Macro

World Economy Health Check: Mixed Bag of Prospects in 2012

Despite the potential of emerging markets around the world, it is clear that the slowdown in the West will have a significant impact. Developing countries are clearly not insulated against the shockwaves that will ripple out as advanced economies slip into recession. However, many of the emerging economies are robust and dynamic and may weather the storm that lies ahead. Perhaps it will be these very markets that provide the life raft of economic recovery for the West in years to come

Post-conflict Growth: Making it Inclusive

> The IPS launched its ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2011’ report yesterday (19th October 2011) at its first Annual National Conference at the IPS Auditorium, in the presence of two Senior Ministers of the Cabinet. This year’s report …

Realizing the Post-war Miracle: Challenges, Opportunities and Private Sector Leadership

> Key Perspectives by Dr. Anura Ekanayake – Immediate Past Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and IPS Governing Board Member By Anushka Wijesinha, Research Economist – IPS In this blog post, we bring to you some key quotes …

WORLD ECONOMY HEALTH CHECK: Prospects and Challenges in 2011, and Implications for Sri Lanka

> By Anushka Wijesinha, Dharshani Premaratne, Devangi Perera and Harini Weerasekera The global economy is transitioning from a ‘bounce back’ phase of recovery into a slower but apparently sustainable period of growth. According to the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) …

Tax issues –Current system not delivering needed revenue

> The following interview with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director – IPS, appeared in the Business Times on 21st November 2010. http://sundaytimes.lk/101121/BusinessTimes/bt10.html  A few days before President Mahinda Rajapaksa presents the 2011 national budget (takes place tomorrow), Dr. Saman Kelegama, …