Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Mudith-October-2015-APPROVED

    Media Industry’s Murky Ad Free Future

    Much has changed since the dotcom bubble, but advertising still remains the bread and butter of the internet. Free content sites rely almost exclusively on advertising and even the most established media sites rely mainly…

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    Demystifying Islamic Finance

    Interest in Islamic finance is growing worldwide. The Washington- based International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is always headed by a nominee of the European Union, helped set up a global Islamic finance regulator, the Islamic…

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    E-commerce in Sri Lanka

    The Indian e-commerce boom is trickling down to Sri Lanka, resulting in a sudden explosion of interest in the sector. In addition to the numerous local e-commerce sites, many brick and mortar companies are jumping on the bandwagon. A majority of such traditional brick…

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    The Next Chapter of Finance

    The financial turmoil of 2008 was a rude eye opener to many who had taken the stability of the established banking and financial system for granted. The strict regulations and checks on risk taking, use of leverage etc. once thought to provide…

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    Benchmarks For English Skill: The Right Grasp

    The British Council in Sri Lanka has conducted a benchmarking exercise to figure how much English skill is enough for the country’s most important industries. Sri Lanka’s workplaces have changed in the past decades. Businesses have grown and the…

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    Pegging Risk to Uncertainty

    In the current extremely volatile Sri Lankan market, an investor would be better off holding stocks with beta value less than 1 rather than those above 1. Atchuthan Srirangan comes to this conclusion after compiling all Colombo Stock Exchange listed stocks by beta…

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    No More Disruption, No More Ads?

    Advertising has traditionally relied on a simple strategy – find a newspaper article or TV or radio show that will attract target consumers and disrupt them with ads while they consume the content. This was a simple and efficient model which…

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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…