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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and equity market performance – 11.09.2019

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and equity market performance  #CSE #CBSL #lka. First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research deliver heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research,… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and equity market forecast – 08.09.2019

Published on Monday, September 9, 2019

“We expect bond yields to be volatile during the coming week with selling pressure in the foreign side continuing amidst lower level of local buying. Equity market to be weak in the upcoming week as well with the market correction with the weak investor sentiment….………” Atchuthan Srirangan , Assistant Manager – Research at First Capital… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and equity market performance – 02.09.2019

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and equity market performance – 02.09.2019 #CSE #CBSL #lka. First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange.… …
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T-Bill yields rise for second consecutive week

Published on Monday, August 26, 2019

Ceylon Today | 23 Aug 2019 By First Capital Research Weekly yield movement & Volume During the week, secondary market witnessed selling interest from both local and foreign counter parties, except on Tuesday (20), which saw buying interest across the board. Moreover, on 21 Wednesday, prior to the bill auction, market witnessed buying interest in… …
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CTC drags Sri Lanka stocks 0.17- pct down at close

Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ECONOMYNEXT | 24.06.2019 Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.17 percent lower on Monday with Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) dragging the index down, brokers said. The All Share Price Index (ASPI) at the Colombo Stock Exchange closed 8.97 points lower at 5,354.53, falling from an intra-day high of 5,369.23 in the first half hour of trade, and… …
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CB seen keeping rates steady as political tensions ease

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Reuters | 21 February 2019 Dimantha Mathew, Head of research at First Capital Holdings  speaks to the Reuters on the Monetary policy Forecast Reuters:  Sri Lanka’s Central Bank is expected to leave its key interest rates steady on Friday, a Reuters poll showed, as the island’s economy slowly recovers from a political crisis that sparked… …
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1-year T-Bill yield dips to 10.69 per cent

Published on Friday, February 1, 2019

  Weekly Yield movement & Volume During the first half of the week, the secondary market yield curve had a slight upward movement; however, during the latter session’s yields decreased on the back of buying interest which mainly centred on mid-tenure maturities. With continued foreign buying in rupee bonds, the rupee has been relatively stable,… …
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Bullish mode enabled due to positive outcomes of primary auctions

Published on Friday, January 18, 2019

Ceylon Today | 18 Jan 2019 Weekly Yield Movement & Volume The bond market opened in bullish sentiment, enabled by the positive mode on the back of primary bill and bond auction outcomes. During the week, a notable downward shift was witnessed in the secondary market yield curve, while overall market witnessed moderate volumes. During the… …
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Sri Lankan stocks down 0.6-pct, foreign selling continues in JKH

Published on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Economy Next – 04.07.2018 By First Capital Research ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan stocks ended weaker Wednesday for the third straight session, in thin trade, with continued foreign selling in conglomerate John Keells Holdings, brokers said. The All Share Price Index fell 37.05 points or 0.6% to close at 6,044.03 while the more liquid SP SL20… …
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Sri Lankan shares hit 5-week closing low on fuel price hike, foreign outflows

Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

JALIYA WIJERATNE, CEO OF FIRST CAPITAL EQUITIES, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 14, 2018  COLOMBO, May 14 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended at a near five-week low on Monday, led by industrial shares such as John Keells Holdings, while foreign outflows and the recent fuel price hike weighed on sentiment, stockbrokers said. State-run fuel retailer Ceylon Petroleum… …
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