Category Archives: Educational Articles

CIM Sri Lanka partners with First Capital Holdings


Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018

From left: CIM Sri Lanka Membership Development Manager Sanjay Hettiarachchi, CIM Sri Lanka Chairman Brian Selvanayagam, First Capital Holdings Chief Executive Officer Dilshan Wirasekara, Nisansala Munasinghe, First Capital Holdings Branding and Marketing Services Manager  Renewing a successful working partnership of three consecutive years, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between The Chartered Institute of… …
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Sri Lankan stocks end at over 3-month high on hopes of political stability


Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS FEBRUARY 21, 2018 COLOMBO, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended higher for a third straight day on Tuesday on hopes of political stability after the prime minister decided to stay in office and reshuffle his cabinet in the wake of a stinging… …
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Sri Lankan stocks rise to 3-mth high on foreign buying


Published on Thursday, February 8, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS FEBRUARY 8, 2018 COLOMBO, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares rose to their highest close in three months on Thursday as foreign investors picked up blue chip stocks such as conglomerate John Keells Holdings Plc. The Colombo stock index ended 0.55 percent firmer… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital Holdings, with the Market Review on Ada Derana – 04.02.2018


Published on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

First Capital’s Dimantha Mathew with the Market Review on Ada Derana 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 in government securities – treasury bills and bonds, stock brokering and share market investments, asset management, private… …
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Mr. Dilshan Wirasekara elected to the CSE Board


Published on Monday, December 11, 2017

  The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) announces the appointment of Mr. Dilshan Wirasekara as a Director of the CSE Board with effect from 21st November 2017. Mr. Wirasekara is an investment banker and the Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Holdings PLC. He is an experienced professional with a career spanning over 22 years, comprising… …
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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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