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Saturday January 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka Insurance 'CCC+' rating confirmed, new Grand Hyatt investment to weaken RBC

New super gains tax to reduce profits

2 min read

Sri Lanka's Bank of Ceylon profits down in Sept amid provisioning

Strong loan growth driven by overdrafts

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Sri Lanka's SDF is priced at a discount to peers, faster growth expected: IPO managers

New capital will remove capital constraints

2 min read

Sarvodaya DF modernizing Sri Lanka farming with mechanization, digital tech: CEO

This is basically what we call a shared economy ecosystem

2 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

Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank says its QR code app draws 100,000 users

Various bills can be paid using the app

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Sri Lanka's NTB 'A(lka)' rating confirmed by Fitch amid slowing credit

NTB had a higher concentration on leasing and credit cards and weak asset quality than peers.

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Sri Lanka's SDB 'BB+(lka)' rating confirmed by Fitch amid strong credit growth

"We do not expect near-term pressure on SDB's liquidity as it has not fully utilized the proceeds from its capital

5 min read

Sri Lanka CB to set up mobile app for remittances

SL-Remit to make it cheaper

1 min read

Sri Lanka banks asked not to auction loan security till March, interest relief

Vehicle 'bubble' to be curbed

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Sri Lanka Central Bank issues circular on Stage III Covid linked bad loans

Banks with the approval of the Board of Directors were asked to set guidelines for loan impairment.

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Sri Lanka lifts price control on T-bills in key stability move

The controls had been in place from April 2020 and had had driven liquidity injections and reserve losses

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Sri Lanka finance companies hit by import controls: Fitch

The higher prices have supported loan recoveries from repossession in the near term but may expose firms to price falls

2 min read

Sri Lanka's LB Finance 'A-(lka)' rating confirmed

Finance companys face asset quality risks as bad loans rise

5 min read

Sri Lanka's Senkadagala Finance 'BBB+(lka)' rating confirmed, outlook stable

The firm had made provisions and reported lower than industry NPLs

4 min read

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Sri Lanka central bank recognizes Lanka Rating Agency

Capital requirements are calculated on ratings

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Sri Lanka slaps 100-pct LC margin to discourage consumer imports amid money printing

Chocolates, spaghetti, apple juice, wine, oats, soya milk, dairy goods, lipsticks, carpets, coats anoraks

2 min read

Sri Lanka extends Coronavirus debt moratorium till December 31

Capital and interest to be rolled over T-Bill + 1

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Sri Lanka bank loans grow in July, CB credit soars in reserve appropriations

CB credit grown 318 billion rupees in July in record forex reserve losses

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Sri Lanka central bank orders 5.0-pct ceiling on foreign currency deposits

Special deposit accounts can pay a premium

4 min read

Sri Lanka credit cards can be used for foreign personal purchases not business: CB

No new forex regulations on credit cards

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Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank net up 124-pct

Exchange gains, net interest income drive profits

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Fee income helps boost Sri Lanka’s Nations Trust Bank June profits

Steep rise in fee income

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Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank net up 52-pct in June quarter

Net interest income up on falling interest costs

1 min read

Sri Lanka’s Seylan Bank profits up 70 percent in June

Net interest and fee income up

1 min read