Financial Times

Unemployment insurance scheme soon

The Ministry of Labour is proposing a permanent scheme to provide limited unemployment insurance coverage for working people. Currently Sri Lanka provides no social security at all for people who suddenly lose their jobs and this year thousands working in the export sectors, have lost jobs due to impacts of the global recession.

Mixed reaction to IMF Loan, BOP position must be improved
The US$2.5 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan has brought mixed reactions from all quarters from politicians to economists and Central Bank (CB) officials. Although the stock market reacted to the news this week with healthy trading levels, some economists and opposition leaders feel the CB and the government must do more to correct and strengthen the macroeconomic fundamentals and improve the Balance of Payment (BOP) position.
Other Financial Times Articles
> Unemployment insurance scheme soon
> Mixed reaction to IMF Loan, BOP position must be improved
> CSE rejects deal over brokerage firm
> SriLankan Airlines' domestic flights preparing to return
> Plastic cards swallow money thro’ high interest rates
> Nimal-director at Hayleys
> Trading floor opened
> COMMENT - Return of the IMF
> Challenge of public administration in new development paradigm
> F&G depositors protest payment plan outside Supreme Court
> Valuation of Golden Key properties underway
> CSE vital for better investment culture - Amunugama
> Uditha profiles Lankan consumer
> Lalith Weeratunga re-elected to chair ICT Committee
> CCC cautions on FR cases
> Centenary at Colonial Motors
> Revamping the higher education system
> Mobile phone tax to fund mobile-waste management
> Finance industry gathers momentum
> Working capital main challenge for CFOs-survey
> On'ally Holdings PLC profits ease
> Seminar on trade terms
> Dr. Peter Hayes in Batticaloa
> Room to Read founder visits Sri Lanka
> HNB ‘Best Bank’ says Euromoney
> O/L education channel launched islandwide from school in Moneragala
> Key insurance industry decisions next year
> Cathay offers extra miles for passengers



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