Last Updated : 21-08-2014 03:27

 
 

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Tamil Nadu fishermen issue affecting India-SL ties

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August marks the death anniversary of the late Lakshman Kadirgamar, a remarkable Foreign Minister brutally assassinated by the LTTE.
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Market buoyancy continues  

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The recent market rally which has blessed the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is now more than two months old,...
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Government meddling in banks destroys value

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Increasing government interference in banks destroys their value because the poor governance makes it difficult for such banks to raise capital at competitive rates, according to a top HSBC official from the Asia Pacific region.
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Brics Bank and Bretton Woods

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The Bretton Woods conference aimed to reshape the international financial system and end the protectionism that,..
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Ceylon Chamber calls for inclusive growth

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At a time when Sri Lanka is all out to double its per capita income beyond US $ 7,000 by 2020,...
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Port City to be extended up to Mount Lavinia

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The much hyped ‘Port City’ project, which will reclaim at least 252 hectares of sea in front of Galle Face,...
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Effective planning and execution take pain out of meetings

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One particular area of managerial activity holds the greatest promise of productivity improvement – conduct of meetings.
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CB approves 19 merger proposals

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During the first seven months of the year, Central Bank’s monetary board has principally approved as much as 19 consolidation proposals,...
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Asian stocks slip after major US sell-off

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Asian markets ended their recent rally yesterday after the Dow posted its biggest single sell-off since February on weak eurozone data and as news of Argentina’s debt default shook the market.
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Why mentoring matters

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It is often said that behind every successful career woman (or man, if it is grammatically correct) is a mentor.
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Court orders Touchwood to submit documents by August 7

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The Commercial High Court yesterday ordered former Touchwood PLC Chairman/CEO Lanka...
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Is blocking websites making telecom share prices vulnerable?

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Significant concerns have been raised over Sri Lankan Internet service providers (ISPs) blocking news-related websites. Currently, there are two ISPs listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange.
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Watch inflation and get ready for rate adjustment: IMF

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged the authorities to closely watch the inflation and get ready for a rate hike as the long lag between the monetary policy actions and their effects in Sri Lanka could push the inflation up.
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Further easing no healer for dismal credit growth: StanChart

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Further easing of the monetary policy may not solve the problem of extremely low private credit growth, which fell to more than a four-and-a-half-year low of 2.2 percent in May 2014, compared with 3.3 percent a month earlier, according to Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart).
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Sri Lanka’s external vulnerability still high, but improving: Moody’s

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Sri Lanka’s short-term debt obligations against its official reserves - a measure of the country’s external sector vulnerability - still remains elevated but the United States-based rating agency said it was.......
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Making effective Time Management your organization’s top priority

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In today’s climate of corporate down-sizing, professionals find themselves taking on more and more responsibilities. This work gives readers a creative alternative to working harder over longer hours.
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Understanding technical jargon in equity research reports

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The article published last week addressed the responsibilities of investors. We discussed the benefits of working with your investment advisor and familiarizing yourselves on the performance of the company.
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SEC asks brokers, margin providers to cut lending rates

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Market regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked stockbrokers to reduce interest rates charged on broker credit and margin trading in line with policy interest rates of the Central Bank.
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IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast, sees rising risks

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The International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that geopolitical risks in Ukraine and the Middle East are looming over a global economy already hit by slowdowns in the US and China.
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Rally continues, market breather might be around the corner

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During the first three weeks of July the All Share Price Index (ASPI) has continuously gained increasing by 343 points with one single day been the exception in which the index lost just 20 points.
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SL derivatives market to open up this year

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After years of stagnation, Sri Lanka for the first time will open up its derivatives market particularly for foreign exchange, before the end of this year, according to a top official of the Sri Lanka Forex Association (SLFA).
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