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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 …

Egypt

First Abu Dhabi Bank bids for $1.2bn EFG Hermes

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has launched a bid for Egypt’s biggest investment bank EFG Hermes that values it at EGP 18.5 bn ($1.18bn). EFG …

Egypt

Clampdown on social media to manipulate share prices

Regulators are stepping in to help Egyptian securities investors deluged via social media with share tips and information that could be market manipulation. In the …

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Egypt’s $372m e-finance IPO may herald privatizations

E-Finance for Digital and Financial Investments, raised $372m in an oversubscribed IPO on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX). Does the biggest share offer in EGX history unblock Egypt’s multi-billion pound privatization pipeline?

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AELP Link order platform to boost trading between African exchanges

The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) has signed a contract on 30 July to procure an order-routing system to link stockbrokers on seven of Africa’s …

Capital raising

Africa issuers raised $341m in 6 months, down 28%

Enterprises based in Africa raised $341 million through equity issues in the first half of 2019, down 28% on the $472m raised in the first …

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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 …

Capital raising

IPO report 2 – African companies raised $2.2bn in 2018

Africa-focused companies raised $2.17 billion via 18 share offers (IPO) and listings in 2018, but the number is down 25% from $2.89bn raised in 2017 …

Egypt

Africa’s eurobond outlook 2019

A good overview of Africa’s  $92bn eurobond market, with a summary of 2018 and 5 key themes for 2019, written by Gregory Smith, Director and …

Capital raising

Some African IPOs – August 2018

Roundup of African share offers (IPOs) for investors, including CIPLA-QCI closing 24 Aug in Uganda, Giza Spinning and Weaving in Egypt and telco MTN listings in Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria.

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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.

Capital raising

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.

Egypt

Nigerian and African economies.. after the rebasing

Charts circulated by Reuters show the rebased Nigerian economy as biggest in Africa, followed by sluggish South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Angola and Morocco. They also show growth rates: oil-fuelled Ghana led the pack with historic growth of 10.2% a year over 2010-13.

Egyptian Exchange EGX boosted by IPO share offer
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EFG Hermes says 3 IPOs coming to Egyptian Exchange this year

Three new initial public offer (IPO) share flotations with a total value of over $300m are planned for the Egyptian Exchange this year, says bank EFG Hermes.

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Bond trading coming to Egyptian Exchange, listing regulations eased

A bond-trading platform could be launched on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) in Q2 of 2014, after 10 years of planning, and the regulator (Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority EFSA) is to relax regulations from 1 Feb as part of ongoing reforms.

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Citadel Capital to issue $528m shares

Shareholders of leading investment company Citadel Capital have voted recently to allow the company, which says it has US$ 9.5 billion in investments under control, to boost capital by EGP 3.64 billion capital increase as part of major restructuring.

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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.

Egyptian Exchange EGX boosted by IPO share offer
Egypt

Egyptian Exchange holds workshops with mutual funds to boost liquidity

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) is busy with workshops for mutual funds and investment banks, aiming to boost trading volumes through better communications between market participants and listed companies.

Capital raising

Egypt’s Nilex exchange for SMEs adds 23rd listing

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) has approved the listing of the 23rd company on Nilex (the Nile Exchange, its securities market for listing growing medium and small companies.

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Egypt aims for 800,000 jobs

The short-term challenge for the Egyptian Government is to mobilize domestic and foreign investment to create 800,000 jobs. This was the energizing call from Hesham Kandil, the Prime Minister of Egypt, opening the 16th African Stock Exchanges Association conference in Cairo 2012 #ASEA2012 today (3 Dec).