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Opportunities for entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and key challenges

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Start-ups play a vital role in a country’s economy, filling in niches and creating employment. In developing economies such as Sri Lanka, entrepreneurship is often viewed as an important component in stimulating economic growth, innovation and competitiveness.
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SEC urges listed companies to appoint compliance officers

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Sri Lanka’s capital market watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), urged all public listed companies to appoint an officer for the purpose of monitoring the particular company’s compliance with the SEC regulations.
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Brokers seek permission to close shop temporarily

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Several struggling stock brokers have written to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) requesting permission to temporarily halt their operations mainly due to low activity levels in the bourse, Mirror Business learns.
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Brokers seek permission to close shop temporarily

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Several struggling stock brokers have written to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) requesting permission to temporarily halt their operations mainly due to low activity levels in the bourse, Mirror Business learns.
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India Infoline to exit Lankan stock broking venture

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Nearly two and a half years into setting up of a stock broking arm in Sri Lanka, India’s diversified financial services group, India Infoline Limited (IIFL) is to sell its entire stake to exit the Lankan operations, according to a top company executive.
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SEC mulls ‘independent opinion’ on offer price for future IPOs

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has carried out a study to assess the possibility of mandating the justification of the ‘fairness of the Initial Public Offering (IPO) offer price’ by an independent and competent party, an year-end review by the SEC noted.
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SEC amends director dealing disclosure rules

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The capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a directive amending the disclosure requirements on share dealings by directors of listed entities, and these new rules will come in to force from April 01, 2014.
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SEC to amend disclosure rules on director dealings

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to amend the listing rules pertaining to disclosures on director dealings, to chuck out some ambiguities that have fuelled late disclosures by some parties.
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SEC educates Criminal Investigation Department

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The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) as the regulator of the capital market of Sri Lanka is committed towards promoting, developing and maintaining a capital market that is fair, efficient, orderly and transparent.
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SEC issues directive on minimum free float

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Having conducted three rounds of public consultations, capital market watchdog the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last Friday issued a directive on minimum public float as a continuous listing requirement effective from January 01,2014.
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CSE to implement minimum free float from January

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The capital market watchdog Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is likely to issue a directive in early part of next year, setting out rules on the ‘minimum mandatory continuous free floating limits’ for Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) listed companies, according to a top official.
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SEC tightens related party transaction rules

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The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday tightened the rules on related party transactions by introducing a detailed best practices code with effect from January 1, 2014, aiming to safeguard minority shareholders and put in place an internal control mechanism in listed firms.
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DEBT LISTINGS: Above investment grade rating becomes mandatory

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The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announcing a series of amendments to listing rules yesterday made it mandatory for debt issues to have ratings one notch above investment grade, and completely shelved Second Board listing of debt issuances.
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Foreign inflows top Rs.23bn

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Stocks ended two-week high yesterday led by diversified shares such as conglomerate John keels Holdings PLC, while foreign inflows also helped boost turnover.
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CSE postpones Singapore roadshow

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The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has postponed its fourth foreign roadshow in Singapore to January 21 next year. The event was previously scheduled for November 28, 2013.
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SEC mulls minimum credit rating for debt issuances

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The Sri Lanka’s capital market watchdog Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently considering the restriction corporate debt issuances which are coming with below investment grade, according to a top SEC official.
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Separate board to list BoI firms

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Both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) are currently working on a project to lure the Board of Investment (BoI) companies into the stock market in a bid to increase the number of listings and market liquidity, according to a top capital market official.
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Stockbrokers write to CSE requesting brokerage fee hike

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Sri Lanka’s stockbrokers have written to the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) requesting a hike in the brokerage fees citing financial hardships they are currently undergoing amid relatively low market turnover levels, Mirror Business learns.
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SEC files motion to Touchwood case

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The capital market regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a motion in the Commercial High Court Colombo that’s hearing the winding up application of agro-forestry investment firm Touchwood Investment PLC filed by a creditor of the company, Mirror Business learns.

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CSE mulls minimum 20% free float requirement

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The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is considering the implementation of a minimum 20 percent public float requirement, a top CSE official said.
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“Invest Sri Lanka” investor forum in Hong Kong

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Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) will host the “Invest Sri Lanka” investor forum at the Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong today.
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