Weak markets to hit global growth
Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth
in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to 2.9
percent, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economies gain
speed, according to the World Bank’s January 2016 Global Economic
Simultaneous weakness in most major emerging markets is a concern for
achieving the goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity because
those countries have been powerful contributors to global growth - World
Sri Lanka in Brief 2015
The Business Information Division of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC)
launched the 29th edition of the booklet Sri Lanka in Brief 2015, a
handy reference guide on Sri Lanka, which can be used by those
interested, such as foreign investors.
The booklet, provides information on areas such as geography and
weather, economy and trade, social indicators, infrastructure, airport,
airlines, and registration of vehicles, education and free trade
The booklet also contains information on how to register a business
in Sri Lanka and also information on diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka.
Norway to help resettled communities
Country Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in
Sri Lanka, Joern Soerensen and Norway’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka,
Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther signed an agreement to extend the Norway
government’s support to the recently resettled communities in the Jaffna
UNDP Sri Lanka, with the support of the Government of Norway, will
strengthen its work in improving access to justice and livelihood
opportunities of the recently resettled communities in the district.
‘Sri Lanka Next’ to combat climate change
‘Sri Lanka Next’, a landmark campaign to take Sri Lanka towards the
BlueGreen era, was launched on Wednesday, January 6 by President
Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH.
A series of programs will be held throughout the year to familiarize
all stakeholders of the economy, including the private and State sectors
and civil society, about the mitigation and adaptation strategies that
Sri Lanka must adopt to face the challenge of climate change.
Qatar Airways CEO calls on PM, Finance Minister
Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker visited Sri Lanka
recently for bilateral discussions on the invitation of Prime Minister
Ranil Wickremesinghe. Here Baker with the Prime Minister and Finance
Minister Ravi Karunanayake at Temple Trees.