Economy

Economy

ETCA ‒ To Sign Or Not?

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced earlier this month that the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) between India and Sri Lanka will be…

Economy

Coconuts Are Trending: How Sri Lanka Is Cashing In (Part II)

Coconuts have been given a new life. Despite many years of bad press as an unhealthy food, which saw an entire generation of misinformed…

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Sri Lanka’s Rs. 9.5 Trillion Debt Trap ‒ And How To Get Out Of It (Kind Of)

Sri Lanka is on the brink of a debt crisis. We owe the rest of the world an unprecedented Rs. 9.5 trillion. And we…

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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…

Economy

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,…

Economy

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…