Sri Lankan rupee at record low; stocks up from near 5-yr closing trough
Posted on October 22nd, 2018

COLOMBO, Oct 22 (Reuters) – ** The Sri Lankan rupee hit a record low on Monday as banks and importers purchased the U.S. dollar, while stocks edge up from their nearly five-year closing low hit in the previous session.

** The rupee dropped 0.4 percent to an all-time low of 172.50 per dollar, surpassing its previous low of 171.80 hit on Friday, mainly due to importer demand for the greenback, market sources said.

** The rupee ended at 172.40/60 per dollar, compared with its previous close of 171.60/80.

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