The Politicisation of Inflation

Sri Lanka’s is currently in the process of amending its monetary policy. We are moving towards an inflation targeting central bank. The proposed new law is at the stage where the dinosaurs in parliament oppose it on grounds of tradition[1]. Quoting from the referenced link; The requirement that a particular…

Where is Regulatory Energy Focused?

The Central Bank has been taking out all its regulatory energy[1] on the Non-Bank Financial Institutions. The current 25 percent cap on ownership targets only the NBFI sector. The earlier guise to this regulatory movement was the need to be compliant with BASEL 3. However, the not so subtle true…

Our Debt to China Extended

“The available statistics appear to show that, whether the phenomena are connected or not, the rise of prices has nearly been proportional to the increase of currency”[1] J M Keynes on India “Apart from the fluctuations of the seasons the Indian level of prices is most influenced at the present…

The CSE can if the SEC won’t

Recently at a Capital Markets Conference hosted by UTO EduConsult, I had the privilege of listening to one Thilan Wijesinghe. Thilan who was quite on edge went on for about an hour speaking on how the current sentiment within the capital market is warranted. Then he joined a panel discussion…