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Sri Lankan shares edge up in dull trade ahead of govt budget

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares ended slightly firmer on Thursday, hovering near a 12-week closing low hit earlier in the week, in thin trade as investors awaited cues from the government budget and five-year plan as well as corporate earnings.

Sri Lanka shares fall for 9th session; capital gains tax weighs

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares ended lower for the ninth straight session on Thursday as comments from a minister earlier this week on the imposition of capital gains tax on equities continued to dampen sentiment.

Sri Lanka shares down for sixth session; Brexit woes weigh

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares fell for a sixth straight session on Monday as investors turned cautious after the UK last week voted to leave the European Union.

Sri Lankan shares edge up; rising interest rates weigh

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares ended slightly firmer on Tuesday, rising for the first time in seven sessions on positive sentiment after an IMF loan approval, but concerns over rising interest rates and foreign outflows dented sentiment.

Sri Lankan shares post 5-wk closing low on rising interest rates

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares edged down on Thursday, posting their lowest close in nearly five weeks, as rising interest rates weighed on risky assets, while lack of new catalysts also dented sentiment.

Sri Lanka stocks closed up 1.6-pct

2016-01-21 lankabusinessonline
Jan 21, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lankan stocks closed up 1.59 percent after four days of losses with gains across the board as regional markets were also all in the green, brokers said. The Colombo benchma...

Sri Lanka stocks closed down 0.3-pct

2016-01-20 lankabusinessonline
Jan 20, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lankan stocks closed down 0.35 percent for a fourth consecutive session with losses in index heavy stocks, brokers said. The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index closed ...

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