Last Updated : 01-09-2014 18:35

 
 

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Bourse at 8-week low in light trade

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Sri Lankan stocks eased to their lowest in eight weeks yesterday in light trade. Retail investors sold bank and finance shares but many stayed away, waiting for direction from next week’s budget and corporateearnings.
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Stockbrokers praise SEC for recent rule changes

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Issuing a media statement yesterday, the umbrella body for Sri Lanka’s brokering community, the Colombo Stock Brokers’ Association (CSBA) welcomed the change made by the SEC
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Stocks at 7-week low : Budget awaited

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Sri Lankan stocks dipped yesterday to a more-than seven-week low as most investors waited on the sidelines ahead of the announcement of 2013 budget, while the rupee fell on importer dollar demand, dealers said.
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Reversed rules harmful to ‘free market’: Vigna

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The genuine investors and independent minority shareholders (IMS) were rudely surprised and shocked by the recent relaxation of rules on broker credit and restrictions on broker dealings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a longstanding minority shareholder activist in the country said.
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Mixed reactions to SEC’S credit, broker trading rules relaxation

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The removal of credit restrictions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), effectively providing brokers with the facility to extend more credit, met with strong positive and negative feedback from market analysts on both sides of the issue.
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SEC relaxes rules on credit, broker trading

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday decided to significantly relax rules on broker credit and restrictions on short-term trading by directors and workers of stockbroking companies.
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Bourse falls for 4th straight session; rupee up

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Sri Lankan stocks ended weaker for a fourth straight session yesterday on profit taking in hotel shares while the rupee edged up on dollar sales by a staterun bank.

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Bourse slips on profit-taking

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Sri Lankan stocks ended weaker yesterday for a second straight session as investors booked profits from an overbought market, while the rupee slipped from a more than four-month high.
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Stocks up: Turnover at 8-month high

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Sri Lankan stocks ended slightly firmer yesterday as investors picked up banking and diversified shares while block deals pushed turnovers to an eight-month high, dealers said, while the rupee firmed as banks sold dollars.
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SEC to tighten grip on related party transactions

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The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka has issued a consultation paper aimed at tightening regulations pertaining to disclosures and governance in related party transactions.
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Stocks fall amid profit-taking in overbought market

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Sri Lankan stocks fell 1.4 percent yesterday as investors booked profits across the board in an overbought market after a 15-session rally.
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Profit-taking drags stocks from 8-month high

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Sri Lankan stocks fell 1 percent yesterday from an eight-month high, snapping a four-day gaining streak as investors booked profits across the board.
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Stockbrokers say ‘No Problems Sir!’

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The appointment of Dr.Nalaka Godahewa as the Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman seems to have been able to cast out all the grievances the stockbrokers have had, even perhaps to the utter surprise of Godahewa himself.
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Manipulation to make CSE best performing market soon - Harsha

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Market manipulation would make the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) the number one performing stock market in the world soon, UNP National List MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said yesterday.
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From worst to near best: What has really changed?

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The statistics by Bloomberg yesterday showed that the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) had become the third best performing market in the world during the period from August 10, 2012 to September 10, 2012.
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Vehicle registration plunges in June

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 Three-wheeler registrations dropped sharply from 13,753 registrations recorded last year to 4,340, while motor cycles decreased by 46.3% to 12,181.
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Bourse up for 10th session in a row

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Sri Lankan stocks extended gains for a 10th straight session yesterday, jumping 1.73 percent to a seven-month high in strong volume led by blue chips.
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TISL urges govt. to resolve crisis at SEC

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Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) yesterday called upon the government to take necessary actions to resolve the present situation at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a manner that will not negatively impact on market confidence.
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Harsha lashes out at inept SEC appointments

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United National Party (UNP) MP and economist Dr. Harsha de Silva yesterday lashed out at the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman and Commissioner Priyantha Fernando, on grounds of conflict of interest.
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Stocks rise 1.2% to highest close since June 20

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Sri Lankan stocks yesterday rose 1.2 percent to their highest close since June 20, which dealers said stemmed largely from foreign buying of heavyweight John Keells Holdings.
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No official communication so far - Godahewa

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It is widely speculated that Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chief Dr. Nalaka Godahewa will be appointed as the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new Chairman, following the contentious resignation of Tilak Karunaratne.
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