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Thursday September 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka's NDB downgraded to 'A(lka)' amid soft-peg collapse

Has government securities

July 29, 2022 6 min read

Sri Lanka banks cut foreign borrowings, see more deposit dollarization

Under monetary instability it is not just ISBs that went up but also bank dollar borrowings

July 24, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka private credit tumbles in May, state credit also falls

Govt credit also moderates amid credit line

July 3, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Bank of Ceylon downgraded to RD

We believe the foreign-currency funding and liquidity profile is highly stretched

June 27, 2022 8 min read
Sri Lanka clears offshore banks at Colombo Port City: Commission

New account created in all banks to help invest in Colombo Port City

Sri Lanka private credit negative in June 2022, Rs189bn printed

Dollar denominated credit repaid by state and private borrowers

Sri Lanka tightens bank dividends, profit repatriation to preserve capital

Banks were also asked not to buy back shares, to use "extreme due diligence and prudence" in capex

May 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Bank of Ceylon 'CCC' rating place on watch for possible downgrade

Constrained access to foreign currency funding and indications of stress experienced by banks in the system as result

April 13, 2022 8 min read

Sri Lanka state private banks on watch for downgrade: Fitch

On heightened forex risks

April 13, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka CEB struggles to pay for coal, salaries amid tariff hike delay: report

State banks heavily exposed to energy utilities

March 29, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposition questions whether state bank delayed payment

Please look into this immediately

March 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's LB Finance buys tiny Multi-Finance

A 64-pct stake for Rs400mn

March 16, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka price controls on credit cards, overdrafts, pawning to be raised: Central Bank

Credit cards (penal rates) now at 20-pct, T/ODs 18-pct and pawning 12-pct

March 4, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's NTB Bank net up 77-pct in Dec 22 quarter

Strong credit growth

March 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka central bank not banned state banks from lending to CPC: CB Governor

CPC lending should be be under single borrower threshold

February 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka DFCC Bank net down 68-pct in Dec 22

DFCC's loan loss provisions in December quarter was 1.3 billion rupees up from 529.4 million a year earlier.

February 20, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka firms to sell dollar shares on stock exchange

Sri Lankan firms can now raise funds in foreign currencies through listing at Colombo Stock Exchange

February 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks fall to over 1-wk low on forced sales; LOFC boosts turnover

The key stock index has fallen 6.8 percent so far in February on forex, economic concerns

February 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's LOLC gets nod to buy Kenya micro-financier: report

Exempted from shareholder limits for 4 years

February 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka finance companies raise Rs12.5bn in new capital

Another 12 companies are in the process of consolidation

January 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka bank pays China fertilizer firm after court order lifted

Ahead of visit by Chinese minister

January 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Alliance Finance gets US$5mn from EMF Microfinance Fund

After FMO funding

January 4, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka orders housing loans to be given at prime lending rate

After 5 years AWPR plus 200bp

January 3, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's JKH, Central Finance asks for more time to cut NTB stake

Deadline to cut stake to 20-pct Dec 31

January 3, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka central bank controls dollar deposit rates amid currency crisis

To be 150bp below 364-day T-bill yield

January 2, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Alliance Finance gets second tranche of Dutch dollar credit

The funds will be on-lent to micro, small and medium enterprises

December 26, 2021 1 min read