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Exchange news

Malawi Stock Exchange to start automated trading in May

Malawi Stock Exchange is set to go live with an automated trading system (ATS) by end May and 30 April is start date for dematerialization as shareholders move physical certificates onto the Reserve Bank of Malawi electronic Central Securities Depository.

Cote d’Ivoire

BRVM investment open days – 14 March Johannesburg

The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM), headquartered in investment destination Côte d’Ivoire, will meet South African fund managers and market experts on March 14

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

Innovative African IPO and listing successes show strong demand

A round-up of recent African IPOs and other listings, many over-subscribed, shows demand and innovation – Namibia scored its first SPAC and Mauritius listed GDRs.

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.

Exchange news

Runaway gains continue as Zimbabwe Stock Exchange soars

Zimbabwe Stock exchange continues to soar, with gains of 9.3% yesterday (14 September) in its industrials index which closed at 379.95, up by 163% this year.

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

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.

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.

Capital raising

Pension funds power Africa’s infrastructure

Here is my article on a critical area for Africa to develop, creating the atmosphere for productive investments by fast-growing pension funds. Published in African Banker magazine.

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).

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

BRVM bourse aims for specialist mining shares platform

West Africa’s Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM), based in Abidjan, is talking to Toronto Stock Exchange and aims to have a dedicated section for mining ready for business by 2018.

Events

Rwanda to host 20th African Securities Association conference on 27-29 November

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) will host the 20th Annual ASEA Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on 27-29 November, the flagship event for Africa’s capital markets.

Exchange news

Dar Stock Exchange shares double on first day of listing in hectic trading

Trading has been fast and furious in the shares of Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC, which self-listed at 9am on 12 July. The first day of trading saw the shares open at TZS 500 each and soaring as high as TZS 1,000 and trading again scorched today (13 July).

Capital raising

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange IPO nearly 5x oversubscribed

Total bids for the initial public offer (IPO) of shares in the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange PLC was TZS35.8bn ($16.4m). This is 4.8 times the offered amount of TZS7.5bn ($3.4m) in the IPO which closed on 3 June. The DSE will self list on 12 July.

Capital raising

BRVM securities exchange strategy dialogue with US frontier funds

In New York 30 US frontier investors, stockbrokers and market specialists joined Edoh Kossi Amenounve, CEO of the West African regional exchange BRVM, to give their inputs to strategy development for the fast-growing stock market.

Capital raising

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange readies for $3.4m IPO and self-listing

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Plc will launch its initial public offer soon, after completing the demutualization. The Capital Markets and Securities Authority, said the bourse can raise TZS 7.5 billion ($3.4 million) by issuing 15 million ordinary shares at TZS 500 each.

Exchange news

IFC raises N$180m bond in Namibia

The International Finance Corporation continues its programme of helping develop African debt markets by launching the first bond by a non-resident issuer in Namibia. It raised NAD 180 million (about $12m) which it will use for private sector development.