Money

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Stopgap

State run Bank of Ceylon has lent US$ 75 mn to the government help bridge the budget deficit.The one-year loan is priced at 192 basis points above the …

Short Break

The Central Bank has deferred its planned roadshow to raise dollar funds for the government.The US$ 100 mn fund raising exercise was due to kick off on Monday, …

Country Road

Top Central Bank and Treasury officials will hit the road next week to raise dollar funds for the government.The US$ 100 mn fund raising exercise will see a …

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