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Sri Lankan stocks reaching bottom of cycle


Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ECONOMY NEXT | 17.04.2019 Sri Lanka’s stock market is heading towards the bottom of a cycle, with opportunities for buying and potential recovery in the coming quarters, a research house said. “With the recent stock market plunge, we believe that we inaccurately assessed the market to be at the depression stage during the December 2018… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the Bond and equity Market performance – 16.04.2019


Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 16.04.2019 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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1-Yr T-bill records at single-digit 9.99 per cent


Published on Friday, April 12, 2019

CEYLON TODAY | 12.04.2019 Weekly yield movement and volume The yield curve shifted downwards across the board in anticipation of a possible policy easing at the monetary policy announcement on 8 April 2019. Contrary to expectations, policy rates remained unchanged, resulting in the yield curve shifting upwards amidst both local and foreign selling. At the… …
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Accelerate equity accumulation to 80 per cent exposure


Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019

CEYLON TODAY | 11.04.2019 In our last update on 26 December 2018, equity exposure was increased to 60 per cent (from 50 per cent) despite the risk associated in the economy and the weak outlook in the 1Q2019. During the three months (26 December – 2 April) the ASPI dipped by seven per cent, with… …
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Amanda Lokugamage, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 10.04.2019


Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Amanda Lokugamage, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 10.04.2019 First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research deliver heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 09.04.2019


Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 04.04.2019 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 research… …
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Amanda Lokugamage, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 08.04.2019


Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Amanda Lokugamage, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 08.04.2019 First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research deliver heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic… …
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Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market forecast – 07.04.2019


Published on Monday, April 8, 2019

Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst, at First Capital on the bond and equity market forecast – 07.04.2019 First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research deliver heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic… …
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Government and Central Bank push banks to cut rates and lend more to SMEs


Published on Friday, April 5, 2019

DAILY MIRROR | 05.04.2019 The government and Central Bank in lockstep are pushing the banks to cut rates and deploy more funds as loans to the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector as the authorities attempt to reinvigorate the economy, which has lost its momentum. In a hurriedly called meeting with the bank chieftains… …
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Yields continue to plunge due to positive sentiment


Published on Friday, April 5, 2019

CEYLON TODAY | 05.04.2019 By First Capital Research Weekly Yield movement and Volume On the back of continuous foreign interest in Government Securities, coupled with positive liquidity, the secondary market witnessed a downtrend across the yield curve amidst renewed buying interest from market participants. Positive sentiment was further fuelled on the back of the Treasury… …
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