Exchange news

Exchange news

Strate’s CEO Monica Singer steps down to focus on blockchain

Monica Singer, former CEO of South African CSD Strate, left at the end of August 2017 after nearly 20 years. She will concentrate full time on blockchain.

Capital raising

Vodacom Tanzania’s $213m IPO results due 7 August

Vodacom Tanzania’s extended $213 million IPO closed 28 July and results are to be announced 7 August, with the listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange due 15 August.

Exchange news

Nigerian Stock Exchange’s new Nasdaq market surveillance

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has gone live with a new market-surveillance IT platform powered by SMARTS, a solution supplied by Nasdaq.

Exchange news

South Africa’s securities exchange war goes to court

Court is the next battleground in a war between securities exchanges in South Africa. New exchange 4AX launched a High Court application to set aside both the decision of the FSB and its Appeals Board to grant a licence to new exchange ZAR X.

Exchange news

Namibian SX and Bank of Namibia poised to launch paperless

The Namibian Stock Exchange and the central Bank of Namibia are working together to create a central securities depository (CSD) for equities, bonds and bills traded. They are waiting for laws and regulations to be passed to get the new system operational.

Capital raising

Vodacom Tanzania wrapping up $213m IPO on Dar es Salaam bourse

Some 40,000 Tanzanians subscribed for the TZS476 billion ($213 million) initial public offer (IPO) of Vodacom Tanzania Ltd.

Events

Latest on developments in African capital markets

The 6th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar had many top presentations on theme: “Global Best Practices to Enhance the African Capital Markets” with more than 100 delegates and top speakers from Africa and abroad.

Exchange news

Progress of real-estate investment trusts (REITs) in financing Africa

“There are only 32 REITs (real-estate investment trusts) in Africa with South Africa being the largest REIT market having 27 REITs and Nigeria second with …

Events

Top speakers for BAFM capacity-building seminar 18-19 May

Leaders and movers of African capital markets are heading to Casablanca for the 6th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) capacity-building seminar on 18-19 May, organized by Casablanca Stock Exchange with the African Securities Exchanges Association.

Exchange news

JSE listed ETF offers 15 African exchanges ex-South Africa

A new AMI Big50 Ex-SA ETF offers investors access to an index covering 50 African companies outside South Africa. It is run by Cloud Atlas Investing and listed on the JSE.

Events

World Exchange Congress 2017: First step – get domestic capital markets right

Key points from panel “Alternative exchanges and connecting the African markets: What do you need to know?” at the World Exchange Congress 2017 in Budapest.

Capital raising

IPO for I&M Bank Rwanda extended to 10 March

The extended deadline for the initial public offer (IPO) of I&M bank Rwanda is 10 March. The Government of Rwanda is selling its 19.8% stake with an offer of 99m shares at RWF90 ($0.11) each.

Exchange news

London Stock Exchange £24.5bn merger with Deutsche Börse in doubt

There is doubt on a £24.5bn merger between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse after European Commission demand that LSE sell a 60% stake in platform MTS.

Exchange news

Uganda Capital Markets Authority joins IOSCO MMoU Appendix A

Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Uganda has been admitted by International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) as signatory to Appendix A of Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU).

Exchange news

Computers quieter,faster than open outcry

Another floor of shouting traders has just closed in New York, after CME Group closed its open outcry trading pits in New York. Trading pits continue in Chicago but much reduced. Securities exchanges used to heave with drama, excitement, noise and emotion, gradually the computers have taken over.

Exchange news

Regional integration tops 2017 agenda for Africa’s exchanges

Stock exchanges across Africa should be working towards regional integration, says Prime Minister of Rwanda Anastase Murekezi, guest speaker at the African Securities Exchanges Association conference.

Exchange news

Small African stock exchanges are likely to stay small

Africa’s stock exchanges have too few listings and too little trading, and regionalization may be one way to grow, argues The Economist magazine.

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.

Exchange news

SADC stockbrokers linking for cross-border investment

Stockbroking firms across Southern Africa are invited for a network session on 7 December 2016 to learn more about investment opportunities in neighbouring capital markets.

Exchange news

New South African stock exchange ZAR X to start 3 October

Trading is to start on South Africa’s new ZAR X securities exchange on 3 October. It gained a licence on 2 September and the first listings will be Senwes and  Senwes Beleggings, with up to 5 listings planned for first week October.