International

As COP15 begins, Sri Lanka needs to mainstream the climate change debate

The much anticipated COP15 conference on climate change has commenced and many national delegations have already departed to Copenhagen. A record 15,000 participants will take part in this 2 week conference, conducted under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Much of the world will eagerly await the outcome of these talks, which hope to set in motion a new treaty to follow the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2012

V for Asia: What About Sri Lanka?

Asia’s growth prospects and drivers were reviewed in our earlier post; we now take a closer look at Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s economy began a serious downturn in the latter half of 2008. Quarterly GDP growth declined from over 7% in the 2nd quarter of 2008 to 4.3% in the 4thquarter of 2008. As expected, the economy suffered further in the first half of 2009 but with a slight improvement in the 2nd quarter of 2009

Prospects for a sustainable Asian economic recovery

The debate over the nature of global economic recovery, whether we will experience a V, U, or W shaped recovery, continues apace, with the emerging data continuing to give mixed signals making it challenging to postulate long term trends. However data from Asia continues to point towards a V shaped recovery, at least in the short term

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