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Egypt

Clampdown on social media to manipulate share prices

Regulators are stepping in to help Egyptian securities investors deluged via social media with share tips and information that could be market manipulation. In the …

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Capital raising

MTN Uganda IPO doubles the Uganda Securities Exchange

CAPITAL-RAISING/ IPO NEWS – The Uganda Securities Exchange has more than doubled in size after the listing of telecommunications firm MTN Uganda on 6 December. …

Nairobi Securities Exchange launches day trading in shares
Exchange news

Will today’s launch of day trading transform Nairobi Securities Exchange?

Nairobi Securities Exchange launches day trading in shares today 22 November. The aim is to boost liquidity and trading activity on this leading African stock exchange.

Telco MTC Namibia lists shares on Namibia stock exchange after listing
Capital raising

MTC Namibia IPO results, listing on Namibian Stock Exchange 19 Nov

MTC Namibia to list on Namibian Stock Exchange on 19 Nov after successful share offer IPO of 299 million shares. Its Namibia’s biggest share offer and raised $162m for the government which may be used to create a sovereign wealth fund..

Featured Events

24-25 November | - ASEA Annual Conference

The annual event for Africa’s securities exchanges, organized by the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA). Hosted virtually for the first time, by Bourse de Casablanca. Theme is “Financial markets, key driver of the African emergence”. All day for 2 days. It will feature industry experts and thought leaders across the globe on capital markets development, African economic integration, disruptive technology and impact investing.

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Where credit is due How african's debt can be a benefits not a burden

Where Credit is Due: How Africa’s Debt Can Be a Benefit, Not a Burden

A very readable in-depth study of the history and trends of government-issued sovereign debt in Africa, giving policy recommendations on how African governments can make the best of use of debt. The book – like this blog – covers all the countries on the African …

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Capital raising

Will 17 Nov Ghana budget unblock flow for SOE listings?

Would-be investors are waiting for news from the technical committee working to prepare Ghanaian State-owned enterprises (SOEs) for share sales of their shares on the …

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Capital raising

MTN’s $280m share offer to NGX investors

Telecoms firm MTN Group, based in South Africa has announced it will proceed with a public offer of up to 575 million shares in MTN Nigeria. MTN has been selling off assets and restructuring as it steps up the pace in the race to dominate Africa’s telecommunications sector.

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Events

Speaker lineup for the ASEA conference – online 24-25 November

Meet the speakers for the African Securities Exchange Association (ASEA) conference due on 24-25 November. To register, just click http://www.aseaconference.ma/ .

Egyptian Exchange EGX boosted by IPO share offer
Capital raising

Egypt’s $372m e-finance IPO may herald privatizations

E-Finance for Digital and Financial Investments, raised $372m in an oversubscribed IPO on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). Does the biggest share offer in EGX history unblock Egypt’s multi-billion pound privatization pipeline?