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Sri Lanka rupee weaker, stocks higher at open

Sri Lanka rupee was quoted weaker at 186.17/22 to US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday while bond yields were flat an...

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Sri Lanka sells 2-year bonds below policy rate after money printing

Sri Lanka had sold 35 billion rupees of 2-year, 5- month bonds at 5.86 percent below the 6.5 percent policy rate, data f...

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Dumith Fernando appointed Sri Lanka's stock exchange chairman

Dumith Fernando, Chairman of Asia Securities group has been appointed Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange from July 0...

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Sri Lanka stocks close 0.35-pct higher

Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.35 percent higher on Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Richard Pieris and Softlogic Holdings with tur...

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Sri Lanka rupee quoted around 193/195 levels in spot market

Sri Lanka’s quoted around 193/195 levels in the spot market on Friday, while bond yields were steady, dealers said.

Sri Lanka rupee ends slightly firmer around 193/194 levels in spot market

Sri Lanka’s closed slightly firmer around 193/194 levels in the spot market on Wednesday, while bond yields edged high...

Sri Lanka's 12-month Treasury yield falls to 11.20-pct

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's 12-month Treasury bill yield fell 04 basis points to 11.20 percent at an auction Wednesday com...

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Sri Lanka rupee steady, bonds dull ahead of bill auction

Sri Lanka's rupee was quoted 180.05/15 to the US dollar in the spot market shortly after opening stronger from yesterday...

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Sri Lanka stocks down, foreign selling in JKH

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s stock market closed lower Tuesday with continued foreign selling in John Keells ...

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Sri Lanka to securities settlement in deal with China depository

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s stock exchange hopes to strengthen registration and settlement infrastructure th...

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Sri Lanka stocks up, foreign selling continues in JKH

ECONOMYNEXT – Foreign selling continued in Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings Monday with foreign buying in HNB Ass...

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Sri Lankan stocks up, foreigners sell Commercial Bank

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lankan stocks closed higher Thursday with negotiated block deals accounting for over half the total tu...

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Sri Lanka rupee weaker, bonds dull ahead of auction

Sri Lanka's rupee was quoted down from 179.65/75 to the US dollar in mid morning trade and bonds markets were dull ahead...

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Sri Lankan stocks end up, foreigners buy into Sampath Bank

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lankan stocks closed higher Wednesday with continued foreign selling in John Keells Holdings and forei...

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Sri Lanka 12-month Treasury yield edges up to 11.24-pct

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's 12-month Treasury bill yield edged up 04 basis points to 11.24 percent at an auction Wednesday...

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Tokyo stocks open higher on cheaper yen

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Wednesday - Tokyo stocks opened higher on Wednesday helped by a cheaper yen and a rebound in Europe...

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Latest Last
US Dollar 201.0455 200.5117
UK Pound 277.3121 277.2676
Euro 233.7456 233.8869
Aus Dollar 150.2614 151.2660
Yen 1.7625 1.7543
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.6854 2.6801
Korea Won 0.1705 0.1707
Oman Rial 522.2097 520.8231
Saudi Riyal 53.6007 53.4541
UAE Dirham 54.7338 54.5885
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,572.70 0.54%
CSE All Share 9,881.50 1.78%
Turnover Rs million. 2,191,558,044.10 4,268,523
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 7.19 6.64
6-m bill 7.31 6.80
12-m bill 7.46 6.96
5-yr bond 10.52 9.48
8-yr bond 11.37 9.97
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 5.11 5.11
Gilt Repo 5.14 5.14
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Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lankan stocks close down 0.3-pct, rupee weakens against dollar

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan stocks closed lower Tuesday with continued foreign selling while the rupee ended weaker ...

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Sri Lankan stocks close down 0.4-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan stocks closed lower Monday with turnover at moderate levels and foreign buying in Sampat...

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Auditors give qualified opinion of Sri Lanka Anilana Hotels’ accounts

ECONOMYNEXT – Auditors M/s Amarasekera & Company, Chartered Accountants, have given a qualified opinion on the an...

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Sri Lanka crisis negative for economy, polls seen positive for stocks

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka’s political crisis is not good for economic growth but investors see early elections coul...

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Foreign investors sell Rs17bn in Sri Lanka bonds in week

ECONOMYNEXT - Foreign investors have sold 17 billion rupees of bonds with total holdings of bonds dropping to 180.9 bill...

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Sri Lankan shares end mixed, foreigners buy Seylan Bank non-voting

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s share market indices closed mixed Friday with foreign buying interest seen in no...

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Sri Lanka’s Bogawantalawa to replant tea, upgrade factories with debt issue

Sri Lankan regional plantations company Bogawantalawa Tea Estates has told shareholders it would use funds raised from a...

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Sri Lanka stocks up 0.6-pct, bonds yields ease

Sri Lanka's stocks closed up 0.6 percent, ahead of a court decision on the dissolution of parliament and bond yields eas...

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Sri Lanka economic slowdown trims company profits, bank earnings grow

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan listed company profits fell 10 percent in the September 2018 quarter from a year ago on ...

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Sri Lankan stocks down, Janashakthi, Orient Finance up on speculation

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan stocks closed lower with prices of some financial sector firms driven up sharply on spec...

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