Last update: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11pm

Stocks and Bonds


Sri Lankan stocks hit a more than one-week closing low on Thursday, falling for a fourth straight session, as uncertainty over foreign investments and rising yields on short-term government securities hurt investor sentiment.

China stocks fell on Thursday, with energy and infrastructure companies weaker after a price correction this week and as investors remained cautious ahead of the Lunar New Year.
Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday along with overseas markets as investors remained anxious ahead of US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.
Hong Kong stocks followed Asian markets lower on Thursday, with sentiment hurt by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's hints that the pace of US interest rate hikes could accelerate.
Australian shares edged up on Thursday, with healthcare accounting for most of the gains after biotherapeutics company CSL Ltd touched a more than 15-year high on a profit upgrade.
Egypt's blue-chip stock index tumbled on Thursday after Reuters reported that authorities were considering temporarily reintroducing a stamp duty on stock market transactions, while Saudi Arabia was supported by quarterly corporate earnings.
Jubilee Life Insurance Managed Growth Fund Rates on Thursday (January 19, 2017).