NFIs to Bourse totals Rs 23.5 billion

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By 2017-07-17

By PaneethaAmeresekere

Net Foreign Inflows (NFIs) in to the stock market in the calendar year to date closed in on the Rs 23.5 billion mark on Friday (14 July), led by NFIs of Rs 478.07 million received on that day.

Friday's NFIs were led by blue chip Access Engineering (Rs 372.02 million). As a result of these activities, the benchmark ASPI has gained by 8.64% to 6,766.14 points and the more sensitive S&P SL 20 Index by 11.81% to 3,909.54 million in the calendar year to date.

Turnover made on Friday was Rs 1.63 billion and NFIs to the bourse in the calendar year to date has amounted to Rs 23.49 billion. Friday's turnover was led by Melstacorp, a company controlled by business magnate Don Harold Stassen Jayawardena, with Rs 574.16 million.

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