Economy

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What You May Not Know About Sri Lanka’s Top 5 Corporates

Corporate Sri Lanka is a treasure trove of interesting stories, if you’re into that sort of thing. Before you start to question our thinking,…

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Coconuts Are Trending: How Can Sri Lanka Cash In?

Island life and coconuts go hand in hand. From the Caribbean to the Pacific Islands, coconuts play a key role in the lives of…

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How The Stock Market Performed In July 2016

Another month has gone by, which means we’re now almost 60% through 2016. It is no secret that the CSE has been a relatively…

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Island Of Spices ‒ Eight Of Sri Lanka’s Most Exotic Exports

From time immemorial, Sri Lanka has been synonymous with spices. Of course, the little island is most famous for the unique variety of cinnamon…

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The Annual Registration Levy: More Questions Than Answers

It has been three months since we last touched on the subject of the Annual Registration Levy (ARL), and several weeks since the lapse…

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Sri Lanka’s Brain Drain And The Looming Talent Shortage

People leaving their lands of birth in search of adventure, and better economic prospects is nothing new. It is the basic phenomenon behind the…

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CSE Monthly Analysis: June 2016

Last month saw small retailers around the country protest against the VAT hike, while investors found very little to cheer about. There was some…

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The New Central Bank Governor And His Plans For Sri Lanka

Renowned economist Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy was appointed the new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka last week, following weeks of speculation, controversy,…

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How Does Sri Lanka Compare With Lower Middle-Income Economies?

Sri Lanka’s growing economy has helped it go from being a low-income economy to a lower middle-income economy (LMIE), as observed by The World…

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What Is GSP+ And Why Is It So Important?

Now that the EU has lifted all sanctions on Sri Lankan exports of seafood, the island’s business community is gearing up for another big…

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Why Sri Lanka Should Embrace Free Trade

Man is a funny animal. He has a tendency to be swept up by half-baked ideas, following which he kicks his common sense to…

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CSE Monthly Analysis: May 2016

Earlier this year, the January edition of this very report highlighted how the Colombo Stock Exchange had lost 840 points. When we published that…

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The 8 Big Taxes You Need To Watch Out For

Ah… taxes. Nothing has the power to topple governments, and divide political coalitions like a tax. Just ask PM Modi over in New Delhi,…

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Sri Lanka’s Underutilised Resource: Female Labour

A country’s labour force is perhaps its most valuable resource. A large, productive workforce, when combined with other inputs, can increase an economy’s production…

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Why Sri Lanka Needs A Retirement Plan For Low-income Earners

Kandiah Ramiah, 68, begins sweeping the streets as early as 5:30 a.m. every morning and continues to work till dusk. He had previously been employed as a security guard by a private company