Economic Newsletter: November & December 2017 Economic Newsletter: November & December 2017

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Young Lankans among 1,500 global entrepreneurs
A contingent of young Sri Lankan entrepreneurs joined the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which was co-hosted by the United States and India in Hyderabad, India from November 28-30.
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Modi meets Ranil in New Delhi
Ranil Wickremesinghe, who arrived in Delhi was received by Indian envoy to Sri Lanka Taranjit Sandhu. He also met President Ram Nath Kovind, besides attending a conference on cyber-security.

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Investment commitment of $11.25 billion from private sector at World Food India  
World Food India ended with an investment commitment worth $19 billion, with a focus on India's food processing sector. Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka Mr. Rishad Bathiudeen attended the Conference. 
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India offers higher education scholarships to 175 Sri Lankan students
India’s High Commission in Colombo announced 175 undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships for meritorious Sri Lankan students to study in India under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship scheme.
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Fantastic achievements of 2017
The GST rollout, improvement in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking and sovereign rating upgrade by Moody's marked 2017, the finance ministry said highlighting major accomplishments during the year.

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India offers fully funded training programmes for Sri Lankans 
India is offering more than 40 training courses, spread over a multitude of sectors, in various institutions in India for Sri Lankan officials (45 years of age and below) under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India from 15 January to 31 March 2018.  
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NASSCOM hosts 2nd Amplify Digital Series
As part of its Amplify Digital Series, NASSCOM in association with Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM)recently hosted a 50+ member roundtable in the city comprising IT industry leaders from India and Sri Lanka. Nasscom Executive Council members met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Colombo on November 30, 2017.

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Second international conference on ‘Social Entrepreneurship’
The Colombo School of Business and Management (CSBM) organised the Second International Conference on ‘Social Entrepreneurship’-Innovations in Social Enterprise for Development (ICSE 2017) on 1 December 2017 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. The Conference Partners were the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok and the Colombo Plan. High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the Chief Guest at ICSE 2017. 
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