Articles Tagged “John Keells Holdings”

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    Sri Lanka State Finances Structurally Damaged, SMEs and Big Business Hit by Sozialpolitik

    Sri Lanka’s new administration seems to be travelling on an increasingly risky path, stirring a deadly witches’ brew of deficit spending, subsidies, wage hikes for state workers and assaults on large and small businesses perhaps not seen since the 1970s and reminiscent…

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    How I Did It – B. Premalal

    EATING AN ELEPHANT Prime Lands Group’s Co-Founder and Chairman, B. Premalal, has built a remarkable business from scratch. He believes this success has been due not only to turning calculated risks into opportunities, but also knowing when to let…

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    Keells Retail Recovers

    The Consumer Food & Retail (CF&R) sector of the John Keells Holdings group returned to profit in the third quarter of the 2014 financial year after six straight quarterly losses. The business consists of the…

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    Preparing ports for next-generation ships

    The port business seems to be lucrative going by the Rs4 billion profit Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) declared last year, up 600% from the year before. However, that’s also less than the annual US$36…

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    Keells Super loss in best quarter

    The 51 Keells Super supermarkets, including franchise outlets, contribute about 68% to the top line of John Keells Holdings group subsidiary Ceylon Cold Stores. But the supermarkets lost money even in what is usually the…

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    JKH’s Indian Makeover

    Luxury hotel management is a challenging business because guests expect more than a lump-free mattress, cable television and air-conditioning. They are increasingly demanding sensitive service, inspiring design, a spectacular location, fusion cuisine, a rejuvenation of…

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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…

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    Ajay eyes Lankan women after Indian conquest

    Lingerie is growing in its importance for the self esteem of South Asian women who after generations of restrictive social mores are learning to be kinder to themselves. Socially mobile and comfortable about their sexuality…