Ethiopia’s Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA) has privatised 287 enterprises since 1995, and plans to sell 18 companies in direct sales and 5 companies in joint ventures.
South Africa’s Government has released the Financial Markets Bill for public comment, with comments due by 5 September. The new law would replace the Securities Services Act.
South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange says that a record number of trades were executed on the exchange today (10 August). The new record is 230,797 trades, valued at more than $4 billion.