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(Sri Lanka) Economic sentiment deteriorates – Survey

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The LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index (BCI) survey reveals that sentiment surrounding the economy declined in January with only 62% of respondents expecting conditions to improve in the next 12 months (versus 74% in the previous month). According to an optimistic survey respondent, “the economic climate in general looks favourable for business at present.” In contrast, 8% of those consulted by Nielsen expect the economy to deteriorate in the coming 12 months while three in 10 feel it is likely to remain the same.

When it comes to the outlook for business, two-thirds of respondents say sales volumes will improve in the next 12 months compared to 79% in December. Similarly, 57% of those polled expect sales to improve in the next three months (down from 70% in the prior month). “People are spending to purchase goods and services. In the future too, we expect that this will continue to be the case after the General Election,” a businessperson explains.

Meanwhile, sentiment surrounding the investment climate has remained largely unchanged with 46% of those surveyed considering this to be a good time to invest. To this end, a corporate executive notes: “Investments happening in the country will also benefit from new policies.”

Media Services, the publisher of LMD, says the February edition of the magazine has been released to leading supermarkets and bookstores in Colombo and the outstations. Its Cover Story features a special report on the Colombo International Financial City (CIFC) or Port City (for the full story, log onto www.LMD.lk).

http://www.ft.lk/front-page/Economic-sentiment-deteriorates-Survey/44-696103

 

இன்று மத்திய வங்கி வெளியிட்டுள்ள நாணய மாற்று விகிதத்தின் அடிப்படையில் அமெரிக்க டொலரின் விற்பனை விலை ரூபா 183.3269 ஆக பதிவாகியுள்ளமை குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

இது நேற்றையதினம் (17) ரூபா 183.2668 ஆக பதிவாகியிருந்தமை குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

இலங்கை மத்திய வங்கியினால் வெளியிடப்பட்டுள்ள இன்றைய (18.02.2020) நாணய மாற்று விகிதங்கள் வருமாறு.

நாணயம் கொள்வனவு விலை (ரூபா) விற்பனை விலை (ரூபா)
அவுஸ்திரேலிய டொலர் 118.8959 123.8980
கனடா டொலர் 134.5908 139.4061
சீன யுவான் 25.3736 26.5505
யூரோ 193.1847 199.8334
ஜப்பான் யென் 1.6262 1.6843
சிங்கப்பூர் டொலர் 128.4852 132.7063
ஸ்ரேலிங் பவுண் 232.3065 239.5392
சுவிஸ் பிராங்க் 181.9518 188.1848
அமெரிக்க டொலர் 179.6568 183.3269

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