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Canada joins the trade call

As part of its new internationalisation thrust, the second largest economy in North America directly called for a fresh trade round with Sri Lanka on 18 November while Sri Lanka beamed with satisfaction on its success with yet another NAFTA member-and more than 100 Lankan firms of all sizes packed EDB’s pioneering ‘Exporting to Canada’…

(0)Comments | November 18, 2014 6:27 pm

Stock Market Review – 18th Nov 2014

Colombo equities advanced on Tuesday for the sixth consecutive day amid net foreign inflow. During the six days, core index gained 144.85 index points (+2.0%) and witnessed net foreign inflow of LKR 2.6bn. ASI advanced by 24.23 index points or 0.32% to end at 7,548.23 recording 43-month high while S&P SL20 index crossed 4,200 mark…

(0)Comments | November 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Unrealized Profit of the EPF Portfolio of Investments in equity passes the Rs.14 billion mark

The “mark to market” value of EPF’s investment sin equities as at 14 November 2014 exceeded Rs.14 billion, in the background of the favourable equity market performances. In addition, the EPF has also realized Rs.6.7 billion by way of dividends, debenture interest and capital gains from its investments in equities and corporate debt instruments, so…

(0)Comments | November 18, 2014 10:15 am

Stock Market Review – 17th Nov 2014

Colombo stock market started weekly operations on optimistic note and maintained positive momentum gained on last week. Main index bagged 22.91 index points or 0.31% to end at 7,524.00 while 20-scrip S&P index gained 14.26 index points (+0.34%) to end at 4,170.08. Price appreciations in counters such as Dialog Axiata (closed at LKR 13.20,+5.6%), Nestle…

(0)Comments | November 17, 2014 6:49 pm

African power warms up for historic trade triathlon with Sri Lanka

The newest entrant to Africa’s top ten list called for renewed trade with Sri Lanka on 12 November-and the yearning for trade renewal was such, it wants a historic feat of more than three trade pacts with Sri Lanka in one go by next year itself! “We are looking forward to more trade interaction, and…

(0)Comments | November 17, 2014 6:38 pm

Highest Ever Foreign Inflows to the CSE

In a year that has proved to be record breaking, the Colombo Stock Exchange has reached yet another milestone in 2014 by recording its highest-ever inflow of foreign investment into the equity secondary market. Foreign purchases in 2014 as at 14th November is Rs. 95,083.8 Million surpassing the previous highest foreign purchases of Rs.92, 425….

(0)Comments | November 17, 2014 6:32 pm

Packer faces a new set of hurdles in SL

James Packer’s Crown group faces a new set of hurdles in his quest to open a $US400 ($457) million casino in Sri Lanka after threats by the country’s president that new gaming levies will be imposed should he win the upcoming January elections, the Age news agency reported. Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa announced new…

(0)Comments | November 17, 2014 10:55 am

Fitch Rates Lion Brewery’s Unsecured Debentures Final ‘AA-(lka)’

Fitch Ratings has assigned Sri Lanka-based Lion Brewery PLC’s (Lion; AA-(lka)/Stable) unsecured redeemable debenture issue of up to LKR2bn a final National Long-Term rating of ‘AA-(lka)’. The assignment of the final rating follows the receipt of documents conforming to information previously received, and is line with the expected rating assigned on 4 September 2014. The…

(0)Comments | November 14, 2014 6:44 pm

Stock Market Review – 14th Nov 2014

Colombo shares retained the optimistic momentum on Friday to conclude the weekly operations in positive territory. Benchmark All share price index closed on a three and a half year high of 7,501.09 with a gain of 21.40 points or 0.29%. 20-Script S&P SL 20 index gained 11.96 points or 0.29% to end at 4,155.82. During…

(0)Comments | November 14, 2014 6:28 pm

Central Bank of Sri Lanka presents new series of Rs. 10 district coins to President

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is to present a new series of Rs. 10 coins representing 25 administrative districts of Sri Lanka to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday, 17 November 2014.

(0)Comments | November 13, 2014 9:09 pm