Softlogic Equity Research says it gives “perfect excuse” to usher in much needed by unpopular economic and public finance reforms An International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package presents the government with “the perfect excuse” to usher in much needed, yet unpopular economic and public finance reforms … [Read more...] about IMF assistance could be most plausible solution for SL’s current economic crisis – Business News
Says achieving these goals would become challenging with current low tax ratesWhile Sri Lanka will get over the near term foreign currency debt challenges with recent measures taken, the country will require to expand its economic output by over 5 percent and maintain a primary surplus of over 2 percent of … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka needs over 5% growth, primary surplus of 2% of GDP to stabilise debt: StanChart – Business News
... the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) - Basil Rajapaksa, who is to be sworn in as the Cabinet Minister of Economic Development and the State ...Source link … [Read more...] about As BR takes over Finance, MR takes over Housing!
Earnings record whopping 207% surge in after-tax profits to Rs.107.42bn Previous highest was Rs.85bn reported for the quarter ended December 2020 Currency depreciation also contributes to higher earnings during March quarter Listed corporates delivered their best ever earnings for the quarter ended March … [Read more...] about Listed firms deliver highest ever earnings in March quarter on resurgent economy – Business News
Sri Lanka saw funds flowing into priority and productive segments of the economy before the virus restrictions disrupted the flow, the Central Bank data available through March-end, showed.“We saw an acceleration in personal loans and advances from the middle of 2020 and that has stabilised in the first … [Read more...] about Credit acceleration to productive economic sectors seen before April lockdowns – Business News
President’s Counsel (PC) Gamini Marapana is tipped to be appointed Chairman of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission, reports say. Gamini Marapana PC was the Counsel for the Intervenient Petition filed by Minister of Education Prof. G.L. Peiris in support of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Draft Bill recently, following a number of Special … [Read more...] about Marapana tipped to be chair Port City Economic Commission!
The ban imposed on non-essential imports is likely to remain longer than it was initially anticipated as the country battles a slowing economy, with mounting job losses, loss in livelihoods and personal incomes amid spike in COVID-19 cases and resultant restrictions. The Central Bank indicated that they have … [Read more...] about Daily Mirror – Import ban likely to stay as economy strangles by virus related restrictions
Lowers this year’s private credit target to 12%, from previous 14%The Central Bank appears to be settling for a lower private sector credit growth for the year than it earlier anticipated was possible, as the economy and its actors are beginning to feel the crunch from the ongoing extended restrictions on … [Read more...] about Daily Mirror – CB settles for lower private credit growth as restrictions begin to bite economy
More than a third of Sri Lanka’s population in low income bracket Calls for balanced approach towards containing measures and economic implications The Central Bank yesterday insisted on striking a balance between the COVID-19 containing measures and their implications on the livelihoods of millions of … [Read more...] about Daily Mirror – CB says full-scale lockdown could deal lethal blow to low-income earners
Inflation fears, which are already making their presence felt in the consumer and supplier markets since of late could accelerate, perhaps even prompting the Monetary Board to take its foot off from the gas pedal ending the current stimulus. Sri Lanka’s consumer and supplier prices accelerated since lately, … [Read more...] about Daily Mirror – Inflation fears could spook markets as lockdowns wreak economic havoc