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Sri Lanka stocks fall 0.45-pct, rupee weakens following polls

Shares at Colombo Stock Exchange end high

Colombo, April 25 (newsin.asia) - Shares at the Colombo Stock Exchange ended 0.26 percent higher amid improved turnover levels on Wednesday. The All Share Price Index ended 6,533.63, up by 16.92 points. Sampath Bank PLC, John Keells Holdings PLC and Hatton National Bank PLC led market activity including crossings with trading in Sampath Bank PLC amounting to 47 percent of...

Moscow invites Sri Lanka to showcase investment, export opportunities

Moscow invites Sri Lanka to showcase investment, export opportunities

Colombo, April 25 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lankan government, on Wednesday said it had received an invitation from Moscow, to participate in an international investment and trade forum this year to showcase the island's investment and export portfolios. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in a statement said it had received the invitation from Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vladimirovich Dvorkovich...

Sri Lankan rupee drops to record low against US dollar

Sri Lankan rupee drops to record low against US dollar

Colombo, April 25 (newsin.asia) - The Sri Lankan rupee dropped to an all time low on Wednesday as the selling price against the US dollar reached 159.04. Following are the foreign exchange rates - Buying Selling Australian Dollar 116.66 121.77 Canadian Dollar 120.19 124.84 Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) 24.35 25.53 Euro 188.65 195.50 Japanese...

Technological changes in the US led to 43% drop in recruitment of Indians between 2015 and 2017

Technological changes in the US led to 43% drop in recruitment of Indians between 2015 and 2017

Top seven Indian IT companies experienced a whopping 43 per cent drop in their H-1B visa approvals between 2015 and 2017, a US think-tank has said. The National Foundation for American Policy in a report said that the drop in H-1B visas for Indian-based companies is due to industry trends toward digital services such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, which...

Why Is Bangladesh Booming?

Why Is Bangladesh Booming?

Bangladesh has become one of Asia’s most remarkable and unexpected success stories in recent years. As part of Pakistan till 1971, it was one of the poorest regions and remained an economic basket case for many years after independence. But today, it has a booming economy.

Sri Lanka stocks fall 0.45-pct, rupee weakens following polls

Sri Lankan shares end weak

Colombo, April 24 (newsin.asia) - Shares at the Colombo Stock Exchange ended 0.13 percent lower amid lackluster market turnover on Tuesday. The All Share Price Index ended 6,516.71, down by 8.46 points. Sampath Bank PLC, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC and Sanasa Development Bank Limited led activity levels with trading in Sampath Bank PLC amounting to 23 percent of total...

Sri Lanka’s rupee expected to strengthen with foreign investments

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 24 (newsin.asia) - The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Buying Selling Australian Dollar 116.72 121.83 Canadian Dollar 119.89 124.54 Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) 24.25 25.43 Euro 187.96 194.80 Japanese Yen 1.4173 1.4692 Singapore Dollar 116.41 ...

Sri Lanka’s rupee expected to strengthen with foreign investments

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, April 19 (newsin.asia) - The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Thursday. Buying Selling Australian Dollar 118.80 123.96 Canadian Dollar 121.30 125.99 Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) 24.31 25.49 Euro 189.79 196.67 Japanese Yen 1.4292 1.4814 Singapore Dollar 117.23 ...

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