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China’s power crunch dwarfs Evergrande’s troubles in investors’ eyes

(Reuters) – China’s power supply crunch, that has shut factories across the country, may pose a much bigger threat to the economy than the debt crisis at Evergrande Group (3333.HK), prompting…

TikTok hits 1 billion monthly active users globally – company

(Reuters) – TikTok hit 1 billion monthly active users globally this summer, the company told Reuters, marking a 45% jump since July 2020. The United States, Europe, Brazil and Southeast…

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…

China’s Global Network of Shipping Ports Reveal Beijing’s Strategy

VOA News: A powerhouse in global trade, China has more shipping ports at home than any other country. Key investments add about another 100 ports in at least 60 nations.…

Asanga Seneviratne Back on CSE Board

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today announced the appointment of Asanga C. Seneviratne as a Directorof the CSE Board with effect from 23rd September 2021. Seneviratne has previously served on…

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…

Sri Lanka’s Agripreneurs Alarmed Over Contaminated Organic Fertilizer Sample Imported From China

Sri Lanka Agripreneurs’ Forum (SLAF) expressed grave concerns regarding the importation of a batch of contaminated organic fertilizer following confirmation from the Minister of Agriculture and National Plant Quarantine Services…

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…

Sri Lanka food crisis: Forex dips to risky levels. Can Colombo avoid IMF?

Sri Lanka is experiencing acute food emergency. Long food queues are seen even in Colombo neighbourhoods amid tight lockdown measures. Shelves at government-run supermarkets are running low – some even…