Governance, good regulation and availability of market data and prices help African fund managers decide on investing into other African markets, according to a survey of 50 African asset-managers for the African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP) project. Key factors when they choose new markets are: market regulation (91% of replies), followed by investor regulation and […]
Seven of Africa’s largest securities exchanges are set to have an active link by the first quarter of 2021, according to an article on Bloomberg.com today 30 December. The article quotes Karim Hajji, President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) and CEO of Casablanca Stock Exchange. He says the African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP) […]
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 information links between the 7 leading securities exchanges. Participating exchanges at the first capital markets stakeholders’ roundtable were the West African regional exchange Bourse Regionale Valeures Mobilieres (BRVM), Casablanca Stock […]
African Development Bank (AfDB) and Mauritius Commercial Bank Group (MCB) have launched the African Domestic Bond Fund (ADBF), a pioneer exchange-traded fund (ETF) accessible to investors through listing on 18 September on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Can regional integration work for Africa’s capital markets and securities exchanges?
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) signed an MoU to deepen and connect Africa’s financial markets and mobilize more resources to drive growth.
The central depositories of Kenya and Nigeria have formed a joint venture Africlear Global with a custodian which is part of Altree Financial Services Group.
A dynamic African builder of turnkey commodity exchanges, eleni LLC, has teamed up with pan-African Ecobank to accelerate development of African agriculture.
Africa’s top lending institution the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will start moving its headquarters and 1,500 employees from Tunisia to Ivory Coast, with first staff to move this year.
The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and the African Development Bank are to work together to facilitate local currency lending and bond issuance in Africa. They signed an ISDA Master Agreement for this.
The African Development Bank has approved an equity investment of US$100 million to Agvance Africa, which the bank claims is the first fund of funds focused on African agribusiness.
The African Development Bank is playing its role in Africa with skill and is getting more backing from its principal shareholders because of its successes as an African institution. Moving back to Cote d’Ivoire is also on the agenda.