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Sri Lanka seeks tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore
Sri Lanka is keen to establish a tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva has said.
India opposes Sri Lanka’s bid to shape ETCA to suit political exigencies
Sri Lankan side is pressing the Indians to make certain concessions explicitly to enable it sell the pact to the Sri Lankan masses
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh consider a free trade agreement
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have discussed signing a free trade agreement between the two countries
Third round of talks on ETCA to be held on Jan. 4 and 5
Negotiations have become tougher and tougher as both sides are keen on clinching a good deal without unrealistic compromises.
Malaysia, Sri Lanka to explore possibility of initiating FTA
Malaysia and Sri Lanka have agreed to explore the possibility of initiating the Malaysia-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement in efforts to promote trade between the two countries.
Indian, Sri Lankan officials to meet this month on FTA
Senior officials of India and Sri Lanka will meet to discuss broadening of the existing trade deal by including services and investments.
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka agree to sign FTA
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have agreed to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade.
EU seeks faster reforms on human rights ahead of Sri Lanka trade deal
European parliamentarians asked Sri Lanka to step up reforms and abolish draconian anti-terror laws to qualify for lucrative trade concessions from the 28-member bloc.
"Let’s make them poorer, and we’ll get rich"
Financial companies have figured out how to turn a controversial global legal system to their own very profitable advantage.
India and Sri Lanka begin talks on ETCA agreement
While India is looking at the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement as a mechanism to increase Indian investment in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government is wanting to use ETCA to become part of the Indian supply chain
Singapore and Sri Lanka launch FTA talks
Negotiations for a Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) are underway, Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Monday (Jul 18).
China to sign FTA with Sri Lanka in line with trade arrangement with Pakistan
China after having successful free trade agreement with Pakistan, now agreed to reach similar arrangements with Sri Lanka for free trade regime.
FDIs Or Economic Partnerships?
When talking of economic development, foreign investments could be easily defined as a major portion of the base foundation of a country’s economy. In the modern era, countries extend their partnerships with the counterparts by initiating various investment strategies and by opening up their local markets and industries for global investors.
Pakistan, Sri Lanka include services and investments in FTA
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have agreed to include services and investment chapters in the bilateral Free Trade Agreement.
China to have talks with Sri Lanka on FTA
The Chinese Government says it will have talks with Sri Lanka next year on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Sri Lanka studies feasibility of joining TPP
Sri Lanka’s Institute of Policy Studies has started to study the feasibility of joining the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Sri Lanka will never sign CEPA with India: PM Wickremesinghe
Sri Lanka will never sign the long-pending CEPA with India mooted during the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.
Sri Lanka pitches for inking CEPA by next year
Sri Lanka today sought finalisation of the long-pending Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India by next year, saying it will significantly enhance two-way trade besides opening up new areas for economic engagement.
Private sectors of Sri Lanka, Pakistan urged to forge deeper links to boost trade
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are important partners not only in promoting bilateral trade and economic interactions but also enhancing regional economic integration through SAARC and SAFTA.