Technology

Capital raising

Africa issuers raised $341m in 6 months, down 28%

Enterprises based in Africa raised $341 million through equity issues in the first half of 2019, down 28% on the $472m raised in the first …

Capital raising

Weak reception for Airtel Africa $750m IPO

Shares in Africa’s second biggest telecom company had a disappointing start in conditional trading on the London Stock Exchange today. The initial public offer had …

Capital raising

Airtel Africa confirms June $750m listing in London

Airtel Africa has confirmed that it is going ahead in June 2019 with its $750 million listing on the main market of the London Stock …

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MTN Nigeria shares soaring after $5bn listing

Telecommunications firm MTN Nigeria has had strong days of trading since it joined the Nigerian Stock Exchange in a listing by introduction on 16 May. …

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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 …

Exchange news

Africa’s jumbo stock exchanges to link in 2019?

An ambitious project to link Africa’s 7 biggest securities exchanges is moving to implementation with a call this month for a project manager for the …

Capital raising

Ethiopia aims for stock exchange by 2020

Ethiopia has set itself a tight timetable for economic reform, including privatization of telecoms by the end of 2019 and a domestic stock exchange by …

Exchange news

International – new IPSX exchange opens property as global asset class

A new asset class has opened for investors as the International Property Securities Exchange in London prepares for its first initial public offer (IPO) in …

Capital raising

IPO report – Airtel Africa looking for $1.25bn in 2019

++ STORY UPDATED AFTER ARTICLE IN SUNDAY TELEGRAPH IN UK ON 3 FEB 2019 ++ Airtel Africa, a UK-based company, is on track for an …

Exchange news

Regulated blockchain and commodity exchanges coming to Mauritius

GMEX Group is leading in plans to launch a revolutionary blockchain exchange platform in Mauritius with MINDEX Holdings Limited (MINDEX) linked to Mauritius International Derivatives and Commodities Exchange and Hybrid Stock Exchange Corporation Limited (HYBSE).

Exchange news

Blockchain, crypto and the changes to stock exchanges in coming 2 years

Hirander Misra, CEO of GMEX Group, says blockchain will start changing securities exchanges in the next 2 years as regulation, custodians, etc all improve. The bar is getting higher to set up an exchange”.

Capital raising

12 questions Silicon Valley investors ask – focus for African policymakers

African tech superstar Alysia Silberg (General Partner, Street Global Venture Capital) says African policymakers keen to boost investment into Africa’s fast growing tech sector can focus on 12 investment questions asked by Silicon Valley.

Other news

Consensys ramps up blockchain rollout in African financial markets with new appointment

Leading blockchain innovator Consensys continues to ramp up its role in shaping the future of financial services and capital markets in Africa with the recruitment of fintech veteran Ian Bessarabia.

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.

Exchange news

Mobile phone app for trading on Zimbabwe securities exchanges

Investors can use their smartphones to check share and bond portfolios and send orders to stockbrokers in Zimbabwe with an online and mobile trading platform called C-Trade from today (4 July).

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

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.

Exchange news

Barclays Bank call for standards for derivative trades on blockchain

Blockchain technology can revolutionize trading in derivatives, fix inefficiencies and cut costs of trading if there is more standardization. Barclays Bank is one of the key champions and yesterday (26 April) spoke out at the annual meeting of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).

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.