Category Archives: Treasury Bonds and Bills

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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Sri Lankan shares extend fall to 2-week closing low


Published on Thursday, January 18, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 18, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares fell for a fifth straight session on Tuesday and closed at their lowest in two weeks, as local retail investors booked profits in blue chips ahead of a long-delayed local election next month.… …
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Sri Lankan shares fall on profit-taking; foreign buying continues


Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 12, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended marginally weaker on Thursday as recent gainers witnessed profit-booking, while foreign buying in the island nation’s risky assets curbed losses. The Colombo Stock Index ended 0.1 percent lower at 6,49502.96. Turnover stood… …
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Sri Lankan shares end down on profit-taking


Published on Thursday, January 11, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 11, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended weaker on Wednesday as investors sold blue chips such as Ceylon Tobacco Co, but foreign investors’ appetite for risky assets limited the downslide. The Colombo Stock Index ended 0.4 percent weaker at… …
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Sri Lankan shares slip from near 7-week high on profit-taking


Published on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

ATCHUTHAN SRIRANGAN, SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS COLOMBO, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended lower on Tuesday, slipping from a near seven-week high hit in the previous session, as investors booked profits in blue chip stocks, while foreign traders continued buying the island nation’s risky assets. The… …
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Sri Lankan shares climb to near 7-week high; Keells leads


Published on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 9, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares rose on Monday to a near seven-week high as blue chip shares such as John Keells Holdings Plc gained, while foreign investors continued to buy the island nation’s risky assets. The Colombo Stock… …
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Sri Lankan bank net interest margins seen stabilizing


Published on Monday, January 8, 2018

Economy Next – 05.01.2018 By First Capital Research Sri Lanka’s listed banks are expected to have a steady phase of growth during the 2018-20 period with net interest margins stabilising, stockbrokers First Capital said in a research report. It attributed the forecast to stable credit growth, improving economic growth supporting lower non performing loans and… …
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Sri Lankan shares climb to near 2-month closing high


Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 5, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares rose on Friday, closing the first week of the new year on a firm note, on the back of heavy foreign buying in blue chips. The Colombo Stock Index ended 0.85 percent firmer… …
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Sri Lankan shares edge down amid high turnover


Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS JANUARY 5, 2018 COLOMBO, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended slightly weaker on Thursday amid heavy buying by foreign investors, but traders said sentiment was likely to remain positive after the central bank kept key policy rates unchanged last week. The Colombo… …
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