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How good are Africa’s financial markets?

Africa’s financial markets continue to progress and have demonstrated growing financial resilience in 2023, despite a challenging environment. Below we interview Jeff Gable, Absa Group’s …

Namibian Stock Exchange go live with Automated Trading System for bonds
Exchange news

Bond trading system for Namibian bonds

Bond trading in Namibia by banks and stockbrokers is expected to grow after the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) announced the successful “go-live” of a new …

Private debt fund raises $156m to invest into African businesses and SMEs.
Capital raising

BluePeak private debt fund raises $156m

A fund offering private debt finance to growing African businesses has announced a final close at $156 million.  BluePeak Private Capital Fund SCSp is an …

Africa's top investment conference brings together asset managers
Capital raising

Africa investment meet gathers $1trn investors

The tenth edition of what is probably the biggest investment conference for Africa brought together entrepreneurs and business opportunities with more than 1,200 delegates, over …

Featured Events

15-16 March - The Network Forum Africa virtual conference

All the key players in investment networks: network managers, custodian and investment banks, financial market infrastructure (FMIs) and fintechs. The meeting is held in virtual format and participants will assemble from across Africa and around the world. 

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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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Procurement of electronic trading system for fixed income securities market in West Africa
Cote d’Ivoire

WAEMU fixed income trading platform tender extended

The call for tenders for an electronic trading platform for fixed income securities in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) has been extended until 31 …

Botswana Stock Exchange joins World Federation of Exchanges
Exchange news

Botswana Stock Exchange full member of WFE

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) says its admission as a full member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry association of exchanges and …

Capital raising

Telco Orange rings up last share listing of 2022

The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) regional exchange saw out the old year by listing the shares of telephone company Orange Côte d’Ivoire on …

Market capitalization on African stock exchanges is getting smaller against world exchanges
Events

Are Africa’s stock exchanges lagging?

African capital markets are falling behind the growth of global markets. African markets have 1.4% of global market capitalization and the share is falling, says …