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Bartleet Finance shares to Janashakthi Limited

Bartleet Transcapital Limited has reached agreement with Janashakthi Limited to sell 86.79% of its issued and fully paid share capital of Bartleet Finance PLC. The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has approved in principle the acquisition of Bartleet Finance PLC by Janashakthi Limited on behalf of Orient Finance PLC and the…

(0)Comments | August 18, 2014 11:13 am

Asian Alliance Insurance first half PAT 339Mn

Asian Alliance Insurance PLC (AAI) that is part of the Softlogic Group is pleased to announce profit after tax for the first half of 2014 at Rs 339Million. The impressive result comes about on the back of Life premiums growth of 21% for the period at Rs 1.4Billion, with the absolute increase of Rs 252Million…

(0)Comments | August 16, 2014 9:43 pm

Commercial Credit profits up 184% in Q1 2013/14

Commercial Credit and Finance PLC recorded a profit after tax of Rs. 490 million for the quarter ended 30th June, up from Rs. 172 million posted during the same period in 2013, a growth of 184%. Net interest income rose 86% in the quarter from Rs. 886 million in 2013 to Rs. 1,652 million this…

(0)Comments | August 16, 2014 9:38 pm

Shortages of KIA spares expected

In the event of any shortages of KIA spare parts in Sri Lanka following the damages caused by a fire at the KIA spare part stores immediate steps would be taken to overcome them, said KIA Motors Lanka Limited chief executive officer Mahen Thambiah. A fire broke out last Monday (11 August) at the KIA…

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014 6:55 pm

Luxembourg’s GEM Global Yield Fund invests in Nation Lanka Finance

Nation Lanka Finance PLC says that according to an agreement reached the Luxembourg registered company, GEM Global Yield Fund LLC SCS, with its registered office at 412F, Route d’Esch, L-2086 Luxembourg has remitted to the company via SIA, the first tranche of investment based on the formula agreed upon, amounting to Rs. 8,300,440 representing 1,211,743…

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014 6:26 pm

Adams Investments mandatory offer to PCH Holdings suspended

The mandatory offer made to PCH Holdings PLC by Adams Investments Limited has been suspended following a letter by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC). The suspension will be in force till the final court determination of the case. On 14August, after considering all the facts court allowed Adams Investments Limited to…

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014 6:08 pm

Stock Market Review – 15th Aug 2014

Colombo bourse end its weekly activities in the negative territory on profit taking where core index shed some of the hefty returns gained during the week. ASI slipped by 29.24 index points or 0.42% to close at 6,943.85 while 20-scrip S&P SL index declined by 7.79 index points or 0.20% to end at 3,820.98. Price…

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014 5:20 pm

Union Bank share trading resumes

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) lifted the imposed trading halt for Union Bank PLC at 12.00 pm. today after the release of the following announcement. CSE today morning suspended the trading of Union Bank PLC shares for the second day in the row pending the announcement.

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014 12:26 pm

Central Bank’s latest policy interest decisions

Headline inflation continued to remain in low single digit levels, although it increased to 3.6 per cent on a year-on-year basis in July 2014 from 2.8 per cent in the previous month reflecting higher prices of certain food items caused by adverse weather conditions. Meanwhile, core inflation, which reflects underlying price movements, rose marginally to…

(0)Comments | August 15, 2014 11:45 am

Stock Market Review – 14th Aug 2014

Colombo equities closed on Thursday in positive territory as core index gained 18.95 points or 0.27% to end at 6,973.09 while S&P SL 20 index gained 8.51 points or 0.22% to end at 3,828.77. All share price index touched the 7000 level today and recorded an intraday high of 7,018.72.  Declining interest rates and healthy…

(0)Comments | August 14, 2014 5:37 pm