Category Archives: Treasury Bonds and Bills

Sri Lankan shares hit 1-yr closing low on rate hike concerns


Published on Friday, March 17, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S ATCHUTHAN SRIRAGAN SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares hit a one-year closing low on Thursday, falling for an eighth straight session, as concerns the central bank would raise rates next week weighed on sentiment after the International Monetary Fund urged it to tighten monetary policy. The Colombo stock index closed 0.06 percent lower… …
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Sri Lankan shares fall for 7th session on rate hike concerns


Published on Friday, March 17, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS The index has lost 1.4 percent over the last seven sessions since the IMF urged Sri Lanka’s central bank last week to be ready to tighten monetary policy if credit growth or inflation did not abate. The central bank’s second monetary policy review of the… …
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MARKET UPDATE ON ADA DERANA ENGLISH NEWS – 2017.03.13


Published on Friday, March 17, 2017

        FC Head of Research Dimantha Mathew with the market update – between 07.18 mins to 07.51 mins 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 in government securities… …
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Sri Lankan shares close at one-month low; telcoms lead


Published on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares on Friday hit their lowest close in more than a month, dragged down by telecom stocks, while investor sentiment continued to remain low on concerns about rising interest rates. The Colombo stock index ended down 0.06 percent at 6,084.99, its lowest since… …
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MARKET UPDATE ON ADA DERANA ENGLISH NEWS – 2017.03.06


Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FC Head of Research Dimantha Mathew with the market update 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 in government securities – treasury bills and bonds, stock brokering and share market investments, asset management, private wealth… …
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MARKET UPDATE ON ADA DERANA ENGLISH NEWS – 2017.02.27


Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FC Head of Research Dimantha Mathew with the market update 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 in government securities – treasury bills and bonds, stock brokering and share market investments, asset management, private wealth… …
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Sri Lankan shares fall for third straight session; John Keells down


Published on Thursday, March 9, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares fell for a third straight session on Thursday, posting their lowest close in a month, dragged down by diversified stocks such as John Keells Holdings Plc as investor sentiment continued to remain low on concerns about rising interest rates. The Colombo stock… …
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Sri Lankan shares ease; interest rate concerns weigh


Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares ended slightly weaker on Tuesday, with financial and manufacturing stocks dragging down the index as investor sentiment continued to remain low on concerns about rising interest rates. The Colombo stock index ended down 0.15 percent at 6,108.11, On Friday the bourse hit… …
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Sri Lankan shares edge up; beverage, telecoms lead


Published on Monday, March 6, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares closed slightly firmer on Monday, after posting a more than three-week closing low in the previous session, with beverage and telecom stocks driving the gains. However, investor sentiment continued to remain low amid concerns about rising interest rates. The Colombo stock index… …
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Sri Lankan shares close at over 3-week low; turnover up on block deals


Published on Friday, March 3, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares on Friday hit their lowest close in more than three weeks, as investors sold telecom shares and on concerns over rising interest rates. The Colombo stock index ended down 0.42 percent at 6,101.51, its lowest close since Feb. 9. The bourse dropped… …
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