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Sri Lanka’s Capital Alliance Partners with BetaOne Investments to Enter Bangladesh’s Thriving Merchant Banking Sector

Sri Lanka’s leading player in the Capital Markets services sphere entered into an investment and partnership agreement with Bangladesh’s BetaOne Investments Limited as it continues with its journey to realize…

CBSL expects inflation to deviate from its targeted levels

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka expects headline inflation to deviate somewhat from the targeted level of the 4-6 percent range in the near term while continuing to prioritize policy…

International community strikes a ground-breaking global minimum corporate tax rate sans Sri Lanka and three others

Major reform of the international tax system finalised yesterday at the OECD will ensure that Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) will be subject to a minimum 15% tax rate from 2023. The…

Making state-owned enterprises work for commercial investors

By William P. Mako, David Robinett State-owned enterprises have long provided crucial infrastructure and other goods and services across Asia and the Pacific. Historically, these companies raised money directly from governments, or…

Sri Lanka Lifts margin deposit requirement on mobiles, home appliances, and over 600 other imported goods

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) removed the 100 percent cash margin deposit requirement imposed on 623 ‘non -essetial’/non urgent’ imported goods including mobiles, home appliances, clothing, household, and…

Sri Lanka to End Covid Lockdown on Oct 1; Medical Experts Warn Against Reopening

Sri Lanka will end its COVID-19 lockdown enforced last month on October 1, health minister Keheliya Rambukwella said on Wednesday, even as the medical professionals warned against the unrestricted re-opening…

Sri Lanka’s Forex Crisis Worries South Indian textile and fabric exporters

South India’s textile and fabric exporters are worried that the economic crisis in Sri Lanka–India’s second-largest export destination for clothing products—may lead to a delay in payments from buyers in…

Seven countries, including Sri Lanka and Chile, have agreed to stop using the dirtiest fossil fuel

Seven countries have signed a pledge initiated by the United Nations to stop building new coal power plants, with the aim to gather more signatures before the global climate summit COP26 in…

Inflation Spectre Floats on Developing World’s Horizon including Sri Lanka

By Rabah Arezki and Jean-Pierre Landau As the global economy begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, managing inflation risks will be much more challenging in developing countries than in…

New Fortress and Sri Lanka’s Government inked the definitive agreement for LNG deal

United Stated-based New Fortress Energy Inc. (“New Fortress”) and Sri Lanka’s Government have executed a definitive agreement for New Fortress’ investment in West Coast Power Limited (“WCP”), the owner of the 310…