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12
Sep

The Global Economy in August

The highlight during the month of August was the growing tensions and uncertainty created by North Korea’s aggressive actions; threatening the US pacific territory of Guam, firing a missile over Japan and carrying out its sixth nuclear test – claimed to be a hydrogen bomb. Their...
15
Aug

The Global Economy in July

July began with a scare of a potential selloff  in emerging market (EM) assets. This was triggered by talk of developed market Central Banks starting to end the era of monetary easing. Alongside the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes and balance sheet unwinding, the...
04
Aug

Snapshot of the Economy – July 2017

At Frontier, we love trying out new ways to help our audience make sense of the economy. Here’s a quick look at how key economic indicators are performing so far in the year, with an easy-to-understand snapshot. For this update we have chosen the variables we consider to be most...
04
Aug

Tourism Insights – Interview transcripts

Topic: Outlook for the Tourism Sector Video Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMnm0UbMasg Speaker: Travis Gomez Video length – 14:54 mins 0.30:      How was the tourism sectors performance in 2016? Tourist arrivals close to 2.05 mn which was below government target...
20
Jul

Tourism Insights – Experiential tourisms – Part 2: Is it something worth worrying about?

In this second part of our review of the potential for experiential tourism in Sri Lanka, we investigate the tourism earnings from experiential tourism and ask the question as to whether promoting experiential tourism should be a focus for the tourism strategy of Sri Lanka. What...
20
Jul

Tourism Insights – Experiential Tourism – Part 1: too little or too much of a good thing?

The changing face of tourism in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has been experiencing double digit growth in tourist arrivals with over 2 mn tourists visiting the country in 2016. With a target of 2.5 mn arrivals for this year, and a target of over 4.5 mn arrivals by 2020 set by the...
10
Jul

The Global Economy in June

The major highlights of the month of June were the events that unfolded around the isolation of Qatar by its Gulf neighbors, developments in the oil market and signs that major central banks were beginning to end monetary easing. Despite these developments, global markets...
12
Jun

The Global Economy in May

The month of May was characterized by political risks affecting markets. Scandals over Russian involvement in the Presidential election and the removal of the FBI director affected the Trump administration, with some politicians even invoking calls for impeachment of President...
30
May

The Frontier Fitness Week

It’s been just over a year since we started our Fitness Initiative (which you can read about here). How did we do so far? Well, in a word, meh. Wait, let us explain… Initially, team members were encouraged to start activities that contributed to their fitness and they did!...
10
May

The Global Economy in April

April was characterized by geopolitical tension triggered by tensions between the US and North Korea as well as in the Middle East. Following the chemical weapons attack which killed dozens of people in Syria, the US launched an airstrike on the country in early April. This put a...