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Raising Public Awareness About Fiji’s Capital Markets

Raising Public Awareness About Fiji’s Capital Markets
Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor Ariff Ali presenting certificates to the victorious Mahatma Gandhi Memorial High School students on July 3, 2018. Photo: Wati Talebula
July 04
12:32 2018

People flocked to Fiji National Provident Fund’s Suva Boulevard building yesterday seeking free advice about the country’s billion dollar capital markets.

The building this week is hosting several stakeholder-run information kiosks in support of the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Capital Markets Week.

The central bank is hoping to raise public awareness about Fiji’s capital markets, as well as improve financial literacy in the country through events organised during the week.

Fiji Revenue and Customs Service senior assessor marketing Ashika Prasad, who was present at the expo, said the main purpose of the information kiosks was to create awareness and at the same time provide services to the public.

“We are providing services such as general enquiries, accepting TIN letter applications, updating personal information, advising people on the their tax status and informing them of the change in the tax rate,” Ms Prasad said.

“We also provide information to people who are wishing to operate a business in future”

Ministry of Justice clerical officer Manase Talemaipapalagi said people were coming to their booth to take out birth, death and marriage certificates as well as for new registration.

Capital Markets Week gold sponsor Free Bird Institute representative Timoci Taukei said: “We had a handful number of people visiting our booth and they were enquiring about buying shares in Free Bird Institute. Our shares price as at July 2, 2018 was $2.90.”



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