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Sri Lank stocks posted lower after the market close on Thursday, as losses in the sectors of Services, Telecoms and Plantations have sent shares to decline.

The CSE All-Share decrease by 0.08% at the close in Colombo.

Among the best performers of the CSE All-Share’s session were Agalawatte Plantations PLC, which rallied by about 9.52% or 2.00 points to change hands in 23.00 after the market close.   

Meanwhile, Amana Takaful PLC was seen climbing by 9.09% or 0.10 points, hitting 1.20 at the close, while Arpico Finance Company PLC increased by about 7.47% or 15.30 points, which ended at 220.00 at the close.

Apparently, Kalamanzoo Systems PLC is one of the worst performers of the session, which was seen declining by 22.70% or 590.10 points to change hands in 2010.00 in late trade. Central Investments and Finance PLC lost 14.29% or 0.100 points, hitting 0.600, while Paragon Ceylon PLC has seen a 13.67% slump or 9.50 points to trade at 60.00.

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Declining stocks were more than advancing ones on the Colombo Stock Exchange by 97 down to 87 and 45 remained unchanged.

Crude oil delivery in June climbed by 0.93% or 0.43 to trade at $46.66 a barrel. In commodities trading, Brent oil for July delivery increase 0.82% or 0.39 to change hands in $47.99 a barrel, while Gold for June contract declined by about 0.47% or 6.05, hitting $1269.45 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR lost 0.19% to trade at 210.380, while USD/LKR dropped by about 0.24% to change hands in 145.725.

The US Dollar Index rallied by about 0.22% at 94.01.

India Stocks Climbs

India stocks posted higher after the market close on Thursday, as gains in the sectors of Consumer Durables, Real Estate and IT sent shares to rally.

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Meanwhile, the Nifty 50 jumped by about 0.66% at the close, while the BSE Sensex 30 index increased 0.75%.

Among the best performers on the Nifty 50’s session were Bosch Ltd, which rallied by about 4.39% or 879.15 points to change hands in 20925.25 after the market close. Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd. increased 3.58% or 102.75 points to trade at 2971.45, while ICICI Bank Ltd. added 3.51% or 7.85 points to end at 231.80 after the close.    

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd is one of the worst performers of the session, which declined by about 1.98% or 16.15 points to change hands in 801.30 after the market close. AXIS Bank Ltd. lost 1.13% or 5.65 points to trade at 492.55, while Eicher Motors Ltd. dropped by 1.12% or 223.80 points to end at 19753.05 in the late trade.   

Subsequently, BSE Sensex 30’s top performers include Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd., which increased by about 3.65% to 2973.85, while ICICI Bank Ltd. rallied by 3.46% to trade at 231.85 and Vedanta Ltd added 2.90% to end at 102.75 in late trade. 

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