Latest news and today's news from Sri Lanka » Economy

... from Bing and Google News

Sri Lanka , Monday 22 January 2018

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Does Debt Pay? China and the Politics of Investment in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/does-debt-pay-china-and-the-politics-of-investment-in-sri-lanka/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

While infrastructure projects may struggle or fail and Beijing may lap up a distressed asset or two in the short term, the odds of this type of economic diplomacy successfully driving a wedge between India and Sri Lanka on the security front remain minimal.

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Sri Lanka president takes charge of economy as coalition rift widens

News channel or source: http://www.enca.com/world/sri-lanka-president-takes-charge-of-economy-as-coalition-rift-widens
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka's president announced Saturday that he would take control of the island's economy from the prime minister, as relations worsen between the ruling party and its main coalition partner. Maithripala Sirisena said he would directly manage ...

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Sri Lanka rupee slips on importer dollar demand

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/sri-lanka-forex/sri-lanka-rupee-slips-on-importer-dollar-demand-idUSL4N1PH3U5?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Sri Lanka raised $470.6 million on Thursday via development bonds ... The central bank, while announcing its key economic policies for the year on Jan. 3, said it has allowed more flexibility in determining the exchange rate based on the present market ...

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Sri Lanka eyes to host an Investment Round Table with World Economic Forum

News channel or source: http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/sri-lanka-eyes-to-host-an-investment-round-table-with-world-economic-forum/
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama during a two day visit to Geneva recently met with Mr. Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and senior officials engaged in areas relating to Sri Lanka.

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Alcohol outlawed for women in nation of Sri Lanka — again

News channel or source: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/alcohol-outlawed-for-women-in-nation-of-sri-lanka-again/article_5d1a8986-fb93-11e7-981a-abc8e6ea2df5.html
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Therefore, laws on alcohol are different here than there (Europe)." The ban had been in force since 1979, the early years of Sri Lanka embracing an open market economy. Many businesses had ignored it and employed women to serve and sell alcohol.

News Sri Lanka » Economy: GSP Plus makes 80% of Sri Lankan exports duty free

News channel or source: https://www.news.lk/economy/item/19300-gsp-plus-makes-80-of-sri-lankan-exports-duty-free
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

... the formal restoration of the GSP Plus regime to Sri Lanka in May 2017, providing duty free access for more than 80% of Sri Lankan exports to the European Union, the world's largest economy, and Sri Lanka's largest export market. Sri Lanka stated that ...

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Sri Lanka reinstated ban on selling alcohol to women

News channel or source: http://newsok.com/sri-lanka-reinstated-ban-on-selling-alcohol-to-women/article/feed/1653310
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

Therefore, laws on alcohol are different here than there (Europe)." The ban had been in force since 1979, the early years of Sri Lanka embracing an open market economy. Many businesses had ignored it and employed women to serve and sell alcohol.

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.asiantribune.com/node/91507
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

A Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore will be signed following bilateral talks, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement. During the visit, Prime Minister Lee will also meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and discuss economic ...

News Sri Lanka » Economy: European Union urges Sri Lanka to repeal PTA

News channel or source: http://www.hirunews.lk/181423/european-union-urges-sri-lanka-to-repeal-pta
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

... the formal restoration of the GSP Plus regime to Sri Lanka in May 2017, providing duty-free access for more than 80% of Sri Lankan exports to the European Union, the world's largest economy, and Sri Lanka's largest export market. Sri Lanka stated that ...

News Sri Lanka » Economy: Suven gets product patents in China, Sri Lanka

News channel or source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/suven-gets-product-patents-in-china-sri-lanka/62556955
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

The two patents are valid through 2033 and 2032, respectively, the company said in a BSE filing.PTI | January 18, 2018, 19:31 IST Suven Life Sciences has secured a product patent each from China and Sri Lanka corresponding to the new chemical entities ...