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Bourse set to cruise with Gota’s win

Published on Monday, November 18, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves at his supporters as he leaves his house in Colombo. (Reuters photo)   By Nishel Fernando Capital market analysts expect the Colombo bourse to climb upward in the short to medium-term following the fairly convincing win of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who appeared to be the… …
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Sri Lankan stocks, rupee slip ahead of presidential polls

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

COLOMBO, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended weaker on Thursday, edging lower from their near one-week high hit in the previous session, as investors sold healthcare and telecommunication shares ahead of Saturday’s presidential vote. ** Campaigning for the polls ended on Thursday. ** Though wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is backed by… …
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One Year T-Bill yield spikes to near 4-month high

Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

By First Capital Weekly Yield Movement & Volume During the week, the secondary market yield curve remained broadly unchanged while overall market witnessed limited activities with moderate volumes except on 13th     Wednesday which saw   buying interest during the early hours of trading before the weekly bill auction. Activities were mainly centred on… …
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Listed company earnings to improve on consumer demand, policy stability: First Capital

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Category:Stock Market

ECONOMYNEXT- Earnings among listed firms are expected to grow over the next few quarters with a rise in consumer demand in the run up to elections, following which policy stability is expected, the research arm of First Capital, an investment bank, said. “We expect… the upcoming elections to boost consumer demand and economic activity, resulting… …
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Nisansala Kuruppumudali, Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 06.11.2019

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

In the bond market the secondary market yield curve shifted slightly upwards while overall market witnessed moderate volumes.  Equity market continued to end in red for the third consecutive day recording a week’s low index.  Nisansala Kuruppumudali, Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan , Assistant Manager – Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 04.11.2019

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

In the bond market secondary market yield curve remained broadly unchanged while overall market witnessed limited activity amidst thin volumes. Stock market ended in red on the price losses made in JKH and CARG. Atchuthan Srirangan , Assistant Manager – Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. First Capital is an investment bank offering… …
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Weekly Government Securities Market by First Capital

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

Weekly Yield Movement and Volume During the week, the secondary market yield curve remained broadly unchanged while overall market witnessed moderate volumes. Activities were mainly centred on 2022, 2023, 2024, 2027 and 2034 maturities. At the primary T-bond auction, 15.10.27 and 15.08.39 were accepted at weighted averages of 10.24% and 10.68%, respectively. Ahead of the… …
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Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market forecast – 03.11.2019

Published on Monday, November 4, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

Bond market has been witnessing moderate activity levels during the past week. With surplus liquidity in the system, we expect some buying interest on mid to long tenor maturities. On equity side, we expect some positivity to emerge with positive earnings results. Hiruni Perera, Senior Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the bond and… …
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Our Director / CEO Dilshan Wirasekara recognize by Echelon Magazine as a thought leader of the New Establishment 100 pushing boundaries and taking Sri Lanka to the future.

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 | Category:Corporate

Echelon Magazine The importance of saving is ingrained into Sri Lankans at a young age. However, financial literacy is otherwise low in Sri Lanka, except in the Western Province, says Dilshan Wirasekara. Students should be taught financial literacy incrementally in school. However, as they are not, a majority of Sri Lankans reach adulthood only knowing… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 31.10.2019

Published on Friday, November 1, 2019 | Category:Educational Articles

The secondary market yield curve shifted slightly upwards while overall market witnessed moderate volumes. Stock market rebounded to positive territory recording the highest daily gain in 13 weeks, predominantly contributed by the price appreciations of HNB.N and SLTL. Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. First Capital is an investment… …
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