The year 2014 is a promising year for the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). The CSE has recorded a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 14 percent in the broad market index while the S&P SL 20 Index has experienced a growth of 15 percent in the current year.
J. Richard Hackman (1940-2013), a professor of social and organisational psychology at Harvard observed: “The more common reason for sub-standard work group performance is that managers make serious mistakes in designing, supporting and leading teams.
Private sector pharmaceutical importers are crying foul over the Custom’s directive issued in consultation with Cosmetics, Devices & Drugs Regulatory Authority (CDDRA), that makes compulsory to import pharmaceutical items in refrigerated containers, to maintain the required temperature.
In 2013, most recipient countries of FDI in South Asia experienced a significant decline in green field projects except for Sri Lanka. In that, the total announced green-field investments in South Asia, declined by a strong 38 percent-except for Sri Lanka where the investments remained at a..........
Very often, when discussing tourism and its performance, the focus is on occupancy and room rates. Certainly, these two indices are the most important aspects to monitor the tourism and hospitality sector, which give a good indication of how the industry is performing.
It starts often as you hit mid-life. The glittering promotion. The dynamic career. The corner room office. It doesn’t sparkle like it used to – priorities have changed. Children are growing up and they need your time. You honestly prefer a good night’s rest to drinks out with the office crowd on Friday nights.
Good governance activist Chandra Jayaratne in an open letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has inquired about the laws pertaining to anticompetitive practices originating from mergers and acquisitions in the country’s capital market.
Rubber market in Southeast Asia dropped during the week as Chinese interest was low in buying. Tyre makers were banking on rubber stocks in bonded warehouses in Qingdao, the main rubber manufacturing province and very few searched for rubber from the Southeast Asian markets.
Sri Lanka’s Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera last week hinted at the possibility of recording a trade surplus by 2020, an economic scenario Sri Lanka has never achieved for the last six decades.
The focus of the World Health Organisation (WHO) is on raising taxes on tobacco, in order to raise prices and reduce consumption. This insight explains the serious consistency issues in Sri Lanka on setting taxes and prices on cigarettes.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday approved a US $300 million dual-tranche loan to help Sri Lanka scale up its use of clean energy and minimize reliance on costly petroleum oil for electricity generation.
Many years ago, as primary students, we were taught that most rich countries were in the North of the globe and most poor countries are in the South, but later on we learnt that it was not geography that causes wealth or poverty. After all, Australia and New Zealand are part of the...........
Despite low credit growth, the Central Bank yesterday decided to keep its key policy rates unchanged for the sixth straight month as the Monetary Board deemed that the current rate regime is quite appropriate with the country’s growth and the inflation direction.
Teams have become an essential feature in most organisations. The language of management now comfortably includes teams, teamwork and team building. However, this does not mean that we are yet much clearer about the process of bringing a group of people together and creating a level of.....
One of the advantages of having an advisor was, ostensibly, to have someone who could give required information on your investments to put it into a comprehensible form. The problem with this is that it assumes the broker will be effective at condensing and conveying complex information and.......
State banking giant, Bank of Ceylon (BoC), is currently in talks with the Finance Ministry to obtain a Rs.10 billion cash infusion as early as the third quarter of this year, to improve its capital adequacy levels, sources revealed.
Royal Pac Printcare Lanka (Private) Limited has signed an agreement with the Board of Investment (BOI) to establish an operation for the manufacture of apparel labels and packaging material for Sri Lanka’s apparel industry.
Kay Krill heads a unique company. As the CEO of Ann Inc., she overlooks a staff of 20,000 women who work under her, creating clothes for women. Ann Taylor is a US-based upmarket chain of clothes that targets women who want to dress well and look good.
The cycle of monetary easing in Sri Lanka will soon end and the country will start to see its monetary policy being tightened as early as from 2015, a global banking giant said in a recent report.
Sri Lanka’s unit trust industry grew 75 percent in 2013 to Rs.54.3 billion but the number of unit holders have increased by a mere 6 percent to just under 30,000 investors, in a country with a 20 million population, according to the capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Why don’t you appreciate me more than you do when I show up at your doorstep? Have you lost sight of the fact, that, as your guest, I am at the centre of the hospitality industry and in an ever expanding circle; you need to always be ahead of my needs.
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