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Eco-friendly shopping centre raises $18m green bond

The first corporate green bond in Francophone West Africa was oversubscribed, financing an environment and social friendly real-estate project.

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Work starts on African exchanges linkage project

Africa’s stock exchanges, regulators, central banks, stockbrokers and clearing systems are working together on the African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP), set to create trading and …

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London Stock Exchange financing African growth

There are 108 African companies listed or trading on the London Stock Exchange with total market capitalization of over $200 billion ($271bn). In the last 10 years they have raised more than $16 bn on London’s markets.

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Sub-Saharan Africa investment banking deals in Q1

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in sub-Saharan Africa in Q1 of 2018 at $4.7 billion were 63% down on a year earlier, according to investment banking analysis for sub-Saharan Africa by Thomson Reuters, but there were $2.7bn in equity follow-on issues and $13bn in debt issues.

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BRVM investment open days – 14 March Johannesburg

The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM), headquartered in investment destination Côte d’Ivoire, will meet South African fund managers and market experts on March 14

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Egypt is Africa’s new #1 investment destination

Rand Merchant Bank’s (RMB) Where to Invest in Africa 2018 report shows changes in the top investment destinations in Africa. Egypt is the new number 1, pushing South Africa to 2nd, while Nigeria and Algeria crashed out of the top 10. But African countries are still at the lower end of global performance as investment destinations.

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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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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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Cross-exchange trading between Ghana and Nigeria stock exchanges

Brokers on the Ghana and Nigerian Stock Exchanges in July achieved a first cross border securities trade under the stage “sponsored access” of West Africa’s capital markets integration first launched 2013. This opens the way for more cross-border deals.

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Total Senegal offers shares in IPO until 7 Nov for BRVM listing

Oil products company Total Senegal has an initial public offer (IPO) of shares open until 7 Nov, offering 8.9% of the company in an IPO before listing the African equities on the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM).

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Top performances for USD investors at Africa’s stock exchanges

Malawi came out as Africa’s top-performing exchange to USD-based investors over 2013 with a strong 62.4% return. Eight out of 13 African exchanges beat the S&P 500.

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Africa’s securities exchanges and their part in Africa’s future

The challenges facing Africa’s securities exchanges to become an integral part of the continent’s economic transformation also provide a good agenda for action in 2014.

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African securities exchanges celebrate – and get challenged

ABIDJAN, COTE D’IVOIRE – The atmosphere was festive as Africa’s securities exchanges got together for the annual “must go” conference. Some 350 delegates from all …

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$183bn of M&A in Africa in last 10 years, Britain leads

The total value of mergers and acquisitions deals in Africa by foreign investors was $183 billion over the ten years 2003-2012, up threefold on the previous decade. Britain was the lead investor with with 437 deals worth $30.5bn.

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African Development Bank starts move to Cote d’Ivoire in 2013

Africa’s top lending institution the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will start moving its headquarters and 1,500 employees from Tunisia to Ivory Coast, with first staff to move this year.

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Cauris private equity books into West Africa hotel growth

A West Africa private equity fund, Fonds Cauris Croissance II, says it will invest 4 billion FCFA (XOF, equivalent to $8 million) in Azalaï Hotels to fund an ambitious expansion programme in the region.

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Rise of pension giants set to transform investment in Africa

New giants are arising in African investments – the domestic pension funds. Several countries have funds worth billions of US dollars and in many they are growing at 25% a year or more. Handled well, they could transform local equity markets, exits for private equity and infrastructure investment.

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World Bank says 4.8% growth for sub-Saharan Africa in 2012, cuts earlier forecast

The World Bank has cut its growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa. Earlier in the year it forecast 5.2% growth overall for SSA economies in 2012, but yesterday (4 Oct) it cut this to 4.8%.

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IFC invests in Côte d’Ivoire’s mining through Sama Resources

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on 20 Dec agreed to invest CAD1,250,000 in nickel and copper exploration through Sama Resources Inc, which will use the funds to advance the Samapleu project in eastern Côte d’Ivoire, near the border with Guinea.

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Bigger role for African Development Bank, considering move back to Cote d’Ivoire

The African Development Bank is playing its role in Africa with skill and is getting more backing from its principal shareholders because of its successes as an African institution. Moving back to Cote d’Ivoire is also on the agenda.