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Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 07.08.2019


Published on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 06.08.2019 First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the Bond and equity Market performance – 04.08.2019


Published on Monday, August 5, 2019

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 04.08.2019 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 Capital’s best-in-class… …
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First Capital recommends investors to reduce exposure in low yield bonds


Published on Friday, August 2, 2019

LANKA BUSINESS ONLINE | 02.08.2019 Aug 01, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s First Capital recommends investors to reduce overall portfolio exposure to 45 percent from 60 percent. The firm recommends cutting 2021 and 2022 maturities of the carrying portfolio amidst the significant reduction in yields. They also recommended an increase in 2023 and 2024 maturities… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 29.07.2019


Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 29.07.2019 First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide… …
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Sampath rights gave a breather to ailing CSE


Published on Monday, July 22, 2019

SUNDAY TIMES | 22.07.2019 Sampath Bank PLC’s (Sampath) Rs.12.1 billion rights issue, now fully subscribed, is a catalyst in boosting the Colombo Stock Exchange’s (CSE) rebound after getting beaten in the past three quarters, officials said. Colombo’s main share index, the All Share gained as much as 1 per cent last week with the bourse… …
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Rupee Steady Ahead of Interest-Rate Decision: Inside Sri Lanka


Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

(Bloomberg) — Sri Lanka’s rupee was little changed ahead of the central bank’s monetary policy announcement in Colombo later this week. * The monetary authority is scheduled to announce its rate decision on Thursday 4:30 p.m. Colombo time; all economists in a Bloomberg survey expect benchmark rates to be left unchanged. * “We believe there… …
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Monetary Policy to be maintained


Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

DAILY NEWS | 09.07.2019 The monetary board would continue the policy rates with no change, considering the fact that it is too early to assess the impact of the previous 50bps rate cut, First Capital Research said in a report. “We believe that Monetary Board may first consider, CBSL’s ability to implement lending rate caps… …
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FCR Pre-Policy Analysis Monetary Policy to be maintained


Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

CEYLON TODAY | 09.07.2019 By First Capital Research   Previous Pre-Policy issue; CBSL reduces its policy rates by 50bps In line with our expectation of an “inevitable rate cut,” CBSL reduced the SLFR and SDFR by 50bps, as they believed policy intervention was required to address the subpar economic growth, which was further affected by… …
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Monetary Policy to be maintained allowing impact of previous rate cut to materialize


Published on Monday, July 8, 2019

LANKA BUSINESS ONLINE | 08.07.2019 Sri Lanka’s Monetary Board would continue the policy rates with no change, considering the fact that it is too early to assess the impact of the previous 50 bps rate cut, First Capital said in a research note. “We believe that Monetary Board may first consider, CBSL’s ability to implement… …
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Corporate earnings to recover from 4Q19 – FC


Published on Monday, July 8, 2019

CEYLON TODAY | 08.07.2019 Earnings of Sri Lanka’s listed firms are expected to improve from the fourth quarter of 2019 as the country is recovering faster than expected from the Easter Sunday attacks, the research arm of First Capital (FC), an investment house said. “Despite the Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka’s economic outlook has shown… …
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