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Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Fresh policies needed for viable development: UN

As the Government prepares to present Budget 2019, United Nations Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, yesterday called for a fresh take on policies that would boost domestic demand, re-examine military spending and renegotiate debt repayments to expand fiscal space for sustainable development.

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Govt. focused on fair and non-distortive taxes

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said that the Government was focused on promoting fair, convenient and non-distortive taxes targeted at strategic industries that would encourage economic growth.

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Shares end flat in lacklustre trade

Reuters: Shares closed flat on Tuesday, near a more than one-week closing low, with beverage and manufacturing shares witnessing mild selling, a day after fuel prices were hiked for the third time in four months.

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