Technology

Exchange news

Cost cut on real-time JSE data

Financial information company McGregor BFA is offering investors new products, Realtime, which will stream data from South Africa’s JSE Limited securities exchange at lower cost

Exchange news

Trade Google, Microsoft and other blue chips on the JSE Derivatives exchange

South African investors can trade two of the best-known IT names through the listing of single stock futures (SSFs) on Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) and Google (www.google.com) on the JSE Limited (www.jse.co.za) on 11 December.

Exchange news

Africa’s securities exchanges to debate how to counter the crisis

The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) is set to discuss “Global Crisis: Opportunities for African Capital Markets” within 2 weeks. The 13th ASEA conference will be hosted by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) from 2-5 December 2009.

Exchange news

Nigerian Stock Exchange seeks $33 mln for new software and Sierra Leone bourse

The Nigerian Stock Exchange is seeking some US$33 million in capital for its fifth software upgrade and also to help finance the Sierra Leone stock exchange.

Capital raising

IFC invests $100 million in Nigerian telecommunications

The International Finance Corporation (www.ifc.org), a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $100 million into bringing the benefits of better telecommunications to many Nigerians via Helios Towers Nigeria Ltd.

Exchange news

Nairobi SE readvertises for IT system for stockbroker back offices

The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) has readvertised its request for IT vendors to express their interest in providing a Broker Back Office (BBO) system to handle administration and client accounts for its 18 active and licensed stockbroking members. The closing date is 27 October.

Capital raising

Private equity $25 mln for East African media and telecoms

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) announced on 22 September it has committed $25 million to Wananchi Group Holdings

Capital raising

$8 bn for African ICT

US$8 billion was invested in developing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Africa in 2008, according to the Secretary-General of International Telecommunications Union (ITU).