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Friday, 18 March 2011


Jaffna gets bourse savvy

*Daily turnover increases to Rs 4.6 m

*Public comfortable with online trading

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Jaffna branch has performed remarkably well since April last year. It has recorded an average daily turnover of Rs 2.6 million in 2010. The Jaffna branch has improved its daily turnover for this year to Rs 4.6 million as at end February, a Colombo Stock Exchange official told Daily News Business.

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Cooperative concept to enhance farmer yield

To overcome food shortage, increase export:

A model cooperative concept will be introduced to the farmer community to enhance product yield and quality to capture the export market. This model will highlight the need for land ownership for farmer families to ensure greater participation in economic development.

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UK fast tracks visa for entrepreneurs

Foreign entrepreneurs and investors have been given an extra boost with the announcement that the UK government has introduced new visa rules that encourage the brightest and the best to locate to the UK, the British High Commission said. Under the new rules, those who come to the UK and invest large sums of money will be given the right to settle permanently in the UK faster.

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Envoy meets CBSL Governor : Pakistan High Commissioner Seema Ilahi Baloch made a courtesy call on Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal at the Governorís office of the Central Bank yesterday.

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