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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 05.12.2019


Published on Friday, December 6, 2019

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. “The secondary bond market yield curve remained broadly unchanged while overall market witnessed moderate volumes during the day. Share market ended in red for the second consecutive trading session mainly dragged down by the price losses in JKH and MELS. First Capital is… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 04.12.2019


Published on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. “The secondary market yield curve remained broadly unchanged while overall market witnessed moderate volumes during the day. Bourse ended in red for the second consecutive trading session mainly dragged down by the price losses in JKH and MELS. Foreigners were net… …
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Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 03.12.2019


Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. “In the bond market yield curve remained broadly unchanged amidst mixed activities while overall market witnessed thin volumes ahead of the tomorrow’s bill auction. Stock Market concluded the day in red predominantly dragged down by SLTL and CTC, negating the positive… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 02.12.2019


Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. “In the bond market during morning hours of trading, with local buying interest, secondary market yield curve shifted downwards although foreign selling shifted yields upwards. Stock market closed on a mixed note while the benchmark index, ASPI, remaining in the… …
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Sri Lanka expects 3.025 billion USD stimulus from tax reliefs


Published on Monday, December 2, 2019

Video PlayerClose COLOMBO, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) — Wide-ranging tax relief measures undertaken by the new Sri Lankan government are expected to provide a fiscal stimulus of 550 billion Rupees (3.025 billion U. S. dollars) to the economy, State Minister of Investment Promotion, Keheliya Rambukwella, quoted by local media reports, said here Satuday. Speaking to journalists… …
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Weekly Govt Securities Market: Volatile yields amidst policy announcement


Published on Monday, December 2, 2019

By First Capital Research Weekly Yield Movement & Volume The secondary market yield curve remained broadly unchanged, although there was an upward shift in mid tenor maturities amidst selling interest as a result of profit-taking. Activities were mainly centred on 2021, 2024, and 2027 maturities. On 27 Wednesday’s after-hours of the secondary market, the Cabinet… …
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Sri Lankan shares, rupee gain after tax cuts; policy rates awaited


Published on Friday, November 29, 2019

COLOMBO, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares and rupee ended higher on Thursday, a day after the government said it has decided to reduce value-added tax to 8% from 15% with effect from Dec. 1, along with plans to abolish some other taxes as well. ** The gains also come a day ahead of… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital giving a special comment to Ada Derana on the impact of tax cuts to the share market performance – 28.11.2019


Published on Friday, November 29, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital giving a special comment to Ada Derana on the impact of tax cuts to the share market performance. First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the stock market performance and the impact of tax cuts – 27.11.2019


Published on Thursday, November 28, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the stock market performance and the impact of tax cuts. “Stock market closed in positive sentiment for the second straight session on the price gains incurred by JKH and CTC. Both turnover and volume recorded a near one week high while the crossings made in DIAL contributed 34% to… …
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Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond market performance and upcoming monetary policy announcement – 26.11.2019


Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond market performance and upcoming monetary policy announcement. “In the bond market the secondary market yield curve shifted slightly upwards with the profit taking while overall market witnessed moderate volumes during the day. In the upcoming policy announcement, First Capital Research does not rule out a possibility… …
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