Cote d’Ivoire

West Africa’s BRVM on the road 7-8 May

The BRVM Investment Days roadshow is back in Johannesburg for two days from tomorrow (7-8 May). The highly successful West African regional exchange is organizing …

Nigeria detains Binance executives in cryptocurrency crackdown
Nigeria

Nigeria detains global executives in war on crypto

Nigeria has declared war on leading global cryptocurrency exchanges. On 26 February it detained two top international executives of Binance after they flew in for …

Listing of Transcorp Power on NGX Nigerian Stock Exchange
Capital raising

$1.2bn power listing lights up Nigerian exchange

A power generator energized the Nigerian exchange with a NGN 1.8 trillion ($1.16 billion) boost to market capitalization, after listing 7.5 bn shares yesterday (4 …

Capital raise for the Ethiopian Securities Exchange, ATS, ETP
Ethiopia

Electronic trading system for new Ethiopian Securities Exchange

The tenders are open for the automated trading system and broker back office systems for the Ethiopian Securities Exchange (ESX) and for the market surveillance …

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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news of african financial markets, capital markets development
Egypt

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 …