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28
Dec

Rise in US interest rates, capital move out to affect Sri Lanka – Economist

Following the US presidential election, money has suddenly started flowing out of emerging markets and currencies similar to Sri Lanka have been weakening, which is again causing another round of pressure, Frontier Research CEO Amal Sanderatne said. Speaking at a corporate...
08
Dec

Reserve outflows ring alarm bells

Sri Lanka’s economy could possibly be at the early stages of spiralling into another crisis if the trend of reserve outflows experienced recently were to continue, the country’s leading economic analysts told a forum organised by a top commercial bank in Colombo, this week. ...
13
Jul

Risk-Free Ride To Retirement

Unlike in most years, giving retirement investment advice in 2016 is easier. In Echelon’s 2015 Retire Rich issue, I said “The opportunity is to stay in cash and not invest, but wait because assets become very cheap, both fixed income and equity, and then when the dust settles,...
13
May

Yes, Flexi-time Is A Viable Option For Your company

Evidence that flexible work arrangements work – for both employee and employer – is not hard to come by and yet it is hardly par for the course in Sri Lanka. The perception that Sri Lankan employees are just not productive enough is perhaps to blame, with employers afraid that...
03
Dec

Sri Lankan prime minister warns of slower growth on global slowdown

Sri Lanka is likely to see sluggish economic growth, slow foreign inflows, and a possible reduction in commodity export revenue in 2016 due to the global slowdown, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned on Wednesday. Analysts and economists said the country's rupee...
27
Oct

Sri Lanka sells $1.5 bln, 10-year eurobond at 6.85 pct yield

Sri Lanka paid less than it had expected to borrow $1.5 billion via a 10-year sovereign bond on Tuesday, with strong orders helping bring down the yield on the issue to 6.85 percent from initial guidance of around 7 percent. The Finance Ministry will use the funds to help plug...
12
Mar

Lankan economy outlook, Bourse, mid-cap stocks analysed at SMB Investor Forum

Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic outlook, potential investment opportunities in mid-cap stocks and potential movements in the Sri Lankan rupee were among a range of topics analysed at an investor forum – the first in a planned series of workshops – organised by stockbroking firm SMB...
26
Jan

Sri Lanka central bank keeps policy rates steady at record lows

Sri Lanka's central bank kept key policy rates steady at record lows for a 12th straight month on Tuesday, as expected, and said inflation was expected to ease further with the economy expected "to record a robust performance" in the period ahead. It left the standing deposit...
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