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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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Sri Lankan stocks end flat near 4-week low; lenders gain


Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 10, 2018 COLOMBO, May 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended little changed on Wednesday, at a near four-week low, as losses in shares of beverage companies outweighed gains in bank stocks even as many investors continued to stay on the sidelines looking… …
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Sri Lankan stocks end higher in light trade; banks, telcos lead


Published on Monday, April 23, 2018

ATCHUTHAN SRIRANGAN, ASSISTANT  MANAGER – RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS April 23, 2018 COLOMBO, April 20 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan share index ended slightly firmer in a holiday-shortened trading session on Friday, hovering near a five-week closing high hit earlier in the week, as investors picked up banking and telecommunication shares. Many… …
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Sri Lankan shares end higher; foreigners sell


Published on Monday, April 16, 2018

ATCHUTHAN SRIRANGAN, SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS April 16, 2018 COLOMBO, April 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended slightly firmer on Wednesday led by blue-chip stocks in thin trade, while foreign selling boosted turnover with most local investors on leave ahead of the Sinhala-Tamil New Year this week,… …
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Sri Lankan stocks end lower; turnover hits 15-week low


Published on Monday, April 9, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS APRIL 9, 2018 COLOMBO, April 6 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares slipped on Friday from their highest close in a week hit in the previous session, led by blue-chip stocks with the day’s turnover slumping to a 15-week low ahead of the traditional Sinhala-Tamil… …
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