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Stock Exchange of Mauritius new trading system launches this week

The new Automated Trading System (ATS) of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) is set to “go live” on 13 May 2022. Securities and Trading …

black rhino in conservation bond investment
Capital raising

$150m conservation bond to boost rhino romances

[PHOTO CREDIT MARTIN HARVEY/WWF] Rhino romances in South Africa’s parks could provide a 9% boost to international bond holders’ returns in a first-of-its-kind conservation bond …

Exchange news

London Stock Exchange bid to trade digital assets

The London Stock Exchange Group took a big step towards boosting its capacity for trading digital assets. LSEG announced on 22 February it had agreed …

Coca Cola supports small business owners across Africa
Capital raising

Opening Coca Cola’s $8.1bn IPO plan

Coca-Cola could aim for €7bn ($8.1bn) when it lists its African bottling operations with an initial public offering (IPO) of shares before listing on Euronext …

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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Egypt

First Abu Dhabi Bank bids for $1.2bn EFG Hermes

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has launched a bid for Egypt’s biggest investment bank EFG Hermes that values it at EGP 18.5 bn ($1.18bn). EFG …

NG Clearing launches central counterparty securities clearing
Exchange news

Nigeria central counterparty clearing for securities door to safer future

Nigeria has launched the first central counterparty (CCP) clearing system for securities trades in West Africa. This paves the way for exchange-traded derivatives. NG Clearing …

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 …

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. …