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More People Flocking To Capital Markets Week

More People Flocking To Capital  Markets Week
Courts Fiji Limited staff Rigieta Koroi attends to Henry Latchman during the Capital Markets Week at the FNPF Plaza on July 5,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
July 06
11:16 2018

It’s the fifth and the final day of the Capital Markets Week and there is still chance for people to visit the stakeholders-run kiosk at the Fiji National Provident Fund’s Downtown Boulevard, Suva.

The Reserve Bank of Fiji 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.

Vision Investments Limited insurance services executive Helen Devi said that over 50 people have visited their booth since Monday and they are making the public aware of how they can improve their financial literacy.

“Most people who came to our booth enquired information about stock markets, buying of shares in Vision Investment Limited,” Ms Devi said.

“They also inquired about insurance regarding property insurance, vehicle and household contents insurance.”

Vision Investments Limited owns Courts, Mahogany Industries Fiji, Vision Motors, Vision Finance, and is agents for New India Insurance.

Fiji Stockbrokers

Fiji Stockbrokers client assistant Teresa Sivan said they have approximately 40 customers, and they mostly enquired about buying shares in Vision Investment Limited.

“Customers want to know the local share price, benefits of buying shares and how will it be beneficial for them in the future,” Ms Sivan said.

She said customers also enquired about R.B Patel Group Limited (RBG) and BSP Convertible Notes Ltd (BCN) and she made a point that people should be wise as there are no taxes on dividends.

iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) team are also present at the kiosk and they are offering information on land, lease and people who are eligible for lease money.

“We also advise people on the types of leases available, like residential properties, agricultural, commercial agriculture, industrial leases and special leases on gravel extraction, schools and religious organisations,” said TLTB representative Bruce Ledua.

They are also advising people on land investment and how they can invest in native land.

“Mataqali’s can also come and check their accounts.”

Application forms are also available at their booth.

Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) by end of midday yesterday had served over 100 customers.

Majority of these customers enquired about buying the non-voting shares.

They had people who were willing to buy shares in EFL as well as seeking information on Walesi and the Government subsidy.

People also checked their account balance, transfer of accounts; changed their postal address and sought requirements on the new installation.

People still have the chance to visit the information kiosk and get themselves better informed of the services rendered.

mohammed.zulfikar@fijisun.com.fj

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