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JLL Lanka releases 2018 real estate predictions for Sri Lanka; warns of potential challenges for the residential and retail markets beyond 2019

Global real estate consultancy Jones Lang La Salle (JLL) recently announced the company’s predictions for Sri Lanka’s commercial office and retail markets in 2018, identifying opportunities related to the increased investments in the country and broad challenges in the face of policy inconsistency and a tighter fiscal environment. JLL is a professional services and investment…

(0)Comments | March 26, 2018 12:12 pm

Inflation Drops to 3.2 per cent in February 2018

Headline Inflation, as measured by the change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100), which is compiled by the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS), decreased to 3.2 per cent in February 2018 from 5.4 per cent in January 2018, on year-on-year basis. The high base prevailed in February 2017 as well as the…

(0)Comments | March 22, 2018 11:16 am

RIU Launches Research Report on Taxation in Sri Lanka: A Case Study on the Tobacco Industry

The Research Intelligence Unit (RIU) in collaboration with the Big Issue Magazine launched the Sri Lanka Economic Forum today. The theme for the forum was Taxation in Sri Lanka, with a focus on a case study of the tobacco industry. The report was part of an independent study conducted by RIU. A country’s fiscal and…

(0)Comments | March 21, 2018 4:20 pm

Economic Expectation Upsurges In The Months Of November And December

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: November & December, 2017   This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey carried out using a random sample of 400 men and women covering all districts in Sri Lanka on their expectations of economic prospects in the ensuing twelve months.   STATUS…

(0)Comments | March 19, 2018 3:17 pm

Business Sentiment – Pre-Election Confidence Intact

Corporates play it safe as biz sentiment consolidates ahead of the recent elections Much of this year to date has been spent anticipating the outcome of the local government (LG) polls, analysing the shock result in the wee hours of 11 February, and then the possible impact of political and economic aftershocks… as our politicians…

(0)Comments | March 14, 2018 10:32 am

Land Price Index – Second Half of 2017

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) compiles and analyses several indicators, in order to monitor the developments in the real estate sector. Accordingly, the Land Price Index (LPI) is compiled biannually covering the Colombo District since 1998. In the compilation process of LPI, CBSL uses the land price data collected by the Valuation Department…

(0)Comments | March 2, 2018 2:33 pm

Business Sentiment – Biz Confidence Inches Up At End 2017

The business confidence gauge remains intact for the time being ahead of more elections In early December, Sri Lanka formally handed over the Hambantota Port to China on a 99 year lease despite criticism that the move could lead to an erosion of the country’s standing as a sovereign state. The southern port has incurred…

(0)Comments | January 29, 2018 1:09 pm

Government’s Take On GSP+ Facility Reflects In Export Increase

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: October, 2017   This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey carried out using a random sample of 400 men and women covering all districts in Sri Lanka on their expectations of economic prospects in the ensuing twelve months. STATUS OF JOB PROSPECTS…

(0)Comments | January 15, 2018 12:54 pm

The Ability To Save Grows Higher

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: September, 2017 This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey carried out using a random sample of 400 men and women covering all districts in Sri Lanka on their expectations of economic prospects in the ensuing twelve months.   STATUS OF JOB PROSPECTS…

(0)Comments | January 4, 2018 11:11 am

Truecaller Insights Reveal Top Spammers in Sri Lanka

Truecaller, the world’s most used Caller ID & Spam Detection app, recently announced some revealing stats on spam and scam calls in Sri Lanka. Unwanted spam calls are on the rise around the globe, and the situation is no different in Sri Lanka. The recently published Truecaller Insights: ‘Top Spammers in Sri Lanka in 2017’…

(0)Comments | December 13, 2017 5:29 pm