World Economy and Trade

Can BRIC Lead Us Towards a Greater Global Financial Voice?

> part of the ‘Global Perspectives‘ series By Anushka Wijesinha, Research Officer – IPS In April, the leaders of the BRIC nations met in Brazil’s capital Brasilia, ahead of the G20 summit in Canada and the IMF Spring meetings in …

Conference on Ten Years of the Indo-Lanka FTA: Achievements, Challenges and the Road Ahead

> March 2010 marked ten years of implementation of the Indo-Lanka Free Trade Agreement  http://ipslk.blogspot.com/2010/03/10-years-of-is-fta-overview-of-indo.html. This is a historic agreement in that it was the first ever bilateral FTA entered into by either of the two countries involved. Ten years …

GSP-Plus Removal Will Raise Many Issues for EU in Global Trade Debate

> Recently, Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director – IPS, spoke to The Island Financial Review* on a number of issues relating to EU trade policy and Sri Lanka, as the future of the GSP-Plus scheme to country remains in doubt. …

10 Years of the IS-FTA: An Overview of Indo-Lanka Trade

> by Suwendrani Jayaratne, Research Assistant and Anushka Wijesinha, Research Officer – IPS The India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA) which was signed in 1998 marked an important milestone in India-Sri Lanka relations paving the way to strengthen and broaden trade …

Challenges to the Liberal Global Economic Environment

By Deshal de Mel and Dharshani Premaratne One of the persisting impacts of the global economic crisis has been on employment levels in America, Europe and developing nations. Whilst growth finally returned to the US in the third quarter of …