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Sri Lanka raises $2 bln in bond sales amid strong risk appetite

1:25pm BST

COLOMBO, June 25 Sri Lanka raised $2 billion through bond sales, the central bank said on Tuesday, as falling U.S. treasury yields helped boost risk appetite in the island's debt despite a slowing economy.

Sri Lanka's likely to raise $2 billion via sovereign bonds - government officials

24 Jun 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka is likely to raise $2 billion through 5-year and 10-year sovereign bonds launched on Monday, two government officials told Reuters, as the Indian Ocean island nation tapped global capital markets for the second time in three months.

Rooms 50% off and ads in Russia: Sri Lanka woos tourists after attacks

10 Jun 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's battered tourism industry is trying to woo visitors back to beaches deserted after deadly Easter bombings, slashing hotel rates and pushing promotions in key markets like Russia.

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka cuts rates to spur growth after deadly Easter attacks

31 May 2019

* Credit growth slows to near 5-1/2-year low in April (Adds cenbank chief's comments)

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka to raise up to $1.5 bln in bonds to repay debt

30 May 2019

* Fundraising now to capitalise on favourable conditions-official

Sri Lanka central bank seen cutting rates to boost growth after Easter attacks: Reuters poll

29 May 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank is widely expected to cut its key interest rates at a meeting on Friday, a Reuters poll showed, to support the economy after tourism and investment plummeted in the wake of Easter Sunday bombings.

Sri Lanka in talks with India, Japan to build container terminal in Colombo

24 May 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as part of Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative, government officials said.

Sri Lanka likely to miss FY growth target after Easter bombings: junior minister

21 May 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka is unlikely to hit its full-year economic growth target of 3-4% following the Easter Sunday bombings, junior finance minister Eran Wickremeratne told Reuters on Tuesday.

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter bombings

20 May 2019

COLOMBO After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks.

Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark sombre Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks

18 May 2019

COLOMBO Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people.

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