Marketing through value innovation

Published : 12:07 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: Special Report  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,203 views  |  
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By Shabiya Ali Ahlam With the concept of value innovation being misunderstood by many as it is perceived to be restricted to only products and services, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in Sri Lanka, most organisations are noted to be still using outdated and traditional marketing methods.  Read More →


PIM Convocation sees 419 next generation managers

Published : 12:05 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: HR  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,062 views  |  
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A convocation is the main event of any seat of higher learning that projects both the fruition of the endeavours of its faculty, as well as the culmination of the achievements of its graduates who have acquired knowledge and competencies and achieved the desired intellectual standards.  Read More →


Asia Pacific airlines net profit soars by 6.7% to $ 5.2 b in 2012

Published : 12:05 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  822 views  |  

Preliminary financial performance figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) show that Asia Pacific airlines achieved US$5.2 billion in combined net profits in 2012, 6.7% above the US$4.8 billion reported for the year 2011.  Read More →


Etisalat boosts software, app development; ICT entrepreneurship

Published : 12:05 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,064 views  |  

Leading mobile telecommunication innovator Etisalat Lanka hosted the ‘AppZone Champions Awards 2013’, with the aim of encouraging ICT entrepreneurship through software and app development in Sri Lanka.  Read More →


World spare oil capacity slips, production up: EIA

Published : 12:05 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  771 views  |  
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Reuters: Global spare oil production capacity slipped in May and June from the previous two months, but was above levels during the same period last year, the US government said on Thursday.  Read More →


Momentum change reflects parallel shift downwards on yield curve

Published : 12:05 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  815 views  |  

By Wealth Trust Securities The momentum in secondary bond markets turned bullish from bearish during the week following the 200 basis points (bp) cut on the Statutory Reserve Requirement (SRR) for all commercial banks in Sri Lanka. This in turn helped weighted averages (WAvg) at the weekly Treasury bill auction dip considerably.  Read More →


Fitch affirms US AAA rating but outlook still negative

Published : 12:01 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  477 views  |  
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Reuters: Fitch Ratings on Friday affirmed the United States’ top level credit rating at AAA but held the outlook at negative, saying still-elevated debt levels leave the country vulnerable to shocks without more deficit reduction.  Read More →


Dinesh Weerakkody presents first copy of his fourth book to President

Published : 12:00 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  996 views  |  

Dinesh Weerakkody presented the first copy of his fourth volume titled ‘In the Best Interest of my Country’ to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House on Monday.  Read More →


Nabil Sultan, Emirates newly-appointed Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo

Published : 12:00 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,557 views  |  

Emirates appoints Nabil Sultan to head Emirates SkyCargo Nabil Sultan, whose career spans more than 20 years in commercial roles within Emirates, has been appointed the new Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.  Read More →


BlackBerry reports unexpected loss, shares slide 20%

Published : 12:00 am  July 1, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  314 views  |  

REUTERS: Blackberry offered few signs of a long-promised turnaround on Friday, with an unexpected quarterly operating loss, few details on sales of its make-or-break new devices and no return to profit in the current quarter.  Read More →