The Investor Sentiment - Equity and investments forum for Sri Lankans
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Things we are not aware of-Sri Lanka politics.
Yesterday at 7:55 pm by Ethical Trader

» Plantations - Analysis by Saliya
Yesterday at 11:31 am by lanka

» ඇලබාමා මැතිවරණයෙන් ඩොනල්ඩ් ට්‍රම්ප්ට පරාජයක්
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:17 pm by Ethical Trader

» දිවියෙන් සමුගැනීම සමරන්න සාදයක්!
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:12 pm by Ethical Trader

» පැසිෆික් 'ළදරු දූපත' අඟහරු හඳුනාගැනීමට මගක්
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:12 pm by CK

» Best combination in Sinhala music: Prem+Victor
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:49 pm by CK

» JKH trades in a tight channal
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:09 pm by lanka

» Sri Lanka to push ahead with shipping liberalization
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:13 am by Ethical Trader

» Investment in listed companies.
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 am by Ethical Trader

» TPL.N0000 (TALAWAKALE PLANTATIONS )
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:59 pm by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» Trading
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:42 pm by The Alchemist

» In the Meantime, Within Our Shores !
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:39 pm by Ethical Trader

» ඩොලර් මිලියන 251.4 ක IMF තෙවන ණය වාරිකය අනුමතයි
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:13 pm by Ethical Trader

» IMF approves US$ 251.4 mn to Lanka
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:11 pm by Ethical Trader

» Strong uptick in exports, FDI
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:09 pm by Ethical Trader

» Sri Lanka needs more taxes to cover SOE losses,
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 pm by Ethical Trader

» ජෙරුසලමේ තත්ත්වය : ට්‍රම්ප් පියවරට එරෙහිව පලස්තීනුවෝ වීථි බසිති
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:56 am by Ethical Trader

» Far reaching new Securities Exchange Bill gazetted
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:39 pm by Ethical Trader

» Is he an Aladdin with a magic lamp
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:37 pm by Ethical Trader

» CMEC to build 400 MW natural gas power plant in Sri Lanka
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:35 pm by Ethical Trader

» Cabinet approves signing of share ownership agreement on Hambantota Port
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:35 pm by Ethical Trader

» ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාව ලෝකයේ දූෂිතම රටවල් හතර තුලට වැටේ..
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:31 pm by Ethical Trader

» හම්බන්තොට වරාය චීනයට බාර දීම 09 වෙනිදා
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:50 pm by Ethical Trader

» Dividend Announcement
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:06 pm by Ethical Trader

» පළාත් පාලන ඡන්දයේ ඇස්තමේන්තු ගත වියදම බිලියන 3 ඉක්මවයි
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:31 pm by guruji

» ඉන්දියා යාමට ගිය ක්‍රීඩකයන් ගුවන්තොටේදී යළි කැඳවේ
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:21 pm by Ethical Trader

» උතුරු කොරියානු මිසයිලය : ගුවනේදී "කැතේ පැසිෆික් කාර්ය මණ්ඩලය දුටුවා""
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:17 pm by Ethical Trader

» මෙක්සිකෝවේ "කොලපැහැ රත්‍රන්" රකින "අලිගැටපේර පොලිසිය"
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:06 pm by Ethical Trader

» ජෙට්වින්ග් කොටස් වෙළෙඳපොළ සම්ප්‍රාප්තියට දින නියම වෙයි
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:14 pm by nihal123

» Flying is the Safest mode of Transport
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:08 am by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» කෙලවලු පැටවුන් අල්ලන්න එපා: ධීවරයන්ට අවවාදයක්
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:40 pm by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» එජාප මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට ජනාධිපති විවේචනය කිරීම තහනම්
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:58 am by Ethical Trader

» හිමගිර පාමුළ විමුක්තිය සොයන බෞද්ධ භික්ෂුණින් වහන්සේ
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:47 am by Ethical Trader

» දකුණු කොරියාව: ජනපති මෛත්‍රීට අනපේක්ෂිත අමුත්තෙක් මුණගැසෙයි
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:36 am by Ethical Trader

» Laughter the Best Medicine
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:08 pm by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය සමග සාකච්ඡා අසාර්ථකයි: ශ්‍රීලනිපයට "ජයග්‍රහණය විශ්වාසයි"
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:12 pm by Ethical Trader

» සීමා නීර්ණ ගැසට් පත්‍රය අවලංගු කළ පෙත්සම ඉවතට
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:08 pm by Ethical Trader

» අයහපත් කාලගුණය: මරණ සංඛ්‍යාව ඉහළට
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:57 pm by Ethical Trader

» "උතුරු කොරියාව නව බැලිස්ටික් මිසයිලයක් විදලා" - දකුණු කොරියාව
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:01 pm by Ethical Trader

» Govt. to release 50 acres of capital land for investments
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:32 am by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» Higher oil bill overshadows strong growth in exports
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:12 am by Backstage

» නැනෝ ඉලෙක්ට්‍රික් හෙට සිට වෙළෙඳපොළේ – එක් ආරෝපණයකින් කිලෝමීටර 200 ක ධාවනයක්
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:43 pm by Ethical Trader

» Deadly earthquakes could hit a billion people next year
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:40 am by Backstage

» Only Sri Lanka’s top five stockbrokers profitable
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:22 am by Backstage

» Brush manufacturer BPPL faced tough six months
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:17 am by Backstage

» Sri Lanka's got Talent
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:33 pm by sashimaal

» CUBA FOUND A CANCER VACCINE! MORE THAN 4 THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN CURED BY IT!
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:38 am by Ethical Trader

» හදාගත් දරුවෝ: DNA බැංකුවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ හා නෙදර්ලන්තයේ සහාය
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:33 pm by Ethical Trader

» ෆයිසර් මුස්තාපාට එරෙහිව විශ්වාස භංගයක්?
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:52 pm by Yin-Yang

» 'සිම්හල ද්වීපයේ පද්මාවතිය' හා අර්බුදයට මැදිවූ පද්මාවතී එක් තැනැත්තියක් ද ?
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:22 pm by Ethical Trader

December 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Calendar Calendar

Disclaimer


Information posted in this forum are entirely of the respective members' personal views. The views posted on this open online forum of contributors do not constitute a recommendation buy or sell. The site nor the connected parties will be responsible for the posts posted on the forum and will take best possible action to remove any unlawful or inappropriate posts.
All rights to articles of value authored by members posted on the forum belong to the respective authors. Re-using without the consent of the authors is prohibited. Due credit with links to original source should be given when quoting content from the forum.
This is an educational portal and not one that gives recommendations. Please obtain investment advises from a Registered Investment Advisor through a stock broker

IMF Completes First Review of the Extended Arrangement Under the EFF with Sri Lanka and Approves US$162.6 Million Disbursement

View previous topic View next topic Go down

IMF Completes First Review of the Extended Arrangement Under the EFF with Sri Lanka and Approves US$162.6 Million Disbursement

Post by sashimaal on Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:24 am

IMF Executive Board completed the first review of Sri Lanka’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement, which enables the disbursement of about US$162.6 million.

The reinstatement of the amendments to the value added tax will help boost revenues, while the 2017 budget proposal should strengthen government finances.

On November 18, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the program supported by a three-year extended arrangement under theExtended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement. Completion of the review enables the disbursement of the equivalent of SDR 119.894 million (about US$ 162.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to the equivalent of SDR 239.788 million (about US$ 325.1 million).

Sri Lanka’s three-year extended arrangement was approved on June 3, 2016 in the amount of about SDR 1.1 billion (US$1.45 billion, or 185 percent of quota in the IMF at that time. See Press Release No. 16/262). The government’s reform program, supported by the IMF, aims to reduce the fiscal deficit, rebuild foreign exchange reserves, and introduce a simpler, more equitable tax system to restore macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth.


Following the Executive Board’s discussion of the review, Mr. Tao Zhang, Acting Chair and Deputy Managing Director, said:

“Sri Lanka’s performance under the Fund-supported program has been broadly satisfactory despite challenging circumstances. Macroeconomic and financial conditions have begun to stabilize, inflation has trended down, and the balance of payments has improved. Meanwhile, international reserves remain below comfortable levels.

“Fiscal performance has been encouraging. The reinstatement of the amendments to the value added tax will help boost revenues. The 2017 budget proposal aims to strengthen government finances through revenue mobilization, while guarding against revenue shortfalls by aligning spending with revenue on a quarterly basis. The new Inland Revenue Act scheduled for early next year should result in a more efficient, transparent, and broad-based tax system. Complementary structural reforms in tax administration, public financial management, and the governance and oversight of state-owned enterprises are critical for durable fiscal consolidation.

“While inflation has abated, credit growth remains strong. The central bank indicates its readiness to tighten the monetary policy stance further if inflationary pressures resurge or credit growth persists. The authorities intend to continue building up reserves through outright purchases while allowing for greater exchange rate flexibility.

“The banking sector is currently well capitalized. Steps are being taken to find a resolution mechanism for the distressed financial institutions. Going forward, there is a need to strengthen the supervisory and regulatory framework, and identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in the financial sector, particularly with regard to non-banks and state-owned banks.”

IMF Communications Department
avatar
sashimaal
Top contributor
Top contributor

Posts : 5548
Join date : 2014-02-28

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum