CSE the best performing market index globally
The Colombo Stock Exchange states that the All Share Price Index (ASPI) has retained its position as the best performing primary stock market index in the world with the index closing trading on 05 February 2021 at 8,275.37 points, marking a 22.16% growth year-to-date (YTD).
According to CSE research, the ASPI on 05 February recorded a greater percentage growth than any other primary index globally in 2021.
The S&P SL20 index, which includes the 20 largest and most liquid stocks closed the week on 3,304.30 points, marking a 25.25% growth so far in 2021 YTD.
A release issued by the Colombo Stock Exchange mentions that noteworthy levels of trading activity was recorded in the Sri Lankan stock market in 2021. The total turnover of Rs. 227.8 billion recorded within the first 22 market days of 2021, which is already higher than the full-year figures recorded in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The highest annual turnover of Rs.570.3 billion was recorded in the year 2010.