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Sat, 24 Aug 2019
MUMBAI (AFP) - Indian markets fell yesterday after a top official dampened hopes of a stimulus package to support a misfiring economy and ease a liquidity crunch in Asia’s third-largest economy.
India’s economic growth has slow
In a surprise move, the Central Bank cut policy rates by 50 basis points aiming to further support the revival of the economy despite, the potential fiscal slippages ahead of the election cycle.
HONG KONG (AFP) - Asian markets mostly rose yesterday ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell, while the pound held the previous day’s rally fuelled by rekindled hopes for a soft Brexit.
After a positive start to the week sparke
Organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL), Construct Expo 2019, the largest and most anticipated exhibition in Sri Lanka, opened at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) yesterday. This year, th
The Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) in a statement has said the visit of Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, Head of the internationally diverse Dawoodi Muslim Bohra community to Sri Lanka at this point of time is an event of great signifi
PARIS (AFP) - French winegrowers are on tenterhooks as they wait to see whether Donald Trump will follow through with his repeated threats to raise tariffs on French wine in retaliation for the new GAFA tax.
As the leaders of the world’s richest co
VILNIUS (AFP) - Lithuania this week called on US e-commerce giant Amazon to stop selling Soviet-themed goods online, saying the hammer and sickle symbol offended victims of totalitarian communism.
The Baltic state’s independence icon Vytaut
REUTERS - The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the fifth straight session yesterday, after the Central Bank cut key monetary policy rates amid foreign outflows from government securities, and tracking other emerging currencies. Stocks closed slightly weaker
Over a decade on since the launch of revolutionary services, People’s Bank is now implementing over 750 new Palmtop machines into service
SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that for the 12th consecutive year, independent analyst firm Gartner Inc. has named SAP
Sri Lanka plans to welcome over 175,000 tourists this month, expecting a major boost from the mega Bohra Global Convention scheduled to be held in Colombo.
(Colombo) AFP: Sri Lankans involved in gambling firms will be barred from the nation’s cricket governing body as officials bid to eradicate match-fixing scandals that have dogged the sport, the government said yesterday.
A passenger ferry service from Colombo to Union Place through Beira Lake was launched yesterday by Megapolis and Western Development Ministry under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The service commences from Beira Lake near the L
The People’s Bank (Amendment) Bill will help the State-owned bank to be competitive in a situation where the market share of State banks are slated to decline and lag behind private banks, State Minister of Fina
REUTERS - The Sri Lankan rupee fell for the fourth straight session yesterday, weighed down by foreign outflows from government securities and tracking other emerging currencies. Stocks closed steady.
(Frankfurt) REUTERS: European Central Bank policymakers are concerned that growth is even weaker than earlier thought and a package of measures may be the best way to combat the slowdown, the accounts of the July 25 meeting showed yesterday.
Since its inception in 2006, TBO Group has been assisting travel agents worldwide to streamline their booking processes through the TBO online platform.
(Washington) REUTERS: A senior U.S. State Department official warned on Tuesday that Sri Lanka’s appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as head of its army could affect U.S. military cooperation and investment in th
Sri Lanka’s countrywide inflation measured by the year-on-year (YoY) change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) increased marginally to 2.2 percent in July 2019 from 2.1 percent
(Colombo) REUTERS: The Central Bank is expected to leave its key interest rates unchanged on Friday, a Reuters poll showed, but a surprise rate cut is not ruled out due to sluggish economic growth ahead of a presidential election later this year.
Cites difficulty in cutting debt, weak sales and limited parent support as key reasons for outlook downgrade
Says firm recovering from import restrictions; but mobile phone sales likely to get hit by ban on Huawei
Fitch Ratings has revised the outloo
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Sri Lanka this week called on more local businesses to embrace the concept of chemical leasing as the global goal to minimise adverse impacts of chemicals and waste will not be achieve
A sharp slowdown in the Chinese economy would have a major negative impact on Asia’s trade-dependent banks while banks in Sri Lanka and Indonesia are exposed to asset quality risks from curren
The Cabinet approval has been received to formulate a national policy for industrial development by addressing the current constraints which hinder the growth of local industries.
The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday approved a memorandum presented by
60 of AIA’s staff from the Head Office and Regional Offices from as far as the North and East, gathered to travel to Mahiyanganaya to give the 50-year
Sri Lanka’s trade deficit in June narrowed to the lowest since October 2010 amid a significant decline in imports and a modest increase in exports, Central Bank data showed.
Mahindra Finance, a unit of India’s Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) this week entered into a joint venture with Ideal Finance Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s Ideal Group, investing Rs.2 billion to acquire 58.2 percent stake in the finance
A leading equity research house in the country believes the Central Bank will maintain the key policy rates at their current levels this Friday amid pick up in credit growth and expansion in the industrial production following April 21 Easter attacks
NDB Bank yesterday (20th) celebrated its 40th year anniversary, along with the bank’s past chairmen, past CEOs, current Chairman Kavan Ratnayake, Group CEO Dimantha Seneviratne and the senior management team and staff at the bank’s head office in
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