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Colombo Stock Market: 2024 Prediction

God Father | Published on the mon Dec 25, 2023 11:49 pm | 1236 Views

As per the technical forecast, Colombo Stock Market All Share Price Index (ASPI) expected to trade between ASPI 10600-9400 during 2024. 

Key Events - 2024

(1) Annual Reports/3Q Results (Feb/March/April)

(2) IMF 2nd Review/4Q Results (May/June)

(3) 1Q Results (July/August)

(4) 2Q Results (October/November)

(5) Elections (November/December)

Sri Lanka's cabinet approved a hike in Value Added Tax (VAT) up to 18% from the current 15% with effect from Jan. 1, 2024. Further Sri Lanka will remove “almost all” exemptions from value added tax keeping health, education and some foods, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said in presenting a budget for 2024.

The second review of Sri Lanka's $2.9 billion bailout with the IMF expected to be completed in the first half of 2024, provided it manages to meet debt restructuring and revenue targets set under the programme. 

It’s certain now that 2024 will be a year of election in Sri Lanka with both the presidential and parliamentary polls slated for next year. Coincidentally there are several other countries including India where parliamentary elections will be held next year while the US presidential election is scheduled for November 2024.

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