Sunil Benimadhu, Chief Executive Officer of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius:
We have had lots of discussion on how to link different markets. Lots of work has been done from a technical standpoint. We will keep national exchanges as they stand and enable their members to reach the members of different exchanges. Technically it is possible, now we need to raise the financing and also to be clear that the investment will need to make sense in terms of flows from increased traffic.
In order to get more liquidity, we need to increase the free float, currently many companies have requirement of 20% free float but even that may not be available for trading, for instance controlling shareholder may still sit on a big shareholding and keep it from trading.