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

Greenlight

The Colombo Stock Exchanges debt trading system is likely to take off this month, giving smalltime investors closer access to the government debt market.Seylan …

Third Opinion

So far, the bank has mandated Fitch Ratings Inc. to give Sri Lanka its first country rating. Fitch was selected for its local presence through Fitch Ratings …

New Blood

Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka is tapping the local debt market to raise up to Rs. 200 mn to fuel its expansion programme.rnrnrnrnrnrnNew Page 1rnrnrnrnrn …

Mock Runs

The Central Bank plans to start mock runs for scripless trading on government securities next week after parliament approved the legislative amendments.Deputy …

Its A Wrap

Upcoming debt market specialist, National Wealth Corp. wrapped up a complex debt-restructuring deal for the governments supermarket chain.rnrnrnrnrnrnNew Page …

Leg Up

The Sri Lankan rupee is on course for a firmer footing against the US dollar, despite recent political cross currents that have shaken the currency.After …

Boo Hoo

Suntel wants to buy back Rs 300 mn of its 750mn high yielding medium term debentures, which yield in excess of 22 percent per annum.The wireless operator …

Short Crop

The Central Bank has cut its domestic borrowing programme for Nov. by Rs. 2 bn, as the Treasury is expecting some dollar funds to come in.The bank was earlier …

No Change

The Central Bank left its key short-term rates unchanged on Tuesday, signalling that it was business as usual on the interest rate front.The overnight …

Six Calls

Six investment banks are vying to take up the post of international ratings advisor to the government, as it embarks on the process of seeking a sovereign …

Round II

Seylan Bank is raising over a billion rupees in debt, to meet its capital adequacy requirements.The bank said a billion rupees will be raised through a …

Bids Galore

The Central Banks maiden 20-year treasury bond issue was snapped up at 6.08 percent as investors put in bids for Rs. 4.24 bn.The issue carried a coupon of …

Bloom Time

Sri Lankas primary dealers signed up with Bloomberg to set up a bond-trading platform.At the moment the scripless securities system is not yet operational, but …

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