Category Archives: Educational Articles

The Budget’s impact on Entrepreneurship – 24×7 Derana


Published on Friday, November 17, 2017

“The government is proposing to ignite entrepreneurship through facilitation and support of all types of services ….and this is significantly reflected through out the budget under the concept of ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka’.” First Capital’s Head of Research Dimantha Mathew discussing the budget’s impact on Entrepreneurship at Derana 24×7. Watch full interview >> …
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4th Asia Pacific Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations


Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Asia Pacific Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations is preparing to take over Colombo from Saturday, 21st October to Saturday, 28th October 2017 with over 3,500 international and local participants. The weeklong festival of choral competitions, friendship concerts and gala celebration concerts will be the harbinger of good tidings for the future of… …
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First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation – September 2017


Published on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Economic Health Score Recommendation Recap of Dec 2016 Economic Wrap Read the full report – First Capital Fixed Income Recommendation September 2017   The comments on this report are provided by the Capital Markets Research Unit of First Capital Holdings PLC an investment bank in Sri Lanka. The company operates in the capital markets of Sri Lanka proving services to… …
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Pre-Policy Analysis – 25th September 2017


Published on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

First Capital Research Sep 2017 GDP growth for 2Q 2017 was better than expected, grew by 4.0%YoY in the 2Q2017 with the industrial and the services activities recorded higher growth rates of 5.2%YoY and 4.5%YoY respectively. FC Research upgrades private sector credit growth for 2017E to 16% from 14% amidst a possible pickup towards year… …
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Economic Outlook 2017-18 (Sri Lanka, August 2017)


Published on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Track Record Factors to Consider for 2017 Outlook Political Uncertainty may rise towards 4Q2017: Negative Economic Outlook show signs of improvement: Neutral External Environment: Neutral FC Research Interest Rate View for 2H2017-1H2018 FC Research Exchange Rate View for 2H2017-1H2018 Recommendations Requirements to improve weaknesses Read the full report here …
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Pre-Policy Analysis – 01st Aug 2017


Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FC Research expect that the growth in private credit to descend towards around 18% to 20% from the current level of over 20%. In April and May private sector credit slow down steeply than expected level. We believe inflation will be under control over the next 2 months while there could be some upward pressure… …
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Pre-Policy Analysis – 20th June 2017


Published on Thursday, June 22, 2017

By First Capital’s Dimantha Mathew & Atchuthan Srirangan   Read the full report here: Pre-Policy Analysis – 20th June 2017     …
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Sri Lankan shares fall to 1-yr closing low, rate review in focus


Published on Saturday, March 25, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Thu Mar 23, 2017 Sri Lankan shares fell for a second straight session on Thursday to a more than one-year closing low as expectations of an interest rate hike continued to drag down the market ahead of the central bank’s monetary policy review. The Colombo… …
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Sri Lankan shares slip from 4-wk closing high on profit-taking


Published on Friday, February 17, 2017

FIRST CAPITAL’S HEAD OF RESEARCH, DIMANTHA MATHEW, SPEAKS TO REUTERS Sri Lankan shares ended slightly weaker on Thursday, down from a four-week closing high hit in the previous session, as investors sold diversified and telecom shares after a three-day rising streak. The Colombo stock index fell 0.03 percent to end at 6,173.72, sliding from its… …
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First Capital CEO panelist at 5th Annual Capital Market Conference


Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mr. Dilshan Wirasekara, CEO First Capital Holdings PLC will be sharing his insights and expertise at the 5th Annual Capital Market Conference. This year’s conference marks the 3rd consecutive year in which our CEO has been invited as a guest panelist representing the capital market industry in Sri Lanka. The 5th Annual Capital Market (CAPM)… …
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