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Women in Business – with Head of HR Wasanthi Stephen


Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  Q: How has First Capital addressed the loss of women employees at mid-career in Sri Lanka? A: At First Capital, new parents – mothers specifically, now have the benefit of taking more paid time off than at any other in the investment industry. Employees of the organization are offered the benefit of extending their… …
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Overwhelming response to Investment Strategy 2020


Published on Thursday, February 20, 2020

Over 350 participants representing the investment community attended the Investment Strategy 2020 – 2nd Research Conference  organized by First Capital Holdings PLC;  held on Tuesday (18th Feb) at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. The event was organized to launch the report Strategy 2020  – “Fiscal loosening weakens 2H2020 outlook” providing Sri Lankan investors with an overview… …
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Investment Strategy 2020 – 2nd Research Conference


Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020

First Capital Holdings PLC has organized a programme titled “Investment Strategy 2020 – 2nd Research Conference” to be held on Tuesday 18th February 2020, at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo. The event is geared to provide 250 participants of the investment community, an overview of our expectations on the economic front mainly on… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 12.02.2020


Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance. “Secondary bond market witnessed an uptrend from the outcome of today’s bill auction. Stock market bourse ended in red for the fourth straight session on the price losses made in COMB and LOLC.” First Capital is an investment bank… …
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Nisansala Kuruppumudali, Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the stock market performance


Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

“With the spreading fears of a virus impact on economies across the world, Sri Lankan ASPI too reacted negatively with the deadly corona virus making its way into the island. The benchmark index fell for the second straight session whilst volumes were recorded at LKR 256Mn………” Nisansala Kuruppumudali, Research Analyst at First Capital commenting on the stock market performance. … …
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First Capital Treasuries announces LKR 750Mn Debenture Issue


Published on Thursday, January 23, 2020

First Capital Treasuries PLC the Primary Dealer arm and a subsidiary of First Capital Holdings PLC (the Group), has announced that it intends to issue Listed, Rated, Subordinated, Unsecured, Redeemable Debentures with a principal value of LKR 750Mn maturing in five years with the following Interest payment options payable semi-annually; Type A – 12.75% p.a.… …
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CEO of First Capital – the 1st guest for 2020 on Business Today (Channel Eye)


Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

BUSINESS TODAY 2020-01-01 | CHANNELEYE MAGAZINE Dilshan Wirasekara – Director/ Chief Executive Officer of First Capital, appearing as the first guest on Business Today on Channel Eye business programme sharing his insights on financial disintermediation , policy consistency, economic growth and investment strategies for 2020. …
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Lessons from history; time to unload


Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020

By First Capital Research Previous Fixed Income Report – Increase exposure in mid-long tenor bondsIn line with our expectations with the easing of political uncertainty post-Presidential Election, coupled with a favourable macro environment, bond yields eased off towards our targeted bottom bands of the yield curve. The favourites that we recommended, 2023 and 2024 maturities,… …
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Sri Lanka plantations could cover wage hike with economic relief package: Minister


Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s plantations firms will be given benefits in the form of free fertilizer, tax cuts and credit support, which would give space for them to give salary hike decreed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa workers, co-cabinet spokesman Romesh Pathirana said. “We are hopeful that they should be able to pay these wages because… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital commenting on the bond and stock market performance – 14.01.2020


Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020

First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First Capital’s best-in-class research team provide a series of actionable trade recommendations, daily and periodic market commentaries and publications for Stock… …
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