Global Economy

April 3, 2020

Will COVID-19 Bring Recession and Debt Shock to Developing Asia?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja discusses the affect COVID-19 has on global growth recovery and what it means for developing Asia.

March 18, 2020

How Bad might the Coronavirus Recession be in 2020?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  

Reading Time: 5 min read LKI’s Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja looks at possible economic scenarios for the world and Sri Lanka.

January 22, 2020

What’s on the Cards for 2020? A 2019 Review of Global Financial Markets and a Closer Look at Sri Lanka

By Huettemann, Angela,  

Reading Time: 6 min read LKI’s Angela Huettemann provides a 2019 review of global financial markets and the Sri Lankan market, and discusses what 2020 may have in store.

November 4, 2019

Has Sri Lanka Neglected Latin America and the Caribbean?

By Mendis, D. L.,  

Reading Time: 8 min read D. L. Mendis, former Director of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), explores the relationship between Sri Lanka, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and discusses how Sri Lanka can improve relations with this region.

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.

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