Lakshini Fernando

Asia Securities

Vice President @ Asia Securities

Lakshini has over 10 years of capital markets’ experience, and manages the macroeconomics product at Asia Securities Research, having joined the team in April 2016. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate Vice President at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (formerly known as Amba Research Lanka).

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Sri Lanka: Monetary Policy Review January 2022 – Key policy rates increased

At the first Monetary Policy Meeting for 2022, the Central Bank (CB) increased its key policy rates, in-line with our view. Our key takeaways are: 1) further rate hikes likely in 2022, 2) food inflation continues to be a near-term concern and 3) nega...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 20 January 2022

Sri Lanka: Equity Strategy 2022 – The Race To Beat Inflation

Equity Strategy. Global Scenarios…Equity Markets Vs Inflation. Asia Securities Research Sector Outlook.
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Naveed Majeed @ Asia Securities 7 January 2022

Sri Lanka: Macro Roundup - December 2021

Economic activity continued its upward momentum in December, amidst the festive reason and a gradual easing of restrictions. However, further details of the inflow have not been released at this point. Data released by the Department of Census and St...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 5 January 2022
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Sri Lanka: Fuel price increase positive for reserves; inflation to face increase

In-line with our views expressed of a likely price increase, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) increased all fuel prices last night (20th December) amidst declining reserves. Latest data available for October 2021 indicates that CPC import price...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 21 December 2021

Sri Lanka: Fitch downgrades Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR to 'CC' from 'CCC'

Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘CC’, from ‘CCC’ earlier. The downgrade highlights the view of a higher probability of default in 2022 given the country’s weak external liquidity position. Given ...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 20 December 2021

Sri Lanka: Economic Update - GDP contracts in 3Q; Upward 4Q momentum a positive

Data released by the Department of Census and Statistics shows that the Sri Lankan economy was impacted by the fresh travel restrictions combined with a high base effect, with the economy contracting 1.5% YoY in 3Q 2021. Looking ahead, with the norma...
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Lakshini Fernando @ Asia Securities 17 December 2021

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