2017 Market highlights

>  All Share Price Index (ASPI) up by 2.6% (Jan-Aug)
>  S&P SL 20 up by 5.4% (Jan-Aug)
>  Foreign Purchases in 2016 first half doubled in 2017 first half
>  All-time high for foreign purchases in the first half of a calendar
>  Net Foreign Inflow 185.9 million USD (Jan-Aug)
>  30 consecutive weeks of Net Foreign Buying as of 25 August 2017

The Benchmark All Share Price Index (ASPI) has made consistent gains to record a 2.6% gain by the end of August 2017. The S&P SL 20 index, which features the CSE’s 20 largest and most liquid stocks has also improved consistently, making a 5.4 % gain by the end of August 2017. The market in 2017 has garnered a keen interest among foreign investors, with net foreign inflows for 30 consecutive weeks recorded from the first week of February to the week ending 25 August 2017. The foreign purchases figure recorded for the first half of 2016 (January – June) amounting to Rs. 31.5 Billion was doubled during the first half of 2017 to Rs. 62.6 Billion - an all-time high for foreign purchases in the first half of a calendar year. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka, in a recent release on the external sector performance has acknowledged that the financial account of the Balance of Payments was supported by continued foreign inflows to the CSE and the government securities market.

ASPI continues to outperform major Global Indices and Regional Indices


Attractive valuations decisive in shaping foreign investment climate


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