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Angolan stock market within 12 months

Eduardo Vieira, President of Angolan stockbroker Novacao Corretora de Valores As the former minister has said, we strongly anticipate that there will be a stock …

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Kenya’s bond trading developing fast

Andre DeSimone, Kestrel Capital stockbroker, Nairobi The Nairobi capital market has seen a lot of volatility and many local institutions pulled out. At one point, …

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LIVE FROM SECURITIES AFRICA/CITIGROUP CONFERENCE

We are blogging LIVE from the 5th Annual African Investment Conference, organized by stockbroker Securities Africa and Citigroup. This brings to London a lot of the top listed companies, and gives them chances for a series of one-to-one meetings with institutional and other investors.

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.

Capital raising

Results of Uganda’s NIC privatisation share offer

Uganda’s National Insurance Corporation (www.nic.co.ug), was oversubscribed after Uganda Shilling (UGX) 9.5 billion (US$4.6 million came in applications when Government offered its remaining 40% stake in the company in an 161,552,000 shares totalling UGX 7.2 bln.

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Botswana finished $722 mln bonds issuance

The Government of Botswana has ended its P5 billion (US$722 million) bond issuance programme with an oversubscribed auction by the Bank of Botswana last Friday, 5 March, including introducing a 15-year bond.

Exchange news

Nairobi SE members approve demutualization

The members and directors of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (www.nse.co.ke) have approved the demutualization of the Nairobi Stock Exchange, subject to enactment of requisite laws that will provide the legal framework.

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Wilderness Safaris public offer aims for BSE and JSE Africa Board

Conservation tourism pioneer Wilderness Safaris is aiming for a primary listing on the Botswana Stock Exchange (www.bse.co.bw) and a simultaneous secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s Africa Board on 8 April. The company’s Botswana and South Africa share offers are set to close on 26 March.

Exchange news

Imara Holdings on expansion path

Imara Holdings Ltd, an investment banking and asset management group with operations in 10 countries mostly in southern Africa, aims to expand in Zimbabwe, according to Zimbabwe’s Herald newspaper.

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.

Exchange news

SADC stock exchanges move towards links

According to Zimbabwe’s Herald newspaper (www.herald.co.zw), it is only months before the introduction of a hub-and-spoke interconnectivity model for SADC stock exchanges as “the first significant step towards the integration of one of Africa’s economic regions”.

Exchange news

Uganda central securities depository went “live”

The Uganda Securities Exchange (www.use.or.ug) was set to open the Securities Central Depositary at on 18 February, according to local news.

Exchange news

JSE’s Africa Board: Future gateway to Africa’s capital markets?

African Capital Markets News recently visited Johannesburg and has an EXCLUSIVE email interview with Geoff Musekiwa of the JSE on 2010 prospects for Africa’s securities exchanges.

Exchange news

Cost cut on real-time JSE data

Financial information company McGregor BFA is offering investors new products, Realtime, which will stream data from South Africa’s JSE Limited securities exchange at lower cost

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Uganda insurance listing closes 5 February

The closure today (5 February at 5pm local time) of the share offer of Uganda’s National Insurance Corporation Limited (www.nic.co.ug) is likely to result in a rush for shares. It is the first listing on the Uganda Securities Exchange (www.use.or.ug) since 2006.

Exchange news

New CEO for Dar Es Salaam stock exchange

A new CEO started work at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (www.dse.co.tz) and share prices surged in the following days, although market participants denied any connection with the appointment.

Capital raising

Big plans for Rwanda capital market, including first local public offer

The Rwandan capital markets are set for growth in 2010, including plans for a first local initial public offer (IPO) and developing the Rwandan stock exchange. In an interview with East Africa Business Week, the Executive Director of the Rwanda Capital Market Advisory Council Mr. Robert Mathu outlined what to expect.

Exchange news

Stockbroker bullish on Africa

International stockbroker Exotix (www.exotix.co.uk) is bullish on African equities and on growth prospects. According to the latest report “Top 30 Companies: sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa”, many share prices still have to catch up with the improved fundamentals and Africa has lagged the recovery in the stock markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Exchange news

More activity on Zim SE after trading charges slashed

There is more trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange after transaction costs were reduced, effective 10 January

Exchange news

Zimbabwe SE seeks to restore IFRS compliance by listed companies

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is seeking to reinforce International Financial Reporting Standards again on its listed companies. Many had stopped using the standards in runaway inflation, but the introduction of US dollar-based figures and transactions allows them to reintroduce it.