Ethiopia

Ethiopia

NSE to launch commodity exchange “by June”

The Nairobi Stock Exchange (www.nse.co.ke) has set mid-2010 as the target to launch a commodities exchange. It will be a joint effort by the National Cereals Produce Board (www.ncpb.co.ke), the Kenya Agricultural Commodities Exchange (www.kacekenya.com), Eastern African Grain Council (www.eagc.org) and NSE.

Ethiopia

Meeting to form body for African commodities exchanges and ECX launches speciality trading system

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange hosted a meeting to form a body for African commodities exchanges and launches speciality trading system, currently trading speciality high-quality coffees.

Capital raising

Agri-Vie fund close to $100 million target, finding projects

Agricultural private equity fund Agri-Vie will reach its target of raising $100 million for investment in agricultural projects by February or March, according to an interview with Reuters. It says there is plenty of potential and plans a second fund of up to $300 million. Earlier in January the fund made 2 investments totalling $10 mln in 2 agricultural projects in Ethiopia and across the region, and it is close to finalizing a $4 mln investment in Tanzania.

Ethiopia

ECX sells another 150 seats

The fast-growing Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (www.ecx.com.et) on 31 December sold 150 full membership seats for a total of Birr 34 million (US$2.7 million). The new …

Ethiopia

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange to help finance agricultural trade

Traders on the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange will be able to use their stocks to access bank finance, according to a scheme launched with the International Finance Corporation