Japan was the first to declare a nationwide “Quality Month” in November in the 1960s as part of its drive to excel in quality.
The initiative was taken by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE).
Bhutan is renowned for espousing Gross National Happiness but now the isolated Himalayan nation is also looking to become known as a world leader in organic farming. “We are nearly all Buddhists.
Two recent news items in the local print and electronic media on exploration activities by foreign companies prompted me to write this article to highlight the legal implications involved under the Mines and.....
Have you ever arrived at your hotel early and huffed and puffed because your room wasn’t ready? There’s a good reason for that:....
Buying a condominium can be a confusing process. Many people do not know what a condominium is or the legal structure and responsibilities that are involved in owning one.
On April 13, 2013, the Central Bank launched its Annual Report for 2012. The governor’s speech exploded in the news over the attention he drew to avoiding the ‘middle income trap’.
IPS LAUNCHES ‘STATE OF THE ECONOMY 2013’ TODAY Sri Lanka braces for new challenges amid economic transition
The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), apex think tank on socio-economic policy issues has been publishing the State of the Economy report since 1992 with a complementary theme selected each year.
Extreme floods and storms are becoming more frequent: Their incidence rose five fold globally in the last decade compared with the 1970s. Asia is at the sharp end of this trend, which has alarming consequences for human welfare and enormous implications for policy makers.
From crisis to sustenance : You need more than setting your marketing objectives to maximize your profits
Developing and implementing a marketing plan is not enough to reach marketing objectives. Marketing plans and strategies are required to be monitored, evaluated and adapted to meet the changing market environment, needs and opportunities. Marketing control ensures performance improvement by minimizing
We tend to think of ‘risk’ in predominantly negative terms, as something to be avoided or a threat that we hope won’t materialize. However, in the investment world, risk is inseparable from performance and rather than being desirable or undesirable, risk is simply necessary.
This week, another 10 workers in Bangladesh lost their lives in a deadly fire at a garment factory, another in a series of incident ranging from building collapses to fires that have claimed over 1,500 lives in the past year alone. This has brought new attention to working conditions in the garment industry in Bangladesh and has got everyone from policymakers and industrialists to human rights organisations and Western clothing brands very concerned.
There was such a wonderful response from many readers to last week’s column and so much interest generated in passing on good values to the next generation that I thought it would be good to touch on a related topic.
If you lose your hotel key or key card, most hotels are reluctant to hand you a new one without some proof of who you are. If you called to find out which room your sister is staying, no hotel should disclose this either, even if you are family.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for the purpose of assessing scientific....
At this moment, more than a billion people live on less than US $ 1.25 a day. That is a stain on our moral conscience. We must help lift people out of poverty without delay, without prejudice, no matter the circumstance, no matter the locale.
Growing rubber in non-traditional areas need effective institutional support
Strategic initiatives identified to reach the national targets in rubber production are, increasing productivity and extent under rubber cultivation.
Life expectancy has reached 74.9 years in Sri Lanka today. This reflects the considerable successes the country has achieved in its social development during the post – independence era.
Various sources have come out with plantation crops viz Tea and Rubber production/ productivity figures over the last several years. However, more recently the accuracy of such figures has been disputed, mainly by the plantation companies. Whatever it may be, the plantation industry needs a national plantation crop policy to boost its production/ productivity by about 25 – 30 percent over a 5- year period and remain competitive in the global scenario.
The dynamics of the Sri Lankan economy have changed enormously in the last decade. Particularly after ending the prolonged terrorism conflict, the growth outlook in Sri Lanka has been impressive with massive reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts being carried out.
As emerging economies endure another episode of financial-market stress and volatility, it is appropriate to consider whether and how they might foster more stable conditions.
External factors such as global growth and Fed policy matter and are beyond developing countries’ control; but this is not new. The interesting question is, are emerging economies now unusually vulnerable to global forces because their structural resilience has weakened?
Singapore’s Ex-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yu is a controversial figure. He is praised for having guided the grand economic transition of Singapore, and is still questioned for undemocratic practices in safeguarding his vote bank over a long period.
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