Global Economy

November 1, 2019

Up and Down they Go: A Year-to-Date Review of Global Equity Markets and A Closer Look at Sri Lanka

By Huettemann, Angela,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Angela Huettemann, reviews global equity markets and the potential for Sri Lanka.

September 23, 2019

The Case for Globalisation: Reforming the Non-tradable Sector

By Devarajan, Shanta,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Shanta Devarajan, Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, makes the case for globalisation, noting that the non-tradable sectors of the economy have much to gain from trade liberalisation.

September 9, 2019

A Weakening Global Economy Calls for a Consensus on Sri Lanka’s Priorities

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 4 min read In light of the recent shifts in the global economy, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja considers several critical policy questions facing Sri Lanka today, including whether fears of another global recession are overstated, and how vulnerable Sri Lanka is to such a challenging economic event.

July 5, 2019

Should Sri Lanka Stick with the IMF?

By Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Adam Collins discusses the benefits of Sri Lanka’s continued relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), following the Easter Sunday attacks.

May 24, 2019

Ageing China Goes in Search of New Growth: Demographic Pressures Help Explain Beijing’s Outbound Agenda

By Johnston, Lauren,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Dr. Lauren A. Johnston, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), looks at how demographic pressures help explain Beijing’s outbound agenda.

April 16, 2019

Slow Trade Growth, America’s Tariff Fallout, and Implications for Sri Lanka

By Anushka Wijesinha,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Anushka Wijesinha, an Economist and an Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, puts forward the implications of slow trade growth and America’s Tariff Fallout on Sri Lanka.

April 8, 2019

From the Andaman to the South China Sea: The Development of the Philippines from a Sri Lankan Perspective

By Aaron Francis Chan,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Aaron Francis Chan, former Assistant Vice President, ING Bank N.V., draws on lessons for Sri Lanka from Philippine’s experience in managing its external balance, industrial development, and macroeconomic stability.

January 3, 2019

International Trade: A Bleak Outlook

By Razeen Sally,  

Reading Time: 3 min read Razeen Sally, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, explores the causes of the recent surge of protectionism, how this trend impacts the global trade order, and considers how nations can limit the damages of the current protectionist spiral and revive a more liberal trading system.

December 27, 2018

Trade Tensions and Strained Global Cooperation

By Anushka Wijesinha,  Aquilah Latiff,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Anushka Wijesinha, an economist and an Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, and Aquilah Latiff, a former intern at the Ministry, describes the re-emergence of protectionism in the changing trade environment.

December 12, 2018

What is Next for Middle-Income Asia and Sri Lanka?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja argues that once the political dust settles, the narrative in Sri Lanka should shift from a costly domestic political crisis to a national debate on development priorities in order for the country to achieve upper-middle income status.

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