Brought to you by – John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB)   John Keells Stock Brokers (JKSB) is a leading equity brokerage house in Sri Lanka and is a subsidiary of John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), the largest listed entity on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). We are one of 15 founding members of the Colombo Stock Exchange and our history in equity trading dates back to 1896. We are widely regarded in the industry for good governance practices with an emphasis on compliance and regulations. Our core sales and research staff have been engaged with the firm for a period of 10 – 25 years. Over the years this has helped JKSB develop strong and lasting relationships with our core client base of Foreign Funds/Individuals, Local Institutions and HNWI’s. This has contributed to our superior offering of order sourcing and placement capabilities. JKSB has always excelled in its ability to ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/113407/eight_col_stevens.jpg?1605905013 South Australian police have formed a taskforce to investigate all the information provided to the state’s coronavirus contact tracing teams. Police Commissioner Grant Stevens says police believe “one person has not told the truth” in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak in Adelaide. Photo: AFP The head of the taskforce, Assistant Commissioner Peter Harvey, said it was clear at least one person had not told the truth. He said Taskforce Protect was looking at numerous pieces of legislation which may have been breached, including criminal law, the Emergency Management Act and public health acts. The taskforce was formed a few hours after it was revealed a man lied about his job at a pizza bar, sparking the unnecessary lockdown of the entire state of South Australia. The man told contact tracers he was a kitchenhand at Stamford Plaza medi-hotel in Adelaide’s central business district, and that he had only ordered ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/113367/eight_col_043_dpa-pa_201107-99-245889_dpai.jpg?1605841587 A new demographic of investors have been flocking to buy Bitcoin in the wake of the pandemic, driving the cryptocurrency to a three-year high. Photo: AFP The digital currency has been roll over the past three months, up 50 percent to about $26,000 per unit. Cryptocurrency firm Easy Crypto chief executive Janine Grainger credited Bitcoin’s recent rise to more institutional investment in the crypto market and the asset losing its tag as a novelty investment. “When [crypto assets] first came out there was this view that it was this fringe, weird thing that would disappear but they have been going 10 years now and they seem to be going from strength to strength.” She said when she first started Easy Crytpo its customer based was skewed toward young males but there had been a real change in in recent months, as more and more women and older investors bought ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While this isn’t an in-person meeting, it will be one of the most important international events New Zealand will host in decades,” Jacinda Ardern said. “I am excited to have received the mantle of APEC leadership from Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin. “As Chair, New Zealand will build on Malaysia’s work and ensure APEC is focused on making a difference for all our people. This will include continuing APEC’s critical work in leading a collaborative regional response to the economic impacts of COVID-19. “Working together, we will show the value of APEC to New Zealand and the broader region in driving the economic recovery and enabling sustainable and inclusive economic ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/savithri-rodrigo.jpg eLanka is proud to showcase a new programme called Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo. It’s sort of a weekly digital magazine type video programme which gets uploaded every Friday on YouTube. Savithri has a small short and snappy news section called News Capsule, a longer (6 minutes or so) segment called Let’s Talk which deals with issues, or interviews with pioneering/great people and what they’ve been doing, and finally a 60 sec segment which is a very lifestyle oriented one. The link is below with a synopsis of this week’s highlights. It has gone down very well with the Sri Lankan expatriates who enjoy having a connection as to what goes on in the country. Just like eLanka, Savithri does not do politics and try to keep the tone positive and happy as she, just like eLanka, believe all of us need positive happy news these days -we have enough ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/113271/eight_col_000_8VG6BQ.jpg?1605756877 South Australia decided to enter a state-wide lockdown after learning a man with Covid-19 had lied about his link to a pizza shop, police say. Photo: AFP The strict six-day lockdown began on Wednesday after the state detected 36 infections, including its first locally acquired cases since April. But the order would have been avoided if a man had told health officials he had worked “several” shifts at a pizza shop, authorities said. He had said he was a customer there. “To say I am fuming is an understatement,” state Premier Steven Marshall told reporters today. Australia has relied on lockdowns, widespread testing and aggressive contact tracing to push daily infections close to zero. “We are absolutely livid with the actions of this individual and we will be looking very carefully at what consequences there [are] going to be,” Marshall added. But that would not include police action against ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/113367/eight_col_043_dpa-pa_201107-99-245889_dpai.jpg?1605841587 A new demographic of investors have been flocking to buy Bitcoin in the wake of the pandemic, driving the cryptocurrency to a three-year high. Photo: AFP The digital currency has been roll over the past three months, up 50 percent to about $26,000 per unit. Cryptocurrency firm Easy Crypto chief executive Janine Grainger credited Bitcoin’s recent rise to more institutional investment in the crypto market and the asset losing its tag as a novelty investment. “When [crypto assets] first came out there was this view that it was this fringe, weird thing that would disappear but they have been going 10 years now and they seem to be going from strength to strength.” She said when she first started Easy Crytpo its customer based was skewed toward young males but there had been a real change in in recent months, as more and more women and older investors bought ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/St.-Anthonys-College-Logo-eLanka-1.png   Venue – Walawwa Restaurant, upstairs Board Room Date – 6 December 2020 Address – 477 Princes Hwy, Noble Park VIC 3174 Time – 11am to 2.30 pm BYO drinks is allowed but Walawwa will change charge $15 for each spirits and $5 for wine as corkage. Soft drinks and beer should be purchased from the bar. Lunch lamprais provided Water / cutlery & crockery / glasses will be provided by the restaurant. If you need further information, please contact Suranga Ranasinge Donation of $20 / person requested to cover club expenses. RSPV Naomal via email: orenda@ozemail.com.au or phone: 0407 477 447 by Monday 30th November 2020 latest. The meeting will have two parts. 1) Part 1 Extraordinary Special meeting to discuss the (Draft attached) amended constitution and related meeting. 2) Part 2 the AGM.  Source link ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/99681/eight_col_049_f0292552.jpg?1586314630 – Additional reporting by Taylor Tutawa Samoa’s state of emergency, issued nine months ago, has been extended to 23 December after the country recorded its first positive test for Covid-19. Public concern and uncertainty swept across the country following Thursday’s announcement by the government. Photo: AFP The man was among 26 sailors who arrived in Apia on Friday last week on a repatriation flight from Auckland with more than 250 others. The government said he was stationed in Europe, adding all the sailors were tested for coronavirus upon arrival at Faleolo Airport. An initial test at the airport returned a negative result for the coronavirus. But the second test on Wednesday came back positive, making him Samoa’s first suspected case for the virus. However, a third test yesterday returned a negative result. PM calls for calm Addressing the nation, Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi called for calm and urged ...

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