Sri Lanka

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After a positive second half in 2017 Sri Lanka’s capital markets experienced considerable headwinds in 2018, with a variety of external and internal factors behind the buffeting. The impacts of macroeconomic issues, increasing competition in terms of investment options, political uncertainty, turbulence in global energy prices and moves by the...

 

What actions should be prioritised to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) to Sri Lanka?

 

How will the Active Liability Management Act affect the country’s public debt?

 

As the world’s nations and businesses become increasingly interconnected, so too does the flow of global migration. According to the OECD’s “International Migration Outlook 2018”, in 2017 some 258m people resided in a country other than the one they were born in and more than 5m foreign-born persons settled in OECD countries. The flow of...

 

On October 26, 2018 President Maithripala Sirisena rescinded the mandate of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to lead the government. Although the Prime Minister Wickremesinghe was reinstated on December 16, the constitutional crisis weakened business sentiment and impacted already slowing growth. The economy grew by 3.3% year-on-year (y-o-y...

 

Sri Lanka has long served as an important strategic destination in the Indian Ocean, catering to merchants and travellers from South-east Asia, India, the Middle East and East Africa. Formerly known as Ceylon, the island was visited and admired by the likes of Marco Polo, who called it “the finest island of its size in the world” well before...

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