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Weekly Govt Securities Market Steep decline of 1-Yr T-bill to 9.18%


Published on Friday, May 17, 2019

CEYLON TODAY | 17.05.2019 By First Capital Research Weekly Yield movement & Volume The secondary market yield curve was seen once again recording a parallel shift downwards, on the back of heavy buying interest primarily centred on the short to mid tenor maturities. The shorter end of the curve witnessed a steep decline in the… …
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Sri Lanka’s 2019 growth to hit 18-year low after Easter bombings: Reuters poll


Published on Friday, May 10, 2019

10.05.2019 | Reuters COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s economic growth is expected to slump to a near two-decade low this year, a Reuters poll showed, as tourism, foreign investment and overall business activity eased sharply in the wake of the devastating Easter Sunday bombings. Security in Sri Lanka has been ramped up since the April 21… …
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Sri Lanka stocks close 0.39-pct lower, selling in banks, JKH


Published on Thursday, May 9, 2019

ECONOMY NEXT | 09.05.2019 Sri Lanka’s stocks closed 0.39 percent lower on Thursday, with selling interest on John Keells Holdings (JKH) and banks. The benchmark All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed 20.77 points lower at 5,352.20. The ASPI had reached an intra-day high of 5374.68 in the first half hour of trading, before moving towards… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the Bond and equity Market performance – 07.05.2019


Published on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 07.05.2019 First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market forecast – 05.05.2019


Published on Monday, May 6, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market forecast – 05.05.2019 First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide… …
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First Capital’s Dimantha Mathew on the impact of the Easter Sunday Attack to the Share market – 24.04.2019


Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the impact of the Easter Sunday attack on the Share market First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class… …
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Foreigners see value in Colombo stocks


Published on Monday, April 29, 2019

SUNDAY TIMES | 29.04.2019 Colombo shares saw foreigners on a buying spree on two days this week, despite the bad sentiment after Easter Sunday attacks with analysts saying that foreign buyers see the value in purchasing blue chips at this time. Wednesday and Thursday foreigners were net buyers. Wednesday saw Rs. 1.3 billion net buying… …
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Sri Lankan stocks reaching bottom of cycle


Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

ECONOMY NEXT | 17.04.2019 Sri Lanka’s stock market is heading towards the bottom of a cycle, with opportunities for buying and potential recovery in the coming quarters, a research house said. “With the recent stock market plunge, we believe that we inaccurately assessed the market to be at the depression stage during the December 2018… …
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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the Bond and equity Market performance – 16.04.2019


Published on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 16.04.2019 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. First Capital’s best-in-class… …
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1-Yr T-bill records at single-digit 9.99 per cent


Published on Friday, April 12, 2019

CEYLON TODAY | 12.04.2019 Weekly yield movement and volume The yield curve shifted downwards across the board in anticipation of a possible policy easing at the monetary policy announcement on 8 April 2019. Contrary to expectations, policy rates remained unchanged, resulting in the yield curve shifting upwards amidst both local and foreign selling. At the… …
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