June 15, 2010

Kenya

Automated bond trading boosts liquidity on Nairobi Stock Exchange

Liquidity is up, while the number of days for settlement and cases of fraud are down in bond trading as fixed-income traders and investors flock to the Automated Trading System (ATS) of the Nairobi Stock Exchange. According to report in Kenya’s Business Daily, citing data provided by NSE, the value of bonds traded by the end of May was KSh 177.5 billion ($2.2 billion), up 60% on the KSh 110.6 billion traded in the same period in 2009.