TITLE: ‘Outlook for 2017: Sri Lanka and the Global Economy’
DATE: 26th January 2017
TIME: 2.30 PM to 5.00 PM
VENUE: The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
REGISTRATIONS: Niroshini on 5588852/5588877 or Satheesha on 5588882/5588804.
Sri Lankan businesses need to get ready for a challenging 2017 with many changes underway. International trade has slowed down, oil prices are likely to pick up with an OPEC production cut, commodity prices are shifting, the US’s new President who’s economic policies are not fully known, and elections in key European states that could influence the future of the EU. Amidst the global shifts, Sri Lanka is projected to grow modestly in 2017, with new hopes on FDI flows, a mix bag of prospects in key export products and markets, and domestic challenges stemming from policy reforms. What does the growth, trade, and investment outlook for 2017 look like? What are our forecasts on key macro indicators? What are the implications of ‘President Donald Trump’ on the rest of the world, particularly Asia, and for trade and investment for countries like Sri Lanka? What should Sri Lankan businesses look out for in the new year?
Join 2 panels of experts to dissect and discuss these issues, and gain critical insights that will help you in your business planning and decision making.
Panel 1: Outlook for 2017: Sri Lanka and the Global Economy
Panel 2: Implications of Trump Presidency for Trade and Investment in the Region