Money

Short Respite

Treasury Bill yields fell by 200 basis points at Wednesdays auction due to excess liquidity in the money market and less pressure on short-term interest …

Quick Thinking

The Central Bank will raise nine billion rupees worth of shorter maturity bonds next month to ease the current interest rate pressures.The new issues which are …

Water Tight

The US government unveiled its new US$ 50 note on Tuesday designed with enhanced security features to beat counterfeiting.rn rnrn rnThe New US$ 50 bill rnrnrn …

Surging Demand

An election on top of the April festivities, created a bigger than expected demand for cash this year.Currency in circulation rose by a massive Rs. 18 bn …

Nail Biting

Local financial markets took a beating on Tuesday, which saw the equity and currency markets come under pressure, while bond dealers opted not to trade.Markets …

Poll Jitters

The rupee ended a tad lower against the US dollar on election day, though there were concerns that the currency could face a volatile period, on the outcome of …

Secure Cash

Peoples Leasing Company is coming out with a Rs. 500 mn debt paper, backed by an SL A rating from Fitch Ratings Lanka Ltd.rnrn ThernLease Backed Trust …

Early Leave

The Central Bank says it will issue Rs. 2 bn worth of treasury bills to the debt market as part of its borrowing programme for April.Of the Rs. 33,371 bn worth …

Hedging Bets

Singer (Sri Lanka) Ltd secured a SL A credit rating from Fitch Ratings Lanka for its upcoming four-year Rs. 400 mn unsecured redeemable debenture issue.The …

Safe Mode

The Central Bank bought Rs. 4.4 bn worth treasury bills on Wednesday by driving rates down marginally.The bank said the money was needed to improve market …

Comfort Zone

The Central Bank left its key short-term rates unchanged on Thursday, a sign that it was business as usual despite a snap poll and a hike in the domestic …

Flat Outlook

Treasury rates remained flat at this weeks auction ahead of Central Banks monthly monetary policy announcement on Friday.Market players are not expecting the …

Trade-In

Singer Sri Lanka plans to retire some its short-term borrowings with a Rs. 400 mn four-year debenture issue coming out in March. Singer is keen to reduce its …

Debt Sales

The Stock Exchange will tap into internal funds to raise the issued share capital of its depositary system to Rs.100mn endash a final clause to allow secondary …

Dont Worry

After rising against the dollar, the rupee lost around 1 percent, as the markets panicked over a snap poll.rn rnldblquote The rise was largely attributed to a …

Borrowing Cheap

The Central Bank says it will issue Rs. 2 bn worth of two-year treasury bonds to the debt market, as part of its borrowing programme for March.rnrnOf the Rs. …

Wide Choice

The Colombo Stock Exchanges debt trading system officially goes live next Wed. giving investors an opportunity to electronically trade in government treasuries …

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