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10 big mistakes you're making at the airport

From the baggage drop to the security line to the boarding gate, just getting through the airport these days can throw pitfalls that you never saw coming. Here are 10 typical airport mistakes you may be making, as well as some expert tips on making it out of the airport, and onto your plane, with…

(0)Comments | August 22, 2016 4:50 pm

Not Quite ‘Back in Business’

LMD – Amidst domestic and international challenges, Sri Lanka’s economy grew by 5.5 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) in the first quarter of this year, in real terms, compared to 4.4 percent in the corresponding period of 2015, according to the Ministry of Finance’s Mid-Year Fiscal Position Report 2016. The report also reveals that government revenue increased…

(0)Comments | August 8, 2016 10:33 am

Business confidence takes a beating amid growing uncertainty over the future – LMD

The Sri Lankan economy continues to come under pressure, owing to both domestic and external factors, with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) latest statement on its US$ 1.5 billion support programme underscoring the urgent need for the country to put its finances in order. As the IMF explains, “the Sri Lankan economy has good underlying…

(0)Comments | July 11, 2016 11:50 am

Want to migrate to Australia? 2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) announced

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa),…

(0)Comments | July 4, 2016 10:50 am

An outlook from the Head of CSE’s Clearing Arm Nalin Fonseka

The breakthrough for Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Limited (CDS) was made in 1991 when it was established by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). 2016 marks a corporate milestone for the CDS, as it is the 25th year of operation since inception. In this in-depth interview, Mr. Nalin Fonseka, Head of CDS speaks on operations at…

(0)Comments | June 16, 2016 8:34 pm

Evolving workplace strategies and their relevance to Sri Lanka

One of the key aspects of planning commercial real estate is to understand how the traditional workplace has been replaced by new working methods. The era of using desktop computers, having a permanent workstation, individual landlines, and making copious print-outs is likely to become out-of-date very soon as new workplace methods are introduced. It is…

(0)Comments | June 13, 2016 9:46 am

A global survey shows that most businesses are losing revenue through ineffective data management; big data tools can help

By Xavier Verhaeghe, Vice President, Technology Solutions, Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa In a global survey conducted by Oracle in collaboration with WSJ Custom Studios, 90 percent of executives from large enterprises across a wide range of industries said they consider the ability to garner insight from data vital to their company’s future. The…

(0)Comments | April 24, 2016 9:39 pm

Colombo – A Megacity in the making?

Colombo is a city well known for its modern infrastructure and real estate development. Being the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, the city has the potential to become even more popular with investors and property developers than other cities in the South Asian region. Lamudi explores the potential improvements the city will experience in the…

(0)Comments | April 12, 2016 9:12 am

Tata Steel to sell UK business, thousands of jobs at risk

AFP – Indian steel giant Tata Steel on Wednesday put its British business up for sale, placing thousands of jobs at risk and striking a heavy blow to the crisis-hit steel industry. Tata said in a statement that trading conditions had “rapidly deteriorated” in Britain and Europe due to a global oversupply of steel, a…

(0)Comments | March 31, 2016 11:06 am

The Oil Market is Finally Hitting Its Breaking Point

After a significant reduction in investments over the past two years, oil companies can no longer overcome the production declines from legacy wells. The oil business is nothing more than a rat race. Oil companies continually have to drill new wells to offset the decline from legacy wells. If they drill too much it causes…

(0)Comments | March 27, 2016 7:18 am

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