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.
A recent headline in a Sri Lankan weekly newspaper titled “Tamil Nadu Exports Fish Robbed from Sri Lanka” prompted me to highlight the legal implications of such activity generally referred to as IUU (Illegal Unreported and or Unregulated) Fishing and......
The Sri Lanka Tourism Strategy for the period 2011 to 2016, launched in November 2011, aims to welcome 2.5 million arrivals by 2016. Not much is known on how the goal of reaching 2.5 million arrivals is to be achieved.
Immediate action must be taken to narrow the US $ 2.4 billion gap in Sino-Lanka trade, according...
Despite impressive performance in access to education, issues of quality of education, access to higher levels of education and relevance of education has challenged the education sector in the recent past.
Sri Lanka is more popular than ever as a tourist destination, meaning there is an urgent need for more well-trained and qualified managers.
A bitter civil war from 1983 to 2009 affected tourism in Sri Lanka resulting in low demand, low prices and a reputation as a cheap destination.
The graphite mining industry in Sri Lanka dates back to 200 years with its boom periods during the First and Second World Wars when approximately 35,000 metric tons of natural graphite per annum, were exported. During this period, nearly 6000 shallow workings, pits and small scale mines were in operation.
It has been reported by The Wall Street Journal that is it the Southeast Asian region that the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is embarking on an ambitious initiative to draw up a plan for the rubber industry, much like what the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil did in the tropical oil seed industry.
“Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds—and so is ‘economic inequality’, says writer Chrystia Freeland, in an impassioned talk, she charts the rise of a new class of plutocrats
REUTERS - India’s Central Bank governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates again after shocking markets by increasing them in only his first meeting, signaling he is willing to risk prolonging what is already the lowest economic growth in years in order to quash persistent inflation.
For the first time in history of the pageant, Nina Davuluri, an Indian-American won the Miss America crown. In an age when beauty contests are scorned at by feminists as degrading, the news somehow sparked a fierce Internet discussion.
The Sri Lankan rubber products manufacturing industry is composed of about 4,530 manufacturing organizations of small, medium and large-scale entities.
Nearly 70-80 percent of the local rubber production is used by these domestic industries.
Is media and press freedom a matter of economics? The answer is a resounding yes. But it may be important to explain why. There are at least three reasons. We can describe them as indicative, instrumental and integral.
I can still remember the fanfare when the first few iPhones came along - I wasn’t even an Apple...
With the end of hostiles, a golden opportunity was missed by the Sri Lankan tourism sector by hiking prices of accommodation by 200-300 percent, forgetting the ordinary hotelier in the process.
Finding and marrying the right partner, as we all know, is relevant for every aspect of life. Whether career...
Vasan Eye Care Hospital, the world’s largest network of eye care hospitals that comes under the wings of India’s flagship Vasan Healthcare Group commenced operations in Sri Lanka this year, bringing the next-generation of super-specialisation in ophthalmology.
Back when the Internet was not around and entrepreneurship did not garner the same level of respect it does today, a traditional climb up the ladder was the expected path – for women and men.
Post-war Sri Lanka has been looking prosperous (with high GDP growth numbers) because it was throwing a grand party for itself; first by the public on imported consumer goods, then by the state on construction materials.
In its fascination with all things China, much of the world seems to have overlooked one of the great trading opportunities of the post-crisis global economy: The potential of Southeast Asia.
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