Global Economy

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 8, 2019

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

By Chan, Aaron Francis,  

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 Dr. 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.

June 19, 2018

Sri Lanka and the ‘New TPP’: Some Food for Thought

By Nihal Pitigala,  

Reading Time: 6 min read Dr. Nihal Pitigala considers the potential of the newer and more streamlined version of the TPP—the CPTPP—for Sri Lanka, compared to other mega-regional agreements.

March 9, 2018

The Future of Globalisation in Sri Lanka

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja and Adam Collins argue, that, while reforms must be accompanied by policies to make the benefits of openness more inclusive, turning away from globalisation entirely would leave all Sri Lankan’s worse off.

February 2, 2018

Four Risks to the Global Economy for Sri Lanka to Watch in 2018

By Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 4 min read Adam Collins highlights the four key risks to the global economy that Sri Lanka should look out for in 2018 and argues that local policymakers should continue with reforms to ensure that the Sri Lankan economy is well placed to withstand the next global downturn.

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