Category Archives: Treasury Bonds and Bills

GDP growth below expectations: FCR Pre-policy analysis


Published on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ceylon Today | 2018-02-14 First Capital Research (FCR) recently issued its Pre-policy analysis for 2018, which stated GDP growth for 3Q 2017 was lower than expected, growing by 3.3% YoY in the quarter. Overall agricultural activities reported negative growth, mainly due to unfavourable weather conditions (severe drought and heavy rainfall) that prevailed during the last two… …
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Sri Lankan stocks climb for 3rd session as Janashakthi Insurance jumps


Published on Saturday, February 3, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS FEBRUARY 3, 2018 COLOMBO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares rose for a third straight session on Friday to their highest close in more than three weeks, boosted by a surge in Janashakthi Insurance Plc as it agreed to sell its general insurance… …
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Weekly Government Securities Market -02-02-2018


Published on Friday, February 2, 2018

Ceylon Today | 2018-02-02 Following the T.-Bond auction on 29 January the yield curve experienced a slight downward shift during the day while overall market saw moderate volumes. On 30 January the Treasury Bill auction 6M maturity saw its yield decreasing by 1bps while the yield of 1-yr Bill remained unchanged at 8.90%. Overall yield curve… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan, Senior Research Analyst at First Capital Holdings, with the Market Review on Ada Derana – 21.01.2018


Published on Monday, January 29, 2018

First Capital’s Atchuthan Srirangan with the Market Review on Ada Derana 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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Strategy Report 2018 – First Capital Research


Published on Friday, January 26, 2018

by First Capital Research “Tough Conditions, but Cautiously Optimistic 2018”  Bond Market We expect the yield curve in Government securities to have upward pressure in 2Q & 3Q in 2018, but First Capital Research has reduced the expected peaks in bond rates (1Yr, 5Yr & 10Yr) amidst the sharp rise in the health of the… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital Holdings, with the Market Review on Ada Derana – 21.01.2018


Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

First Capital’s Dimantha Mathew with the Market Review on Ada Derana 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… …
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Sri Lankan shares edge lower; turnover up on foreign trades


Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

JALIYA WIJERATNE, CEO AT FIRST CAPITAL EQUITIES SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 24, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares edged down on Tuesday for a second straight session, their ninth session of losses in ten, but turnover was up on heavy trading by foreign investors. The Colombo Stock index ended 0.05 percent weaker at… …
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Weekly Government Securities Market – 18-01-2018


Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Weekly Yield movement & Volume Bond market activity was very dull following last Wednesday’s (10th) bill auction which saw yield falling in a short tenor due to high demand. Today (17th Jan) primary bill auction saw yields of 182 days maturity dipping 9bps while 364 days maturity increased by 5bps. Liquidity & CBSL Holdings Market… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital Holdings, with the Market Review on Ada Derana – 14.01.2018


Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

First Capital’s Dimantha Mathew with the Market Review on Ada Derana 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… …
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Sri Lankan shares extend declines, foreign buying curbs fall


Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 18, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended down for a sixth consecutive session on Wednesday, hitting their lowest close in more than two weeks, as retail investors sold blue chips, but foreign buying in the island nation’s risky assets… …
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