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UK regulator accused of dropping standards to woo $2 trillion listing

Investor institutions are protesting moves by UK capital-markets regulator, Financial Conduct Authority, to alter listing standards to accommodate a potential $2 trillion listing of Aramco on the London Stock Exchange, the world’s biggest listing.

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Vodacom Tanzania’s $213m IPO results due 7 August

Vodacom Tanzania’s extended $213 million IPO closed 28 July and results are to be announced 7 August, with the listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange due 15 August.

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Vodacom Tanzania wrapping up $213m IPO on Dar es Salaam bourse

Some 40,000 Tanzanians subscribed for the TZS476 billion ($213 million) initial public offer (IPO) of Vodacom Tanzania Ltd.

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IPO for I&M Bank Rwanda extended to 10 March

The extended deadline for the initial public offer (IPO) of I&M bank Rwanda is 10 March. The Government of Rwanda is selling its 19.8% stake with an offer of 99m shares at RWF90 ($0.11) each.

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Pension funds power Africa’s infrastructure

Here is my article on a critical area for Africa to develop, creating the atmosphere for productive investments by fast-growing pension funds. Published in African Banker magazine.

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Africa IPO round-up

Roundup of some recent initial public offers (IPOs) of shares which raised capital for businesses listed on Africa’s stock exchanges.

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Korea Exchange success story with SMEs

The Korean Exchange (KRX) has grown to be the world’s third biggest stock exchange for listing and trading SMEs by creating a virtuous cycle in which growth generates cash-flows which in turn fuel more growth.

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Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange IPO nearly 5x oversubscribed

Total bids for the initial public offer (IPO) of shares in the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC was TZS35.8bn ($16.4m). This is 4.8 times the offered amount of TZS7.5bn ($3.4m) in the IPO which closed on 3 June. The DSE will self list on 12 July.

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Tech will drive African IPOs

Telecoms, e-commerce and technology will be the driving force behind many of Africa’s coming initial public share offers (IPOs) as the continent’s telecom, media and technology (TMT) sector continues to grow fast.

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BRVM securities exchange strategy dialogue with US frontier funds

In New York 30 US frontier investors, stockbrokers and market specialists joined Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO of the West African regional exchange BRVM, to give their inputs to strategy development for the fast-growing stock market.

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Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange readies for $3.4m IPO and self-listing

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Plc will launch its initial public offer soon, after completing the demutualization. The Capital Markets and Securities Authority, said the bourse can raise TZS 7.5 billion ($3.4 million) by issuing 15 million ordinary shares at TZS 500 each.

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Africa set for $3.1bn boom in IPOs

Law firm Baker & McKenzie forecasts that African initial public offers (IPOs) of shares will raise over $3.1 billion in 2016 with 15 IPOs in the pipeline.

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Funding for African tech start-ups was $186m in 2015

Funding for start-up companies in the technology space was nearly $185.8 million in 2015, according to research by website portal isrupt Africa. More growth is expected in 2016.

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Rwanda Stock Exchange expects 3 share offers (IPOs)

The Rwanda Stock Exchange is expecting 3 IPOs in the coming months, to bring the equities listed for trading to 10.

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Mwalimu Bank shares soar as Dar es Salaam enterprise market gains momentum

The Enterprise Growth Market for small and medium size businesses is picking up momentum on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and Mwalimu Commercial Bank Plc was the fourth listing on 27 November.

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Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange aims for IPO and self listing Q1 2016

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) aims for an IPO in 6 months followed by listing and calls for lead transaction advisor, stockbroker and other experts by 21 July

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AfDB $400,000 seed equity to central depositories link Africlear Global

The central depositories of Kenya and Nigeria have formed a joint venture Africlear Global with a custodian which is part of Altree Financial Services Group.

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How do stock exchanges stay relevant to their societies? SMEs and exchanges

How will stock exchanges stay relevant by tackling the problems of their societies, and participating in the giant growth set to follow? That question was posed at the start of the World Exchange Congress in London today, with SME finance among the themes.

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What are Africa’s pension funds investing into?

African pension funds in 10 countries already have $379 billion in assets under management and continue to grow. Are there enough opportunities for them to deploy these investment resources most productively?

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Opportunities in Africa’s top 20 cities

Nairobi is ranked the most attractive city for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa but North African cities and Johannesburg dominate the continent in an interesting PwC report, highlighting 20 African cities, because cities are the engine of growth worldwide and particularly in Africa.