CSE trading closed as both indices drop over 5-pct

Colombo-Stock-Exchange

Mar 20, 2020 (LBO) – Trading at the Colombo stock exchange closed at midday as the S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks fell 11.90 percent or 262.42 points to 1.971.11.

The All-share index also fell 6.22 percent or 303.10 points in early trade to 4,571.63.

The market fell due to the fears of foreign investors exit from the risky assets with the coronavirus local and global impact, analysts said.

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