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Monthly Economic Watch – Jan 2017

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“Rupee liquidity in the domestic money market returned to surplus levels in December, while market interest rates, which increased in response to monetary tightening, appear to have broadly stabilized during the month”


  • Monetary Policy Review
  • Inflation
  • M2B & Sector Credit
  • Reserves & Liquidity
  • Currency Movement
  • Government Securities
  • Finance Sector Rate Movement
  • External Sector
  • Tourist Arrivals
  • Global Markets

“Sri Lanka’s private sector credit growth surged in October 2016 to LKR 79Bn (2nd highest credit disbursement for the year) from LKR 88Bn in March 2016, but credit to the government and state enterprises continued to remain low.”


First Capital Holdings PLC an investment bank in Sri Lanka.

The company operates in the capital markets of Sri Lanka in government securities – treasury bills and bonds, stock brokering and share market investments, asset management, private wealth management,  retirement planning, personal financial planning, unit trust, margin trading, capital market research, trustee services, corporate finance advisory services including corporate debt structuring (debentures, trust certificates, commercial papers), valuations, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings (IPOs) and project advisory. 

The First Capital Group consists of First Capital Treasuries PLC, First Capital Limited, First Capital Markets Limited, First Capital Asset Management Limited and First Capital Equities (Private) Limited covering Colombo, Negombo, Matara, Kandy and Kurunegala.