Tom Minney

Ethiopian Stock Exchange capital raise shares Addis Ababa
Capital raising

Fast progress at Ethiopian Securities Exchange

The Ethiopian Securities Exchange (ESX) is pushing forwards towards its launch and aims to launch secondary trading in bonds, equities and money market instruments in …

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 …

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 …

Procurement of electronic trading system for fixed income securities market in West Africa
Cote d’Ivoire

WAEMU fixed income trading platform tender extended

The call for tenders for an electronic trading platform for fixed income securities in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) has been extended until 31 …

Botswana Stock Exchange joins World Federation of Exchanges
Exchange news

Botswana Stock Exchange full member of WFE

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) says its admission as a full member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the global industry association of exchanges and …

Capital raising

Telco Orange rings up last share listing of 2022

The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) regional exchange saw out the old year by listing the shares of telephone company Orange Côte d’Ivoire on …

Market capitalization on African stock exchanges is getting smaller against world exchanges
Events

Are Africa’s stock exchanges lagging?

African capital markets are falling behind the growth of global markets. African markets have 1.4% of global market capitalization and the share is falling, says …

Live share trading order routing in Africa with live trading screen
Cote d’Ivoire

African exchanges link AELP demonstrates share trades

The cross-border trading platform linking seven of Africa’s leading securities exchanges was launched yesterday 7 December in Abidjan. The link gives access to over 1,000 …

Ethiopian Airlines is one of the key holdings in Ethiopia Investment Holdings portfolio
Ethiopia

Ethiopia has one of Africa’s biggest sovereign wealth funds

The Ethiopian Government has transferred 27 state-owned enterprises to a new $38bn sovereign wealth fund, including some of Africa’s biggest and most successful companies such …

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 …

BODIVA exchange first IPO
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 …

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 …