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02
Feb

CB’s independence likely to be tested this year: economists

The independence of the country’s Central Bank is likely to be tested in 2017, a development that could undermine the macroeconomic gains made in 2016, economists cautioned during a forum in Colombo organised by the country’s leading trade chamber last week. “Going forward, if...
27
Jan

Economists say govt. policy reforms ad-hoc, unsystematic

The government’s current reform agenda is both ad-hoc and unlikely to be completed, according to a panel of economists who said this could exacerbate the current low growth climate, adding to the woes of a volatile coalition administration. “These are a series of ad-hoc reforms...
23
Jan

EQUITY ROUNDTABLE: TIME TO SWITCH

Accepted wisdom, that equities offer superior returns in the long run, sounds a little hollow right now, if long term is defined as three to four years. The All Share Index is up approximately 12% from levels four years ago. Institutional investors know they cannot stay out of...
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...
16
Dec

CPDC holds Budget Discussion

The Continuous Professional Development Committee (CPDC) of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka organised a Discussion on the Budget on 25 November at the BOC Auditorium. Aravinda Perera, former Managing Director of Sampath Bank, Duminda Hulangamuwa, Senior...
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. ...
03
Dec

Central Bank flags FDI and export slumps

While the government is harping on adopting neutral foreign and liberalized trade policies to push exports and investments, positive policy pronouncements do not appear to bear tangible results by trickling into the official data, economists say. According to official...