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GETTING STARTED

To start trading in Colombo Stock Exchange, you need to open a CDS account with us. Once you have setup your account, you can then place share trades with your investment advisor who will execute it on your behalf or you can directly place orders thorough our online trading platforms.

TRADING

Place an order

Once you have setup your account, you can then place share trades with your investment advisor who will execute it on your behalf or you can directly place orders thorough our online trading platforms.


Trading sessions

The Exchange is open for continuous trading from Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. The trading sessions are as follows:

Market Phase Time Days
Open Auction Call 9.00-9.30 Monday – Friday (Except Public Holidays)
Regular Trading 9.30-14.30
Market Close 14.30

Open Auction Call

During open auction call (9.00 am to 9.30 am) the system accepts orders. These orders can be amended and cancelled during this session. However, no trades take place during this stage. Orders during this period are held in the ATS and will be forwarded to the execution engine at Regular Trading session, and at 9.30am the system starts matching orders according to the algorithm. It establishes the opening price and determines the orders to be executed according to the rules for the open auction call session.

Regular Trading

During regular trading (09.30 am to 2.30 pm) new orders are continually matched to existing orders in the order book. If an order cannot be executed, it is stored in the order book.

Market Close

Market closes at 2.30 pm.

Market Halt

In the event the S&P SL20 Index (or the index that may replace the S&P SL20 in the future) drops by 5% within the day from the previous market day’s close, a “Market Halt” will be imposed on all equity securities for a period of 30 minutes. In case if the above scenario takes place at 2.00pm or later, the market will be halted and closed at 2.30pm. This is effective from 2nd January 2009. Market wide index based circuit breakers are imposed by stock exchanges to halt trading of equity securities in order to provide a "cooling off" period when there is an unusual movement in the index. Broker Firms may cancel any pending orders during the "Market Halt". However Broker Firms cannot enter new orders or amend pending orders during the "Market Halt".


Transaction costs

Transaction up to LKR 50mn (>USD c.0.4mn)
Brokerage Fees 0.640%
CSE Fees 0.084%
CDS Fees 0.024%
SEC Cess 0.072%
Share transaction levy 0.300%


Transaction over LKR 50mn (<USD c.0.4mn)
Minimum Brokerage Fees 0.2000%
CSE Fees 0.0525%
CDS Fees 0.0150%
SEC Cess 0.0450%
Share transaction levy 0.3000%




Updated as at : 22nd September 2017
Daily Market Statistics
  Today Previous Change %
ASPI

6427.26

6451.55 0.38
S&P SL 20 3692.15 3713.22 0.57

Turnover (LKR mn)

218

541

60
Market Cap (LKR bn) 2914 2926  
Net Foreign Inflow (LKR mn) 31 54  
Market PE (x)

9.9

9.9

 

 

 

 

 

CSE Statistics
  YTD 2016 2015
Return on ASPI

3.20

-9.7 -5.5
Net foreign inflow (LKR mn)  17464 384 -5370

 

 

Exchange Rates
Currency   Buying (Rs.) Selling (Rs.)
Dollar (USA)  

150.78

154.58

Pound (UK)   204.06 210.92
Euro (EU)   179.18 185.90
Yen (Japan)   1.34 1.39
Dollar (Australia)  

118.35

123.59
Dollar (Singapore)   111.29 115.35
Rupee (India)  

2.36

 
Treasury Bill Rates
  This Week Previous Week Change(bps)
3M

 

   
6M 8.94 9.05 11.00 
12M 9.05 9.20 15.00
Inflation Rate

 

 

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