Kenya

Exchange news

3 East African exchanges to link before year-end 2020

Market integration across 3 East African securities exchanges is moving fast with a target of being live and online by 31 December 2020. According to …

Exchange news

Nairobi opens second derivatives market in sub-Saharan Africa

The Nairobi Securities Exchange says the first trades on its new derivatives market NEXT went smoothly on 4 July, according to media reports. The NEXT …

Cote d’Ivoire

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

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.

Capital raising

London Stock Exchange financing African growth

There are 108 African companies listed or trading on the London Stock Exchange with total market capitalization of over $200 billion ($271bn). In the last 10 years they have raised more than $16 bn on London’s markets.

Exchange news

African capital markets and innovation key to achieving African agenda

African capital markets are key to African development visions but governments must prioritize market finance structures over donor funding. There are $1trn of assets in pension, insurance and collective investment vehicles across sub-Saharan Africa, speech by Paul Muthaura, CMA Kenya.

Exchange news

Top learning on the future of African exchanges – BAFM seminar this week 19-20 April

Tomorrow (17 April) is the last day to register for the 7th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar with a top lineup to debate the future of Africa’s exchanges. It will be on 19-20 April and is organized by African Securities Exchanges Association and hosted by Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya.

Capital raising

How big are African pension funds?

Traditional assets under management in 12 African countries were $634bn in 2014, set to reach $1.1trn in 2020 (PwC). South Africa’s $124bn GEPF is the biggest but many other fast-growing African funds are also investing in infrastructure and private equity.

Capital raising

African IPO pipeline includes $3bn Vivo Energy

Investors have been snapping up Africa-focused IPOs of shares; future listings include a reported offer by Vivo Energy and AfriTin, Cytonn Investments and Hystead.

Exchange news

More hires at leading Africa and frontier investment bank Exotix Capital

Leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank and stockbroker Exotix Capital continues to add senior hires in key African markets, adding to the strengthening of the team to harness increased investor interest in the world’s highest-growth economies.

Cote d’Ivoire

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.

Kenya

Kenya election results – early stockbroker comment

Hasnain Malik, Global Head of Equities Research at frontier markets investment bank Exotix Capital, comments: “Kenyatta’s provisional win will soothe those investors who feared a leftist shift in economic policy. But the most important issues are ahead of us: Does Odinga concede peacefully?”

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.

Funds

Will Interswitch be Africa’s first $1bn tech “unicorn”?

Nigeria’s digital payments and payment card giant Interswitch Ltd could become Africa’s first tech “unicorn” or technology company valued at over $1 billion. Private equity firm Helios is aiming to exit.

Exchange news

Kenya’s revolutionary mobile phone M-Akiba bond on 21 Oct

Kenya’s National Treasury will float a KES5 billion ($48.6 million) M-Akiba 5-year infrastructure bond on 21 Oct which will only be purchased through mobile-phone platforms. The minimum investment will be KES3,000 ($29.13) . The bond works with M-Pesa mobile money solutions where 23m Kenyans have accounts.

Capital raising

AfDB $400,000 seed equity to central depositories link Africlear Global

The central depositories of Kenya and Nigeria have formed a joint venture Africlear Global with a custodian which is part of Altree Financial Services Group.

Exchange news

Dar es Salaam Africa’s top stock exchange to 31 Jan

Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange topped the performance list for the 12 months to 31 Jan in USD, managing a 27% climb and beating the S&P 500 index which rose 11.9%.

Exchange news

“Jeff” Otieno Odundo new head for Nairobi Securities Exchange

Geoffrey “Jeff” Otieno Odundo will be the Chief Executive of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), effective from 1 March 2015.

Exchange news

East African securities exchange integration – what’s on in 2015

Securities exchanges in East Africa are working together on infrastructure for tighter cooperation and links between Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and potentially Burundi through the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA).

Exchange news

Nairobi securities exchange prepares for derivatives market launch

The Nairobi Securities Exchange is working to launch a derivatives market, including product and contract specifications, and public education, following the news on 19 Dec that the Capital Markets Authority granted a provisional licence and approved the NSE’s Derivatives Exchange Rules