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ICC Cricket WC Trophy Tour arrives in SL

  • Published in Sports

The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, which arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday was exhibited during a special ceremony at the Independence square. Here Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga and the Minister of Sports Faiszer Musthapha with the trophy (left). School Children gets a glimpse of the trophy


Crux of currency crisis!

Central Bank Governor at FT-CICRA Cyber Security Summit reassures on currency
Says three exogenous factors largely forcing pressure on the rupee
Current account deficit countries like SL more vulnerable to external shocks
Says overly defending the rupee sans reserves in the past caused doublewhammy
Former CB regimes in 2011/12 spent $ 4.2 b to defend rupee yet currency depreciated by 13.5% and in 2015 spent
$ 2.1 b but failed to prevent 9% depreciation Whilst pursuing flexible exchange rate policy will intervene aggressively if necessary
Insists stabilisation measures in progress; import tax on gold and introduction of 100% LC margin on vehicles import among measures
Says toolkit available for CB includes interest rate hike but Monetary Board reluctant as of now as growth of the economy is subdued though there was an uptick in 2Q
Stresses most effective solution to boost rupee and reserves is via more exports and FDIs
By FT News Desk

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