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NTB launch Open API Banking

2018-04-25 lankabusinessonline
Apr 25, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Nations Trust Bank has launched a API Banking Platform enabling clients to integrate the bank’s services directly into their own systems and workflows.

 
Stocks edge up from 2-week low in thin trade

2018-03-02 dailymirror.lk
Sri Lankan shares inched slightly higher yesterday from a two-week closing low, but foreign selling amid political uncertainty weighed on trade, stockbrokers said. The Colombo stock index ended 0.08 percent firmer at 6,557.02, edging up from its lowest close since February 14 hit on Wednesday. Sri Lankan markets were closed for a holiday on Thursday. The index fell 0.28 percent this week.

 
Asian markets finish week on a high

2018-02-23 dailymirror.lk
Asian markets ended the week on a positive note following the lead from Wall Street, with energy firms lifted by a rally in  oil prices.

 
FTA with Malaysia: Will it Lead to an Expansion in Flow of Trade and Investment with Sri Lanka?

2018-01-05 lankabusinessonline
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, who was on an official visit to Sri Lanka in December 2017 to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, has agreed with his counterparts, to expand cooperation in fields such as trade and investment. He said a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would be useful to expand bilateral trade and steps would be taken to explore its feasibility during his meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

 
Sri Lanka’s JKH appoints Krishan Balendra as Deputy Chairman

2018-01-02 lankabusinessonline
Jan 02, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate John Keells Holdings has appointed Krishan Balendra as Deputy Chairman while appointing Gihan Cooray as Group Finance Director of the company with effect from 01 January 2018.

 
Grand finale of CA Sri Lanka 53rd Annual Report Awards Competition

2017-12-06 lankabusinessonline
Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC won the coveted ‘Cyril Gardiner Memorial Trophy’ Gold Award for Overall Excellence in Annual Financial Reporting at the grand finale of the 53rd Annual Report Awards Competition organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).

 
John Keells X Open Innovation Challenge winners enter 6 month accelerator programme

2017-11-27 lankabusinessonline
(PRESS RELEASE) – John Keells Holdings PLC announced the six winners of its second John Keells X Open Innovation Challenge at a Pitch Day recently. The winners advance to the JKX six month Accelerator Programme, which will allow them to tap into a wealth of JKH resources including seed funding, office space, access to support services such as legal, secretarial and finance, mentoring from the industry’s best and brightest, curated curriculum and the chance to pitch for and secure further funding for their business idea.

 
JKH to fully subscribe its entitlement of NTB rights issue

2017-11-06 lankabusinessonline
Nov 06, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate John Keells Holdings said it will fully subscribe to its entitlement of the proposed rights issue of Nations Trust Bank (NTB).

 
Sri Lanka’s John Keells Holdings second quarter net edge down

2017-11-06 lankabusinessonline
Nov 06, 2017 (LBO) – Profits at Sri Lanka’s diversified John Keells Holdings edged down in the September quarter amid higher sales costs and lower profits in the leisure and retail sectors.

 
US investor community hears strong case for Sri Lanka in New York

2017-10-18 lankabusinessonline
The “Invest Sri Lanka Investor Forum” organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) in association with CSE Member Firms, Listed Companies and supported by Asia Securities (Event Sponsor) and the Oxford Business Group (Exclusive Publication Partner) drew a strong interest among the investor community in New York. A Sri Lankan delegation including senior representatives of the CSE, SEC, Stock Broker Firms and Listed Companies attended the Forum to make a collective case on the Sri Lankan capital market as an investment destination.

 
Govt. mulls imposing restrictions on hotel constructions in Colombo

2017-09-18 dailymirror.lk
The government may start limiting hotel construction in Colombo, as concerns of oversupply are now rising, Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said yesterday.

 
CSE and SEC to host next Invest Sri Lanka Forum in New York

2017-09-13 lankabusinessonline
(PRESS RELEASE) – The “Invest Sri Lanka Investor Forum” organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC)in association with CSE Member Firms and leading Listed Companies will be held on16th October 2017 at the SofitelNew York. The Forum is organized with the objective of promoting investment in the Sri Lankan capital market among US based institutional investors and a strong interest among the investor community in the US is expected.

 
CSE and SEC to host next Invest Sri Lanka Forum in New York

2017-09-13 lankabusinessonline
The “Invest Sri Lanka Investor Forum” organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) in association with CSE Member Firms and leading Listed Companies will be held on 16th October 2017 at the Sofitel New York. The Forum is organized with the objective of promoting investment in the Sri Lankan capital market among US based institutional investors and a strong interest among the investor community in the US is expected.

 
Finance income boosts JKH 1Q as key business hit by poor consumer demand

2017-07-28 dailymirror.lk
The interim results released by John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) for the June quarter proved that even the country’s largest conglomerate in terms of market value is not immune to the headwinds in the economy.

 
Sri Lanka John Keells Holdings profits up 19-pct in June quarter

2017-07-27 lankabusinessonline
July 27, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate John Keells Holdings group profits rose 19 percent to 2.8 billion rupees in the June quarter from a year earlier, the interim accounts showed.

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