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.

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.

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.

November 12, 2018

The Implications of the Basel Regulations for the Sri Lankan Financial System

By Joan Moonesinghe,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Joan Moonesinghe, former Director of Bank Supervision, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, considers how Basel Regulations can mitigate an external financial shock on Sri Lanka.

October 16, 2018

Who Are Sri Lanka’s Top Trading Partners?

By Pabasara Kannangara,  

Reading Time: < 1 min read This infographic compares Sri Lanka’s top export and import markets in 2007 with that of 2017 to note the changes in volumes of trade as well as the trading partners.

August 21, 2018

Understanding the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Amitendu Palit,  

Reading Time: 6 min read In his latest commentary, LKI’s Ganeshan Wignaraja and co-author Amitendu Pali, highlight how a Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement would demonstrate the regions confidence of free trade.

August 14, 2018

Paradigm Shift in Investment Rules of China’s Free Trade Agreements? The Present and Future

By Heng Wang,  

Reading Time: 5 min read In the latest post for LKI’s blog, The Prospector, Heng Wang considers the evolution of China’s investment rules in its free trade agreements.

January 24, 2018

Sri Lanka – Singapore FTA: A New Dawn?

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Divya Hundlani,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Divya Hundlani and Ganeshan Wignaraja explore how the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement signals a move towards a deepening economic relationship with Singapore, and the ways in Sri Lanka can fully benefit from such an agreement.

December 12, 2017

Why Sri Lanka Must Support the WTO at its Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires

By Ganeshan Wignaraja,  Adam Collins,  

Reading Time: 5 min read Ganeshan Wignaraja and Adam Collins explain how Sri Lanka benefits from a rules-based global trading system under the World Trade Organization, and argue that it must be defended at the upcoming Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires.

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