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Afghanistan, Tajikistan discuss strengthening cross-border trade
28 Jul 2015

Afghan and Tajik officials have met to confer on strengthening cross-border trade between the two neighboring nations. Read Full


Colombo stocks decline on Monday
28 Jul 2015

Colombo stocks declined on Monday, retreating from a 9-week high, as investors took some profit after three straight sessions of advances. Main index advanced to 7,280 mark in the opening hours but failed to maintain the momentum and declined by 21.82 index points (-0.30%) to close at 7,247.23. 20-scrip S&P SL index edged slightly lower by 3.98 index points or 0.01% to end at 4,067.67. Read Full


Colombo stocks decline on Monday
28 Jul 2015

Colombo stocks declined on Monday, retreating from a 9-week high, as investors took some profit after three straight sessions of advances. Main index advanced to 7,280 mark in the opening hours but failed to maintain the momentum and declined by 21.82 index points (-0.30%) to close at 7,247.23. 20-scrip S&P SL index edged slightly lower by 3.98 index points or 0.01% to end at 4,067.67. Read Full


Cars speeding into Sri Lanka: Imports during first five months tops USD 478 million
28 Jul 2015

Latest data released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka indicates that in Sri Lanka’s import growth, vehicle imports stand second to all others during the first five months of the current year. Read Full


Cars speeding into Sri Lanka: Imports during first five months tops USD 478 million
28 Jul 2015

Latest data released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka indicates that in Sri Lanka’s import growth, vehicle imports stand second to all others during the first five months of the current year Read Full


Sri Lanka says it suffers $75 million revenue loss due to EU fish exports ban
28 Jul 2015

Sri Lanka says it has suffered a revenue loss of $75 million (68 million euros) because of a European Union ban on fish caught by Sri Lanka-flagged vessels. Read Full


Colombo stocks decline on Monday
28 Jul 2015

Colombo stocks declined on Monday, retreating from a 9-week high, as investors took some profit after three straight sessions of advances. Main index advanced to 7,280 mark in the opening hours but failed to maintain the momentum and declined by 21.82 index points (-0.30%) to close at 7,247.23. 20-scrip S&P SL index edged slightly lower by 3.98 index points or 0.01% to end at 4,067.67. Read Full


Cars speeding into Sri Lanka: Imports during first five months tops USD 478 million
28 Jul 2015

Latest data released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka indicates that in Sri Lanka’s import growth, vehicle imports stand second to all others during the first five months of the current year. Read Full


Sri Lanka says it suffers $75 million revenue loss due to EU fish exports ban
28 Jul 2015

Sri Lanka says it has suffered a revenue loss of $75 million (68 million euros) because of a European Union ban on fish caught by Sri Lanka-flagged vessels. Read Full


Bad loans cut into banks' profits in 2014
28 Jul 2015

High nonperforming loans (NPLs) eroded banks' earnings last year, the central bank said in a report yesterday. Read Full


Govt extends contracts with four gas-run rental power plants
28 Jul 2015

The government has extended contracts with four gas-run rental power plants that have courted controversies with staggering losses. Read Full


SASEC’s first project to start soon in Pasakha
24 Jul 2015

SASEC’s first project to start soon in Pasakha Read Full


Dungsam outsources plant operation.
24 Jul 2015

Dungsam outsources plant operation. Read Full


Pakistan Tobacco going high
24 Jul 2015

Once again Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited (KSE: PAKT) has done a great job for the first half of this year. As per the notice to the KSE yesterday, the tobacco giant had received a massive boost to both its top line and bottom line during the six months ended June 30, 2015. Read Full


A MVR 50 million loan program to start businesses.
24 Jul 2015

A MVR 50 million loan program to start businesses. Read Full


Foreign freeholds passed with losses to the state: Raazee
24 Jul 2015

Foreign freeholds passed with losses to the state: Raazee Read Full


STO pharmacy opened in Komandoo Island.
24 Jul 2015

STO pharmacy opened in Komandoo Island. Read Full


Foreign inflows add up, touch $1 billion mark in July
24 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: Overseas investors have poured in a net amount of about $1 billion (Rs 6,500 crore) in the Indian capital markets so far this month, helped by positive global cues and easing of foreign investment norms. Read Full


Rupee down 4 paise against dollar in early trade
24 Jul 2015

MUMBAI: The rupee fell marginally by 4 paise to 63.59 against the US currency in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Wednesday due to fresh demand for the dollar from importers. Read Full


HUL Q1 profit growth flat
24 Jul 2015

MUMBAI: India's largest consumer products company, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), whose financial results act as a barometer to the consumer sentiment in the country, failed to meet market expectations on its June quarter performance as it reported a flat growth in net profit at Rs 1,059 crore on a 5% growth in net sales at Rs 7,973 crore. Read Full


Bank of India to raise Rs 6,000 crore from bonds
24 Jul 2015

NEW DELHI: State-owned Bank of India (BoI) plans to raise Rs 6,000 crore from Tier I and II bonds to fund its business growth. Read Full


Airlines in descent due to high airfares, slump
24 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, July 23 -- Nepal's domestic air passenger movement continued to shrink for three straight years, dropping 6 percent in 2014, as high fares, bad weather conditions and a slowed economy dented demand, according to the data of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Read Full


Gold cheapest in five years
24 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, July 22 Price of gold has fallen to the lowest level in the Nepali market in the past five years due to sudden fall of its international price and cut in customs rate by the government. Read Full


Only 11pc of Post-Quake Insurance Claims Settled
24 Jul 2015

KATHMANDU, July 23 -- Non-life insurance companies have settled only 11.12 percent of the claims received in the three months following the April 25 earthquake. The value of the claims settled as of the end of the last fiscal year amounted to Rs1.86 billion against the total claims worth Rs16.8 billion. Read Full


Saffron to become a countrywide crop in Afghanistan
24 Jul 2015

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL)plans to distribute saffron bulbs to farmers in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Read Full


Afghan-PAK 10th Joint Economic Commission meeting to be held in August
24 Jul 2015

The 10th Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission is slated for August 26-27 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Read Full


Afghan-PAK 10th Joint Economic Commission meeting to be held in August
24 Jul 2015

The 10th Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission is slated for August 26-27 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Read Full


Iran’s nuclear deal expected to be fruitful for the region
24 Jul 2015

Iran and world powers reached a historic accord over Tehran’s nuclear program. The resolution authorizes the lifting of sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing sensitive nuclear activities. Read Full


Tea exports dip in first half
24 Jul 2015

Sri Lanka’s tea exports have declined both in June as well as during the first half of the year, Ceylon Tea Brokers said. - See more at: http://www.ft.lk/article/449713/Tea-exports-dip-in-first-half#sthash.dsEmrSfp.dpuf Read Full


Tea exports dip in first half
24 Jul 2015

Sri Lanka’s tea exports have declined both in June as well as during the first half of the year, Ceylon Tea Brokers said. Read Full


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