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Sri Lankan shares edge up on foreign investor buying

Published on Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares closed marginally higher on Thursday after posting a near three-week closing low in the previous session, as foreign investors bought recently battered stocks while concerns about rising interest rates continued to hurt investor sentiment. The Colombo stock index ended up 0.09 percent… …
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Sri Lankan shares hit 2-1/2-week closing low; block deals boost turnover

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares fell on Monday to hit their lowest close in more than two weeks as investors were worried over rising interest rates, but foreign buying and block deals in Expolanka Holdings boosted the turnover. Foreign investors net bought 716.2 million rupees worth of… …
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Sri Lankan shares edge up as investors pick up bank stocks

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares rose slightly on Wednesday from a more than one-week closing low hit in the previous session as investors bought banking shares, but concerns over rising interest rates weighed on sentiment. Yields on treasury bills rose 3-10 basis points at a weekly auction… …
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Sri Lankan shares hit more than 1-wk closing low as rising rates weigh

Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares hit a more than one-week closing low on Tuesday, their fourth straight session of losses, as investors sold shares of blue chip companies such as John Keells Holdings Plc amid concerns over rising interest rates. The Colombo stock index fell 0.2 percent… …
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MARKET UPDATE ON ADA DERANA ENGLISH NEWS – 2017.02.20

Published on Monday, February 20, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FC Head of Research Dimantha Mathew with the market update – between 16.40 mins to 17.13 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 – treasury bills and… …
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Sri Lankan shares fall for 3rd session; blue-chips down

Published on Monday, February 20, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares hit a one-week closing low on Monday, as investors sold shares of blue chip firms such as Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc and John Keells Holdings Plc amid concerns over rising market interest rates. The Colombo stock index fell 0.33 percent to 6,139.51,… …
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US bond rate increase good for CSE; not so much for local bonds

Published on Sunday, February 19, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FIRST CAPITAL’S  SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST ATCHUTHAN SRIRANGAN, SPEAKS TO THE SUNDAY TIMES Foreigners rally in cash at CSE Despite being one of the poorest performing markets in the region, Sri Lanka’s stock market which has been in the doldrums has attracted a lot of foreign buying interest since of late. This heavy investor participation stems… …
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Sri Lankan shares slip from 4-wk closing high on profit-taking

Published on Friday, February 17, 2017 | Category:Educational Articles

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares ended slightly weaker on Thursday, down from a four-week closing high hit in the previous session, as investors sold diversified and telecom shares after a three-day rising streak. The Colombo stock index fell 0.03 percent to end at 6,173.72, sliding from its… …
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First Capital CEO panelist at 5th Annual Capital Market Conference

Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017 | Category:Educational Articles

Mr. Dilshan Wirasekara, CEO First Capital Holdings PLC will be sharing his insights and expertise at the 5th Annual Capital Market Conference. This year’s conference marks the 3rd consecutive year in which our CEO has been invited as a guest panelist representing the capital market industry in Sri Lanka. The 5th Annual Capital Market (CAPM)… …
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Sri Lankan shares hit 2-wk closing high as blue chips rally

Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Category:First Capital

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares hit a two-week closing high on Tuesday as investors picked up blue chip shares such as John Keells Holdings Plc and Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc, brokers said. The Colombo stock index ended 0.17 percent firmer at 6,148.94, its highest close since Jan.… …
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