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Plain packaging, a not so plain problem

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The hidden side of cigarette pricing

The media in Sri Lanka has often misrepresented the cigarette industry and cigarette taxes...


Sri Lanka can create jobs, boost exports, by moving brains: Hausmann

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SL–China relations: The Great Silk Road needs to pick up speed

It was good news for the country on Monday when China approved a US $ 1 billion loan to re...


Creating a better global trade system

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Financial institutions are very traditional in the way they manage and protect data

The financial sector is under increasing pressure from many stakeholders to manage the reg...


Asia needs to adapt swiftly to rapidly aging populations

The world is experiencing an unprecedented demographic transition – it is getting ol...


Cost of low-skilled migration to Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Malaysia

The high cost of securing employment abroad is a barrier to cross-border labour mobility f...


Role of stress test in risk management

Over a period of time, with proliferation of internal operational data and external data b...


Why trade arrangements are important for Sri Lanka

Despite all the negative rhetoric about trade agreements, trade arrangements encourage the...


Navigating the shift to a clean energy future

The relative abundance and modular nature of solar and wind are driving the shift to renew...


Lessons to learn from wildlife conservation in India

Recently, I visited one of the most visited national parks in India, famed for its vast nu...


Key metrics are critically important when measuring success of an agile company

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The reality of investment risk

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Measuring rice yield from the sky

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Mounting debt threatens Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, 193 countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an overarchi...


SL urgently needs professional real estate marketing: expert

It is an established fact that the real estate industry makes an important contribution to...


Why governance standards becoming No. 1 yardstick for equity investors

To begin, after the financial crisis, the regulators and funds came up with a new bunch of...


Time for a sea change in India-China relations

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has advanced its ‘Act Ea...


Lack of fuel subsidies could hasten Asian crude demand destruction

The term “demand destruction” is again entering the lexicon of the current cru...


Strategy should always be coupled with tactics to achieve business success

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Building the future of HR for the Avocado Toast generation, with social media principles

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AIIB’s creative spirit: Experiments in infrastructure finance

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Business should not be limited to making boatloads of money: Prof. Ulrich

Prof. Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, Universit...


Urbanisation – A strategy to increase GDP

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Building a more English-literate Sri Lanka: the Need to combat inequities

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Plan and execute strategy and tactics to achieve your business success

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Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A persistent problem

Although Sri Lanka performs well in most health indicators, child nutrition is still a maj...


New violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka has old roots

On March 5, 2018, the Sri Lankan government mandated a state of emergency for 10 days foll...


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