Exchange news

Exchange news

Nigerian Stock Exchange seeks $33 mln for new software and Sierra Leone bourse

The Nigerian Stock Exchange is seeking some US$33 million in capital for its fifth software upgrade and also to help finance the Sierra Leone stock exchange.

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Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission calls in market operators

From 9 November, Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission is to call stockbrokers and other market participants before its Administrative Proceedings Committee (APC). This is part of joint investigations into the financial sector.

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Africa driving secular economic change

Extracts from the keynote speech by US stockbroker Jonathan Auerbach at a joint conference between his company, Auerbach-Grayson & Company, Nedgroup Securities and Nedbank Capital on 5-6 October in Johannesburg.

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Cool investor relations for securities exchanges and listed companies

Three excellent sites offer fine material and services on promoting investor relations, and feature an enticing line-up of online published annual reports of listed companies from all over Africa as well as many other useful tips and advice.

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Nairobi SE readvertises for IT system for stockbroker back offices

The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) has readvertised its request for IT vendors to express their interest in providing a Broker Back Office (BBO) system to handle administration and client accounts for its 18 active and licensed stockbroking members. The closing date is 27 October.

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Bill to regulate Rwanda’s capital market

A bill to regulate the capital markets and collective investment schemes was tabled in the Rwandan Parliament last week.

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JSE trades gold, platinum and crude oil futures contracts

South Africa’s securities exchange, the JSE Ltd (www.jse.co.za), is offering trading in gold, platinum and sweet crude oil futures contracts on its commodities derivatives market.

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Kenya’s CMA protects shareholders

Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority is giving limited refunds to people who lost money with stockbroker Nyagah Securities which collapsed in 2008 and it has set up a telephone hotline for people to report suspect dealings.

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Bond issues for PTA Bank and Nigeria’s UBA Bank

New bond issues are springing across Africa, including Kenya’s Kengen issue for more power generation which closed on 29 September, and bank issues in Nigeria and Uganda.

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Kenyan private equity firm trades “Over The Counter”

A leading Kenyan stockbroker says local investment company TransCentury already trades “Over The Counter” and plans to list its shares for trading on a stock exchange.

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The best of African capital markets awarded

The brightest and best of Africa’s capital markets were highlighted in New York on 21 September at an awards dinner.

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Best of African Capital Markets: 2009 Africa investor Index Series Awards Winners

The winners of the Africa investor Index Series Awards

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Innovation and trading boom on Africa’s biggest exchange

Trading soared 31% in number of deals on the JSE Ltd (South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange) and the merger with teh Bond Exchange of South Africa was finalized, promising dynamic new growth in the South African interest-rate market.

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Regulators seek to restore confidence in battered Nigerian capital market

Regulators and players in the Nigerian capital markets hope recent actions against five banks will restore confidence in the market, but it looks as if the storm is not yet over.

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Electronic trading in Uganda another step to East African market

The Uganda Securities Exchange (www.use.or.ug) is set to introduce electronic trading before the end of 2009 and an East African common stock market to be …

Capital raising

Kengen issues $197 mln bond for 500 MW more electricity

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has received regulatory approval from the Capital Markets Authority for a corporate bond with a nominal value (face value) of KSh15 billion (US $196.8 mln). The offer is open from 8-29 September.

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Gold Exchange-Traded Fund targets Botswana SE

Absa Capital wants to dual list its NewGold Gold Bullion Debentures Exchange Traded Fund on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE).

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New draft law for Zimbabwe capital markets and listings changes

The Securities Commission of Zimbabwe, which regulates the stock market, has drafted a statutory instrument outlining general rules for stakeholders in the stock market, reports …

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Tanzania thawing on East African integrated market?

Tanzania seems to be warming to the idea of linking the East African stock exchanges, in what could eventually be the development of a major integrated regional market.

Exchange news

JSE’s Africa Board: more travels and consultations

The JSE Ltd has three more countries in its first year programme, building links with leading issuers, regulators, brokers and African exchanges.