Money

No Brakes

The rupee slipped up against the US dollar to end at 99.15, despite a state bank selling some dollars to shore up the currency.The rupee opened at 99.25, …

Flat Out

Treasury bond yields for two-year papers remained flat, despite Mondays auction being oversubscribed, the Central Bank said.The bank offered Rs. 1 bn, but …

Listing Debt

The Central Bank has allowed the Employee Provident Fund to list its Rs. 240 bn government treasury portfolio on the CSEs new debt trading system, the DEX.The …

Marching Up

Treasury bill yields continued to tick upwards with three-month paper gaining by seven basis points at Tuesdays auction, the Central Bank said Tuesday.The bank …

Be Good

Central Bank, Governor A. S. Jayawardena said foreign exchange market should take a longer-term view of the rupee and avoid aberrant behavior.The governor said …

Maiden Run

The Central Bank will start issuing its maiden batch government treasuries in scripless form this week, allowing the market to settle their transactions …

Secure Funds

Asian Finance Ltd has raised Rs. 100 mn by securitising its future cash receivables to fund its working capital.Structured and placed by National Wealth Corp …

Mute Market

Secondary market trading in government securities has tapered off to a fraction of last years levels with political uncertainty putting bond dealers on the …

Any Takers?

Saddled with debts of over Rs. 11 bn, the CEB is coming to the market again to securitise its future cash flows by borrowing over a billion rupees.CEB tapped …

Good Marks

Fitch Ratings Lanka Ltd (FRL) has assigned SL A national credit rating to the Implied Long-term unsecured Senior Debt of First Capital Treasuries Ltd (FCTL).SL …

Steady Ship

The Central Bank left its key short-term rates unchanged on Wednesday, signalling that it was comfortable with the countrys economic fundamentals.The overnight …

New Page

The government is looking at amending laws to allow foreign investors into the corporate debt market, without liberalising the capital account.Foreigners are …

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