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Monday, 08 January 2018 - 21:19
Crossings boost market turnover
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The broad market index, ASPI closed in green due to price gains in counters such as John Keells Holdings, Nestle Lanka and Lion Brewery with turnover crossing Rs 1.7 Bn.

A similar behaviour was noticed in S&P SL20.

Crossings were recorded in Commercial Bank, Ceylon Tea Brokers, Melstacorp, Sampath Bank, People's Leasing & Finance, Hatton National Bank (both voting and non-voting) and ACL Cables, accounting for 86.2% of turnover.

Mixed interest was observed in Commercial Bank non-voting whilst retail interest was noted in Tokyo non-voting.

Furthermore, foreigners remained active closing as net buyers mainly due to foreign purchasing in Melstacorp.

Total foreign purchases accounted for 61.2% of turnover.
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