The Port of Hambantota, also known as ‘Magampura’ is situated about 19 nautical miles north of the key shipping route between the Malacca Strait and the Suez Canal, which links Asia and Europe. An estimated 36,000 ships including 4500 oil tankers use this route annually.
Last week, we ended the first part of our series ‘From crisis to sustenance’. We spoke about seven new ways to tackle the tough decisions in today’s high pressure business environment and deliver the results your company needs for sustained growth.
A stock trader is a person or entity engaged in the trading of equity securities, in the capacity of agent, hedger, arbitrageur, speculator or investor. Several different types of stock trading strategies or approaches exist including scalping, momentum trading, technical trading, fundamental trading, swing trading, day trading, etc.......
We have all been waiting for the female version of the legendary Facebook founder...
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) welcomes the recent adjustment in fuel prices and the anticipated further reforms in the power and energy sector. It has advocated institutional changes, competitive industry structures and PPPs as in the case of the telecom sector.
How do you keep good talent on your team? This is a question for any manager with quality employees. If a team member is really good at his or her job, it is not just known within the company – the competition likely knows it, too.
A stock trader is a person or entity engaged in the trading of equity securities, in the capacity of agent, hedger, arbitrageur, speculator or investor. Several different types of stock trading strategies or approaches exist including scalping, momentum trading, technical trading, fundamental trading, swing trading, day trading, etc.
They seem to have an uncanny ability to empathise with customers, employees and colleagues. They can communicate splendidly...
It had been known from the time NR had been introduced as a plantation tree crop that rain interferes directly with the harvesting of latex from rubber trees and therefore tapping on rainy days had not been practiced.
Mirror Business recently met with Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat Chairman Saliya Wickramasuriya to discuss the latest developments in the country’s petroleum exploration front. Following are excerpts of the interview
Think back to a meeting when you had a handful of people gathered around a whiteboard and one person is drawing and talking, explaining what she means. In mid-flight, a colleague grabs another pen and adds to the drawing, suggesting another perspective. A new train of thought emerges.
There has been a sharp fall in government revenue in 2012. Revenue collection is likely to have declined to as low as 11% of GDP. This is significantly less than the 14% - 15% that has been recorded in previous years and compares very unfavourably with 17% - 18% of.....
In my article to the Business Section of the Daily Mirror of 29 January 2013, I summarized five scenarios of energy surprises in 2013 mainly spotlighting on oil and gas.
How would you respond to this question -- What value-add you bring to role and responsibility that directly contributes to the financial stability, success and growth of your organisation? Do your customers, co-workers and supervisors know who you are? And if they do, would a discussion about you
‘Money for nothing’ is not only the title of a song by Dire Straits from the ‘80s, it is also the feeling many investors get when they receive a dividend. All you have to do is buy shares in the right company and you’ll receive some of its earnings. How exciting is that?
In a world that takes so much for granted, there are areas of special needs and interests that once in a while...
Sri Lanka is going through one of the most exciting phases of its post-independence era, where it’s strong future potential is visible, within reach, and achievable in the opinion of many......
One of the greatest challenges to business success is, learning how to remain flexible enough to adapt to needed change, while staying focussed on our goals. Even though we have declared S.M.A.R.T. goals and designed a very specific strategic plan to achieve them, it is equally important to remain open and flexible along the way.
Discussions about risk generally revolve around two questions and they are often used interchangeably. The first question is, “How much risk can you handle psychologically?” The second one is, “How much risk should you take on?”
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), reports that there were 1.035 billion tourist arrivals in 2012 - a rise of 39 million travelers and a growth of 4.0% on 2011, where 996 million people criss-crossed the globe. Asia enjoyed the sharpest rise in tourist arrivals – up 7% on 2011, with 233 million international tourists in total; of which Sri Lanka received 1 million tourists.
A short 15 minutes away from the Luxury Passekudah Resort with over a dozen new hotels opening, an exciting new...
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