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Cross-exchange trading between Ghana and Nigeria stock exchanges

Brokers on the Ghana and Nigerian Stock Exchanges in July achieved a first cross border securities trade under the stage “sponsored access” of West Africa’s capital markets integration first launched 2013. This opens the way for more cross-border deals.

Exchange news

Namibia’s stockbrokers switch to IRESS to access NSX

All 4 Namibian stockbrokers have switched their front-end links into the local bourse to the trading solutions supplied by IRESS, a leading global supplier of innovative securities, financial markets and wealth management technology.

Exchange news

Update 2 – Zimbabwe Stock Exchange automation successful

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange started using its automated trading system (ATS) successfully on 6 July with rising volumes. It is a long-awaited change as the boursed move away from call over.

Exchange news

UPDATE – Zimbabwe Stock Exchange delays automated trading

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has announced that it did not launch electronic trading today as planned and this has been delayed indefinitely.

Exchange news

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange launches electronic trading 3 July

Electronic share trading is to go live today, 3 July, at the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. There are new trading hours and only dematerialized securities can trade.

Capital raising

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange aims for IPO and self listing Q1 2016

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) aims for an IPO in 6 months followed by listing and calls for lead transaction advisor, stockbroker and other experts by 21 July

Funds

Annex 2 – What are sovereign wealth funds?

The Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute of Las Vegas, USA defines SWF as “a state-owned investment fund or entity that is commonly established from balance of payments surpluses, official foreign currency operations, the proceeds of privatizations, governmental transfer payments, fiscal surpluses, and/or receipts resulting from resource exports”.

Exchange news

Botswana supermarket raising $48m in JSE dual-listing

Botswana supermarket chain Choppies Enterprises launches a roadshow to raise $48m and dual-list shares on the main board of JSE securities exchange on 27 May.

Exchange news

Woes of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

The value of trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange fell 22% in the first quarter of 2015 (compared to 2014), the bourse has been hit by controversies and several delistings.

Exchange news

Zimbabwe central depository brings shares on board

Chengetedzai Depository Company Ltd, Zimbabwe’s central securities depository (CSD), was reported that the last securities had been brought on board in March 2015.

Exchange news

Zimbabwe SE aims to issue 50% shares following demutualization

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange completed its demutualization last month (March) and is now a fully fledged private company. It plans to issue up to 50% …

Exchange news

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange new premises

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange moved to its new premises 44 Ridgeway North Highlands, Harare on 1 April.

Capital raising

How do stock exchanges stay relevant to their societies? SMEs and exchanges

How will stock exchanges stay relevant by tackling the problems of their societies, and participating in the giant growth set to follow? That question was posed at the start of the World Exchange Congress in London today, with SME finance among the themes.

Exchange news

Meet the new CEO of Uganda Securities Exchange

Paul Bwiso has big plans as new CEO of the Uganda Securities Exchange. Challenges include a rival exchange, more listings, automation and demutualization.

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

Rwanda Stock Exchange closer to Nasdaq X-stream automated trading

Rwanda Stock Exchange says it is close to an Automated Trading System using technology from Nasdaq OMX and will link to the National Bank’s central securities depository.

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).

Capital raising

$1.4bn petroleum pipeline proposed for Ethiopia

Private companies have proposed to the Ethiopian and Djibouti governments a $1.4 billion pipeline to bring petroleum to a distribution centre in Awash, Ethiopia. It would take two years to complete.

Exchange news

4 priorities from new head of African stock exchanges

The new President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) put forward 4 strategic objectives for the member bourses. Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, was elected President at this week’s ASEA conference in Kenya.

Capital raising

9 reasons Africa tops investment agendas

9 reasons Africa tops investors’ agenda, Eddy Njoroge told African Securities Exchanges Association, include: economy to rise from $1.1trn to $3.9trn in 5 years, the fastest-growing middle class (from 123m to 1.1bn), population to double to 2.4bn, and record $80bn of foreign investment.