Sri Lanka Socio-Economic Data – 2014 out

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  261 views  |  

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has released its 37th volume of the data folder, Sri Lanka Socio-Economic Data 2014. This easy-to-carry data folder contains 87 statistical tables and 12 charts covering the latest information on socio economic conditions, human resources, national accounts, agriculture, industry, economic and social infrastructure, prices and wages, external trade and tourism, external finance, fiscal sector and financial sector. Key socio economic data for the SAARC and South East Asian regions are also available in the data folder. This data folder is a very useful reference material for policy makers, researchers, academics, professionals, students and the general public, as... 


End July worker remittances swell to $ 4 b

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  207 views  |  

The Central Bank said yesterday worker remittances in the first seven months of this year had increased by 11% to $ 4 billion. In July worker remittances grew by 15.2% to $ 606.7 million in July 2014 compared to $ 526.6 million in the corresponding period of 2013. “Cumulative inflows of workers’ remittances rose to $3,966.6 million during the first seven months of 2014 from a corresponding figure of $3,565.6 million during the same period of 2013, resulting in a growth of 11.2%,” the Central Bank said.  Read More →


Xi sees factory China and back office India as global engine

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  119 views  |  

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters): A combination of the “world’s factory” and the “world’s back office” will drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said ahead of a rare visit to India on Wednesday, playing down mistrust that has kept the Asian giants apart. India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to build closer relations with the world’s second-largest economy, whose leader arrived on Modi’s 64th birthday armed with pledges to invest billions of dollars in railways, industrial parks and roads. “As the two engines of the Asian economy, we need to become cooperation partners spearheading growth,” Xi wrote in a column in The Hindu newspaper. He... 


Footwear exports double in 2013

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  51 views  |  

Ceylon Chamber study finds China is leading footwear exporter to Sri Lanka Sri Lankan manufactured footwear exports have doubled during the year 2013, compared to what was exported in 2012, a new study conducted by the Ceylon Chamber has found, while the trend is expected to continue during the year 2014, as well, the study reveals. According to the study, which is titled ‘Footwear Exports and Imports of Sri Lanka – Statistical Analysis’, which covers the periods of 2006 to 2013, Australia and Italy rank as the main export markets for Sri Lankan footwear. The analysis also shows that China is the leading exporter of footwear to Sri Lankan market accounting for 41% of the total footwear... 


Tourism earnings up 32% to $ 1.4 b

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  66 views  |  

Earnings from tourism in the first eight months of this year have increased by 32% to $ 1.447 billion, according to Central Bank estimates. “Earnings from tourism are estimated to have increased by 22.2% to $202.7 million in August 2014 compared to $165.9 million in August 2013. Meanwhile, in cumulative terms tourist arrivals recorded a growth of 23.1% during the year to August 2014 while earnings from tourism soared by 32.1% to $1,447.2 million during the period,” the Central Bank said. It said tourist arrivals grew by 25.2% in July 2014 followed by 13.8% growth in August 2014 to 140,319 tourists from 123,269 in the corresponding month of 2013. India, UK, China, Germany and France were the... 


35th National Conference of Chartered Accountants from 23 to 25 October

Published : 1:44 am  September 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  192 views  |  

By Waruni Paranagamage The 35th National Conference of Chartered Accountants, organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) under the theme ‘Rethink to Review,’ is scheduled to be held at Waters Edge from 23-25 October. It is estimated that global consumption will double over the next 15 years and emerging markets will continue to drive global demand. The conference aims to give leadership advice on how traditional business models and conventional corporate ideologies can change with time to revive and tackle the paradigm shift. The conference, which has a reputation for being a business summit that provokes thought and insight into broad economic and business... 


EDB calls for full Lankan exporter registration

Published : 1:44 am  September 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  203 views  |  

Register free and get benefits: EDB DG 3,170 active exporters by July: Customs 2013 fruits and veg exports surge Sri Lanka’s apex export entity has issued a clarion call to the country’s exporter community to register with it and enlist in its surging database on 16 September. “Some non-registered exporters, unaware of procedures, have given Sri Lanka a bad reputation. It is time all Lankan exporters register with EDB,” said EDB DG Sujatha Weerakoon yesterday, addressing the ‘How to Export Quality Fruit & Vegetable to the EU Region’ session held at the EDB. Recently, the European Commission Director General of Health and Consumers has informed the National Plant Quarantine... 


Bodyline 3 certified CarbonNeutral

Published : 1:43 am  September 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  188 views  |  

One of Sri Lanka’s most recognised apparel factories cements its environmental sustainability credentials Already recognised as a leading proponent of environmental sustainability, Bodyline Ltd., one of Sri Lanka’s best known apparel companies marked World Environment Day by announcing the international CarbonNeutral certification for one of its factories. With three factories in Sri Lanka, Bodyline Ltd. was certified as the country’s first CarbonConscious Company and now brings to fruition a dream of having ‘CarbonNeutral Operations’ in Bodyline 3 factory which is located in Pimbura, surrounded by an invigorating green luxury. The company achieved this status through The Carbon... 


Ceylon Chamber sees big demand from corporates to join as members

Published : 1:42 am  September 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  156 views  |  

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has elected 14 new members into its membership fold, thus strengthening its overall membership base to 537 companies, which consist of national, multinational and SME sector firms. Accordingly, Premier Natural Teas Ltd., Mega Trend Lanka Ltd., Alankara SKR Ltd., Brown and CN Lanka Ltd., CCIC South Asia Ltd., Amana Holdings Ltd., Venora International Projects Ltd., Sierra Information Technologies Ltd., Candor Equities Ltd., Prima Ceylon Ltd., Jysper Catering Equipment & Supplies Ltd., York Street Partners Ltd., Inventure Trims International Ltd., and Marine Transport Services Ltd., are the new firms that have been elected to the membership by the Chamber. The... 


KJ Electronics geared to secure Sri Lankan businesses

Published : 1:42 am  September 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  177 views  |  

KJ Electronics, the leading security and surveillance solutions provider in Sri Lanka is committed to assuring the safety of all clients. With a view of being one step ahead of the potential threats faced by corporates and residences, KJ Electronics consistently improves the technology and solutions available to clients. In a tenure of excellence, innovating the security and surveillance equipment industry of the country, KJ Electronics has succeeded in introducing and establishing the criticality of high quality equipment for personal safety as well as that of property and information. Currently KJ Electronics represents a number of globally reputed brands with a comprehensive product portfolio. Bosch... 


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