Articles Tagged “Sri Lanka”

  • ban

    Investor’s Guide 2014: The Bull Restrained

    “It’s time to shift to equity’, is the overwhelming consensus. The last couple of years have been bruising for equity investors. In the six months to September 2013 corporate earnings fell 9.9% while in the…

  • agenda

    The biggest business lobby is less influential than ever. Here is how to fix it

    For British occupiers, Ceylon was a frontier to be tamed, cleared, planted and exploited. These vigorous and muscular crusaders who planted the hinterland with coffee, tea and rubber were organised under the Ceylon Chamber of…

  • touchwood

    Touchwood’s Timber Tricks

    MONEY, INVESTORS in Touchwood Investments have found, does not grow on trees. Timber valuation methods used by Touchwood, which used to boast of being one of Sri Lanka’s most valuable brands by being ranked within…

  • Axienta2

    Tech Start-ups: AXIENTA

    Axienta’s sales force automation software is deployed at over a dozen of Sri Lanka’s largest product distribution firms and is used by over 1,000 sales representatives. In industries like FMCG, pharmaceuticals and telco its helping…

  • 40under

    Offsets that change corporate mindsets

    Being carbon neutral can be good for business, as Subramaniam Eassuwaren, Co-Founder of Carbon Consulting Company and Deputy Chairman of Eswaran Brothers Exports, a big tea exporter, has found. The magic term, that demonstrates you’ve…

  • electricity

    Coming down to earth after living beyond our means?

    The big news of April was the electricity tariff hike (and subsequent revision that made little difference!). No doubt the government has reached the point of no return. If not for the hike, the repercussions…

  • high-return

    The Point of High Return

    For investors hindsight can be a frustrating thing. Thousands of individual investors, who are holding speculative portfolios now worth a fraction of what they paid, are ruing not having sold at the market’s peak. This…

  • treasury-sec

    Govt rejects IMF plan to clip Treasury Secretary’s wings

    There have been two points of disagreement with the Fund’s medium-term recommendations relating to financial sector oversight, supervision and regulation.One was to develop an overall pension strategy and introduce a “robust supervisory and governance framework…

  • brief--banking

    Foreign, state banks losing market share

    Import-export trade growth has been slowing down and industrial activity declining in recent months, according to a new research report by Capital Alliance Ltd., an investment bank. This year, CAL expects local private commercial banks’…