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Sunday July 25th, 2021
Bellwether

Sri Lanka's central bank should guard against bankruptcy as Fed lights commodity fires

Sri Lanka's central bank is running out of reserves, a part of the remaining reserves are tied up in swaps, the country ...

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Sri Lanka debt crisis trapped in spurious Keynesian 'transfer problem' and MMT: Bellwether

In Sri Lanka politicians are blamed for the country's economic ills and rising default risk, but it is only partly their...

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How to fix Sri Lanka's monetary and debt crisis, avoid sudden stop event: Bellwether

Sri Lanka is facing a monumental state failure after denying economic and civil freedoms for decades, destroying Sri Lan...

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Solving Sri Lanka's debt and monetary crisis sans the IMF, like Japan, Malaysia: Bellwether

The question is often asked whether Sri Lanka do without an International Monetary Fund program. It is certainly possi...

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Sri Lanka facing 2021 with reckless MMT, stimulus mania: Bellwether

Sri Lanka is heading for one of the biggest economic challenges in its history in 2021, with the central bank printing m...

Why Sri Lanka cannot be a Singapore, a Chief Festus budget: Bellwether

Sri Lanka aspired to be a Singapore after liberalizing trade and ending a closed economy of the 1970s, but it all failed...

Why Sri Lanka cannot be a Vietnam, Coronavirus response: Bellwether

Sri Lanka was at one time talking about trying to be a Singapore, and then a Malaysia, and now it is talking about tryin...

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Sri Lanka constitution making: how democracy does not equal freedom: Bellwether

In Sri Lanka when the elected ruling class tries to amend the constitution and amass greater power at the expense of ind...

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How Sri Lanka, Latin America was busted by Fed money doctors creating strongmen, anti-Americanism: B...

Sri Lanka's monetary instability, the rising cost of living, falling living standards and the resultant strikes, revolut

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Sri Lanka's triple shackles converge to slam economy in Coronavirus crisis: Bellwether

The three fetters that shackle Sri Lanka's economic growth, peace and general happiness; monetary instability, regime un...

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Sri Lanka's economic consequences of the peace; monetary instability and trade lockdown: Bellwether

While Sri Lanka defeated the Tamil Tigers in 2009 and the Coronavirus in 2020 – the battle is not yet over – it is r...

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Sri Lanka growth stalls, per capita GDP drops US$200 in 2019 after monetary instability

Sri Lanka's per person gross domestic product had dropped 227 dollars to 3,852 dollars in 2019 after a the latest curren...

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Sri Lanka battered by unceasing 'regime uncertainty: Bellwether

When the government changes ground rules and conditions or the operating regime suddenly, like in Sri Lanka, it is very ...

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Sri Lanka needs monetary discipline to avoid further downgrades: Bellwether

Sri Lanka will face credit downgrades and possible sovereign default of dollar debt unless the highly unstable discretio...

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President throws monkey wrench at Sri Lanka central bank reforms: Bellwether

Sri Lanka had stability until July 2019 with cash withdrawn by the central bank to keep a soft-peg with the US dollar un...

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Nick Leeson-style losses at Sri Lanka's CPC raise big questions: Bellwether

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera started a price formula in 2018 May just as fuel price started to spike, but the Ce...

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10 min read

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US Dollar 199.9000 199.9019
UK Pound 273.9929 273.5957
Euro 235.8120 235.9142
Aus Dollar 147.0165 146.9979
Yen 1.8150 1.8253
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Indian Rupee 2.6842 2.6681
Korea Won 0.1736 0.1740
Oman Rial 519.2343 519.2392
Saudi Riyal 53.2910 53.2972
UAE Dirham 54.4220 54.4232
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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S&P SL20 3,095.09 0.43%
CSE All Share 8,068.33 0.57%
Turnover Rs million. 4,885,333,805.80 3,078,656,097.55
Source: CSE
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3-m bill 5.13 5.11
6-m bill 5.16 5.15
12-m bill 5.21 5.20
5-yr bond 7.34 7.33
8-yr bond 7.88 7.86
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Overnight Money 5.00 5.00
Gilt Repo 5.00 5.00
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Sri Lanka's path to debt and destruction paved by currency collapse, REER targeting: Bellwether

The collapse of Sri Lanka's soft-pegged rupee, partly due to policy errors of the Central Bank and partly due to the fal...

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Islamic State pan-nationalism slams into ethno-religious hate in Sri Lanka: Bellwether

In Sri Lanka, indoctrination and hate targeting communities not considered to be the 'core-nation' as defined in ethno-r...

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25 min read

Sri Lanka should phase out term repo deals and allow rates to fall: Bellwether

Sri Lanka's should phase out term repurchase deals now that bank credit has slowed, allowing the central bank to be a ne...

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7 min read

Hayek's warning: lost generation economics kill Sri Lanka's social market economy attempt: Bellwethe...

Sri Lanka's Central Bank which has printed tens of billions of rupees in 2018 to boost economic activity artificially ju...

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Sri Lanka goes from boom-bust to bust-bust with soft-peg: Bellwether

Sri Lanka is going from boom-bust to bust-bust in this credit cycle despite the injection of excess demand into the econ...

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12 min read

Productive workers in Sri Lanka trapped between neo-serfdom and Samurai graduates: Bellwether

Sri Lanka's toiling workers in the private sector who stand on their own feet are an unfortunate lot, caught between a n...

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Sri Lanka has to reform soft-peg to avoid monetary instability, default: Bellwether

In 2018 instability generated by an inconsistent monetary policy framework not only killed a nascent economic recovery t...

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What went wrong; Sri Lanka's illiberal economics and unsound money : Bellwether

Sri Lanka's United National Party has well and truly lost its reputation for economic management during three and a half...

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12 min read

Sri Lanka is not Greece, it is a Latin America style soft-peg: Bellwether

There are pronouncements that Sri Lanka is like Greece from both sides of the political divide, but that is not correct....

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15 min read

Sri Lanka and Ecuador; a cautionary tale of the Rupee and Sucre: Bellwether

Sri Lanka'S rupee has fallen with amid two liquidity spikes in 2018 just as the economy started to recover, underlining ...

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