Articles Tagged “India”

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    Sri Lankan Real Estate Repeating India’s Mistake

    A rapid expansion in Sri Lanka’s housing sector, forecast to now happen, means that fewer people will live in urban discomfort or have to brave irritatingly long queues of traffic to get home to suburbia. Near record low mortgage rates,…

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    The high-yield dilemma

    For two millennia Sri Lanka’s self-image has been bound to one crop: rice. The rice farmer is also venerated. The scantyness of the loincloth, the sunburnt sweat-soaked dusky skin, the mud-caked limbs straining muscle and sinew at the plough, evoke strong…

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    Sri Lanka’s tragedy: A century of decline

    Their crumbling edifices are a testament to the dreams of an occupier determined to build an empire on which the sun would never set. Building defiant, giant offices and trading businesses in an alien tropical place was testament to the scale of Britain’s ambition. The century…

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    Private Equity’s High Pedigree

    Conventional wisdom would have it that private equity (PE) investment opportunities should be plentiful in Sri Lanka. Private equity wasn’t available till a few months ago and small to medium sized firms, the main PE industry targets, have had limited other options…

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    Rich, Young & Indian

    ‘Good hotels are designed inside out with the practical needs of guests at the forefront’, advice the island’s largest conglomerate has taken to heart. The practical needs will revolve around what matters to rich, young…