Sunday, 24th August 2014

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The Colombo Stock Exchange's (CSE) All Share Price Index (ASPI) crossed the 7000 mark yesterdayday (21) closing at 7,004.75 points. This is the first instance after 3 years the ASPI crossed 7000 points since closing on 7,030.85 points on August 18, 2011. The CSE has crossed a number of performance milestones during 2014, with the ASPI and the S&P SL20 Index achieving 3 year highs. The Market also closed on a high turnover value on August 19, 2014 of Rs. 8.2 billion, the highest since a turnover value of Rs. 15.7 billion recorded on March16 2012. The Colombo Bourse is also performing...
Vietnam's Trade and Industry Minister  Vu Huy Hoang, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen,  Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Vietnam Ivan Amarasinghe,,Commerce Department Director General  RD S Kumararatne at the headquarters of the Industry and Trade Ministry of Vietnam, in Hanoi yesterday
The first ever Sri Lanka Vietnam official trade mechanism went live in Hanoi yesterday and the new mechanism, according to the Vietnamese side, is the practical way for bigger trade cooperation in the form of an Agreement. This new beginning will open many new opportunities for both countries. I am fully convinced that setting up of a Joint Working Group (JWG) or Joint Trade Sub Committee, will lay a concrete foundation to enhance the existing bilateral trade and economic relations to new heights. My Ministry would closely monitor the progress, said , Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad...
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