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Sri Lankan shares post biggest single-day gain in over two years on foreign buying

Rreuters – Sri Lankan shares extended gains for an eleventh straight session, posting their biggest single-day gain in more than two years, as foreign investors aggressively bought blue chip stocks. The Colombo stock index ended 1.55 percent firmer at 6,402.99, its highest close since Nov. 15, 2016. The index recorded its biggest percentage gain since…

(0)Comments | April 14, 2017 2:43 pm

Sri Lankan shares gain for 10th straight session as foreign buying continues

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares rose for the tenth straight session on Tuesday to close at their highest in nearly four months, helped by positive sentiment over continued foreign buying in blue chip stocks. The market has seen fund inflows for 15 straight sessions through Tuesday, with foreign investors buying net 4.9 billion worth of…

(0)Comments | April 12, 2017 8:45 am

Sri Lankan shares hit near four-month closing high as blue chips rally

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares rose for an eighth straight session on Thursday to their highest close in nearly four months led by blue chips such as Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc and John Keells Holdings Plc as continued foreign buying boosted sentiment. The Colombo stock index ended 0.83 percent firmer at 6,250.04, its highest close…

(0)Comments | April 7, 2017 10:13 am

Sri Lankan shares hit near 3-month closing high on foreign buying

Reuters – Sri Lankan shares rose on Wednesday to their highest close in nearly three months led by blue chips such as John Keells Holdings Plc, as continued foreign buying boosted sentiment. The Colombo stock index ended 0.84 percent firmer at 6,198.32, its highest close since Jan. 16. The index rose 1.1 percent last week,…

(0)Comments | April 6, 2017 10:24 am

Workplace Piracy: Liabilities, Risks & How to Stop It

By Shafraz Farook In a global survey conducted by Business Software Alliance (BSA), Sri Lanka’s rate of unlicensed software installation stood at 79 percent in 2015[1]. In other words, 8 out of 10 people had installed software products that were either unlicensed or obtained illegally. In monetary terms, that’s a commercial loss of USD 163…

(0)Comments | March 30, 2017 12:21 pm

Expectation On Ability To Save Increases Despite The Downward Trend Of Expectation For Reduction Of Corruption

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: January, 2017   Expectation On Ability To Save Decreses Despite The Upward   Trend Of Expectation For Reduction Of Corruption  With The Establishment Of A Special Presidential Commission To Investigate The Central Bank Bond Issue   This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey…

(0)Comments | March 29, 2017 5:14 pm

How new visa changes can influence Sri Lanka’s Real Estate Market

Five years ago, Sri Lanka’s government imposed stricter rules on visa requirements. This happened as part of an on-going process to improve administrative procedures following the end of the war in 2009. Since the new visa laws were proposed, a new government has come into power. What impact do the new visa requirements and this…

(0)Comments | February 15, 2017 10:44 am

Expectation on ability to save increases despite downward trend of expectation for corruption reduction

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: December, 2016 This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey carried out using a sample of 400 men and women in December 2016 covering all districts in Sri Lanka on their expectations of economic prospects in the ensuing twelve months. STATUS OF JOB…

(0)Comments | February 9, 2017 1:14 pm

Sri Lanka’s economic expectation keeps changing its direction

Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: November, 2016 This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey carried out using a sample of 400 men and women in November 2016 covering all districts in Sri Lanka on their expectations of economic prospects in the ensuing tweleve months. Status of job…

(0)Comments | January 30, 2017 10:08 am

Agri exports: What’s holding Sri Lanka back?

The effects of domestic NTBs on agricultural export growth A study by Verité Research (VR) together with the Lanka Fruit and Vegetables Producers, Processors and Exporters Association (LFVPPEA) found that domestic barriers faced by Sri Lankan exporters at the border of their own country to be a significant problem. These barriers exist especially for agricultural…

(0)Comments | January 18, 2017 3:26 pm

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