Ethiopia's new stock exchange will be in Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

Progress towards Ethiopia’s Stock Exchange

At least 50 companies are expected to list when Ethiopia’s stock exchange launches. The country’s new $38bn sovereign wealth fund Ethiopia Investment Holdings (EIH) is …

Cote d’Ivoire

African Exchanges Link platform goes live today

A cross-border order-routing platform linking seven leading African securities exchanges has gone live today, 18 November. The African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP) technology allows 33 …

Events

AFSIC 2022 conference report

The AFSIC 2022 conference in London featured 1,258 delegates (nearly 600 from Africa, 659 from the rest of the world) and 341 speakers across two …

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Capital raising

Banco BAI raised $94m in Angola’s first IPO

Equity trading has started on Angola’s BODIVA stock exchange eight years after it opened. The biggest private bank, Banco BAI, held an oversubscribed public offer …

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. 

Reviews

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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Africa's renewable energy transition to net zero
Other news

Africa’s transition to renewable energy – the inside story

Some 600m Africans need urgent access to electricity, and resources to finance this are scarce. This fuels the debate on whether Africa – where some …

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Exchange news

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 …

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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 …