Money

Lower Lending

The Central Bank on Friday cut its key short-term discount rates by 75 basis points, in line with its policy of lowering rates.The bank lowered the reverse …

Heading Up

Treasury Bill yeilds moved up by 64 basis points at the close of this weeks auction.rnrnrnrnrnrnNew Page 1rnrnrnrnrn rn rn rn rn rn   rn Amount rn Bids rn …

Two on DEXs

Two parties have responded to the Colombo Stock Exchanges call to admit trading members to its new debt trading, the DEX.CSEs Senior Manager Marketing, Rajeeva …

New Innings

Capital Alliance Ltd., the newest entrant to the Primary Dealer fraternity, plans to tap the outstation market to promote government debt.The Central Bank on …

DEX Brokers

The Colombo Stock Exchange on Wednesday sent out calls to admit trading members to trade on its new debt trading system, the DEX.Trading members are second …

Bigger Cushion

Primary Dealers in government debt were asked to raise their capital this month as the Central bank tried to strengthen the dealer network.The new regulations …

Smooth Run

The Central Bank quote s new money market auction started off on Monday, with the bank offering and accepted bids for Rs. 6 bn at 9.26 percent.Earlier, dealers …

Open Sesame

The Central Bank will start open market operations for the money market on Monday. The market friendly move will give the Central Bank a new monetary policy …

Rough Times

The Central Bank has issued a draft guideline to allow primary dealers to transact in derivative instruments.The guidelines include limits for credit risks and …

New Wicket

The Asia Capital Group on Monday disposed its shareholding in its associated company, Capital Alliance Ltd., for Rs. 36 mn.Capital Alliance which specialises …

SWAP Talk

The Primary Dealers Association is meeting industry experts on Tue. to discuss ways to promote interest rates swaps and forward rate agreements.Talks by …

Longer View

The Central Bank said Tuesday it was extending its yield curve further by issuing a 15-year bond this week.The maiden Rs. 1.5 bn issue carries a 8.5 percent …

Fund Raising

Seylan Merchant Leasing, a Seylan Merchant Bank subsidiary, is issuing a Rs. 50 mn four year unsecured, subordinated, redeemable and unlisted debentures to be …

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