the US dollar in the spot market, weakening from Friday’s 154.30/40 close, on strong demand for the greenback, dealer said.

The Colombo All Share index closed 7.92 points lower at 6,512.54, provisional data showed.

The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks closed 0.41 percent lower, down 15.31 points to 3,736.64.

Market turnover was 848.3 million rupees, down 29 percent from 1.2 billion the previous close Friday.
(COLOMBO, February 06, 2018)

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