Articles Posted in the Agenda Category

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    Everybody Agrees: It’s Time for Stockbrokers to Up their Game

    Unethical practices and disregard for rules at the top percolate throughout. The mistrust of stockbrokers and the capital market today is more a leadership crisis than anything else Soon middle class Sri Lankan savers will be…

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    Index Funds: The Way to Go for Retailers?

    After several miserly years the Colombo  Stock Market (CSE) saw a welcome rebound in 2014. With a year to date gain of almost 25% the CSE has been one of the best performing markets in the region and the…

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    Dim Sum Sri Lankan Style

    Sri Lanka may become an early issuer of Chinese yuan-denominated sovereign bonds to the international financial market, not only to diversify reserves and contain exchange risks in debt repayment and trade, but also to establish itself as a regional hub for this type…

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    Credit Rating Agencies: Dyeing Muddy Waters

    Credit ratings have implications beyond risk pricing in the capital market. They are used in regulating banks and the capital market, so their accuracy has far reaching implications Companies have issued a record number of bonds by value this…

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    What Is Really Bitcoin?

    Since it made its first appearance in 2009, Bitcoin has attracted controversy. Championed by libertarians and technologists as the new standard in digital currency and gold 2.0 by investors, it enjoyed a meteoric rise in…

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    Sri Lanka May Lose Shine in the Forex Reserve Beauty Contest as Credit Picks Up

    Sri Lanka has seen its foreign reserves grow back to record volumes over the past two years as domestic credit slowed, allowing dollar inflows to build up as excess liquidity in the banking system. But…

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    Can ‘Yakada Yaka’ Make a Second Coming?

    Sri Lanka Railways last year earned Rs 5 billion and lost Rs 5 billion. Can it ever do better? Chanuka Wattegama thinks it can, but is not fully certain it will.   October 2014, could be the…

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    Gasping for Cleaner Air

    Sri Lanka will be hosting the Better Air Quality 2014 international conference from 19 to 21 November in Colombo (htttp://baq2014.org). BAQ is the biennial flagship event of Clean Air Asia, a regional alliance of governments,…

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    Mobile Revolution

    The finest revolutions arrive unheralded and remain unnoticed until they succeed. The best technological example I can think of is the now ubiquitous mobile phone, which just completed 25 years in Sri Lanka. Our first…

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    Balancing Broadband and Narrow Minds

    Are we cyber-stunted? I posed this question some weeks ago at Sri Lanka Innovation Summit 2013 organised by Echelon and News 1st. We were talking about how to harness the web’s potential for spurring innovation.…