CSE records all time high
The main price index of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), the All
Share Price Index (ASPI) reached its highest ever point yesterday. The
ASPI closed the day at 3,018.01 points, surpassing its previous record
of 3,016.4 points recorded on February 13, 2007.
The ASPI measures the movement of share prices in all the listed
companies. The ASPI which opened the day at 2,997.6, closed at 3,018.01,
moving up by 20.4 points (0.68 per cent).
The Milanka Price Index opened at 3,352.8 and closed at 3,394.8
moving up by 41.7 points (1.25 percent).
At the close of trading, the total value of the CSE (Market
Capitalization) surpassed all previous levels to reach an all time high
of Rs 966.9 Bn. A total turnover of Rs 89.2 Bn has been recorded so far
this year, with an average daily turnover of Rs 495.6 Mn.
The ASPI of the CSE has recorded a remarkable growth of 100.8 percent
for this year and the MPI recorded a growth of 108.1 percent making CSE,
the best performing stock market in Asia and the 4th best performing
stock market in the world according to Bloomberg Newswire.