Category Archives: Sharemarket investment in Sri Lanka

First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation – July 2017


Published on Friday, July 21, 2017

Economic Health Score Recommendation Recap of Dec 2016 Economic Wrap Read the full report – First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation July 2017   The comments on this report are provided by the Capital Markets Research Unit of First Capital Holdings PLC an investment bank in Sri Lanka. The company operates in the capital markets of Sri Lanka proving services to… …
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First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation – June 2017


Published on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Economic Health Score Recommendation Recap of Dec 2016 Economic Wrap Read the full report – First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation 14th-June-2017   The comments on this report are provided by the Capital Markets Research Unit of First Capital Holdings PLC an investment bank in Sri Lanka. The company operates in the capital markets of Sri Lanka proving services to… …
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First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation – May 2017


Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Economic Risk Score Recap of Dec 2016 Expectations Read the full report – First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation 16th-May-2017   The comments on this report are provided by the Capital Markets Research Unit of First Capital Holdings PLC an investment bank in Sri Lanka. The company operates in the capital markets of Sri Lanka proving services to invest in… …
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First Capital records Rs. 231 Mn PAT 2016/17


Published on Friday, May 19, 2017

Colombo 19th June 2017: First Capital Holdings PLC, a full service investment bank providing a diverse range of advisory services and financial products through its subsidiaries, (First Capital Group) reported a consolidated profit after tax of Rs. 231Mn for the year 2016/17 compared to Rs. 47Mn in the previous year. The Group’s primary dealer arm,… …
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Monetary Policy Review – Monthly Economic Watch – May 2017


Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Policy rates unchanged Private sector credit growth decelerated gradually to 21.0% in February 2017 and 20.4% in March 2017. The Earlier tightening of monetary policy by central bank and resultant increase in interest rates impacted the credit growth. Combined impact of the decline in export earning and increased expenditure on imports as a result of the drought… …
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Sri Lankan shrs gain; IMF may consider loan review request


Published on Friday, May 5, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S ATCHUTHAN SRIRANGAN SPEAKS TO REUTERS Thu May 4, 2017 Sri Lankan shares ended firmer on Thursday, helped by foreign buying in blue chips, after the International Monetary Fund said it may consider the country’s request for a second loan review. The Colombo stock index ended 0.59 percent stronger at 6,602.44, near its one-year closing… …
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Sri Lankan shares end flat; foreign investors turn sellers


Published on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Tue May 2, 2017 Sri Lankan shares were largely unchanged in thin trading, near an 11-month high on Tuesday, as foreign investors turned net sellers for the first time in 26 sessions while blue chips saw profit-booking after a prolonged rise. Foreign investors net sold… …
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Sri Lankan shares end higher as foreign investors pick blue chips


Published on Friday, April 28, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Wed Apr 26, 2017 Sri Lankan shares closed higher on Wednesday after two straight sessions of losses as foreign investors actively bought into blue chips, with the net stock buys touching nearly 15 billion rupees so far in the year. Foreign investors bought shares for… …
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Sri Lankan shares hit 6-mth closing high on foreign buying in Keells


Published on Saturday, April 22, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Fri Apr 21, 2017 Sri Lankan shares gained on Friday to hit a more than six-month closing high on foreign buying in market heavyweight John Keells Holdings, helping boost the overall sentiment. Foreign investors net bought equities worth 1.35 billion rupees ($8.88 million) on Friday,… …
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Sri Lanka foreign reserves fall to 7-year low in March


Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Published by LBO | Posted on April 19, 2017 Apr 19, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s external reserves have fallen to a 6.9 year low after country’s reserves dropped almost 9 percent to 5.12 billion US dollars in March 2017, a research note showed. Central Bank has purchased 192.23 million dollars of foreign exchange from commercial banks at market… …
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