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14
Aug

LMD Interview – Exploring Sri Lanka’s Health Trends

  Date – 18th July 2018 What are the trends affecting population growth in Sri Lanka? Experts on demographics predict that by 2040 the population would be in the range of 22-24 Mn A recent trend affecting this is the uptick in fertility rates that has been on the rise for...
13
Aug

The Global Economy in July 2018

New developments in trade tensions were a highlight of global markets in July, with the US imposing $34 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports, with China responding in kind. The US later threatened further tariffs of $200 billion after failing to make progress in...
12
Jul

Channel Eye Interview – Exploring Sri Lanka’s Health Trends

  Date – 13th June 2018 What are the current trends relating to fertility rates? Typically as health standards of a country improves, fertility levels tend to drop. This has indeed been Sri Lanka’s experience where the fertility rate was on a downward trend starting from the...
10
Jul

The Global Economy in June 2018

Global markets endured a significant downturn by end June, with Emerging and Asian stock markets tumbling to ten-month and nine-month lows respectively. Investors have retreated from risk assets following the escalating tit-for-tat trade war between the US and China, lifting...
06
Jul

LMD Interview – Recent challenges facing the Microfinance Sector

  Date – 20th June 2018 What are the reasons behind the growing interest in the microfinance sector? Amongst the private, for-profit segment, Finance Companies and informal lending by individuals (colloquially referred to as ‘Poli Mudalali’) are the main players in the...
04
Jul

LMD Interview – The effects/issues of the SL Fuel Pricing Formula

  Date – May 2018 How important is it to have a fuel pricing formula? Generally in Sri Lanka and many other developing countries, fuel prices are administered in a very ad hoc manner; largely in line with the political agendas of the leaders rather than in response to the...
02
Jul

LMD Interview – Tourism Sector Update (April 2018)

  Date – April 2018 How has the tourism industry been fairing up to now? There were some issues recently due to weather disruptions, the unrest in Kandy as well as the most recent incidents where tourists were assaulted in places such as Mirissa. Despite this, tourism...
12
Jun

The Global Economy in May 2018

Global markets in May experienced the continuation of the pressure being felt by emerging markets (EMs) as the US Dollar strengthened and US 10-year yields crossed the 3% mark, with the Federal Reserve certain to hike rates in June. Many emerging market currencies weakened...
08
Jun

LMD Interview – Tourism Sector Update (March 2018)

  Date – 15th March 2018 What is the tourist industry or Government doing to curb incidences such as Tuk-Tuk scams/ fake tour guides? Tourists are increasingly becoming more aware of it as, unlike in the past where you would depend on brochures provided by official tour...
10
May

The Global Economy in April 2018

Global markets in April were marked by a resurgent US Dollar, increasing crude oil prices, rising US Treasury yields and doubts over the sustainability of the synchronized global growth that underpinned market performances at the start of the year. Even as the US Federal Reserve...