Nairobi securities exchange prepares for derivatives market launch

The Nairobi Securities Exchange is working to launch a derivatives market, including product and contract specifications, and public education, following the news on 19 Dec that the Capital Markets Authority granted a provisional licence and approved the NSE’s Derivatives Exchange Rules

Nairobi SE trades bonds on new automated trading system

The Nairobi Securities Exchange went live trading government and corporate bonds on an automated trading system, marking another step into Africa for South Africa’s financial software development company Securities Trading & Technology Pty (STT).

Direct market access links West Africa securities exchanges

The framework for linking West African securities exchanges starts with direct market access (DMA). A stockbroker on one West African exchange can transact on the Nigerian market through the system of an approved Nigerian stockbroker.

JSE and ASEA host African exchanges for capacity-building

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), supported by the World Bank Group, are hosting the third Building African Financial Markets seminar this week, bringing together stock exchanges, regulators, stockbrokers and others from across Africa.

Nairobi Securities Exchange IPO closes 12 Aug

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is open until 12 August. The NSE is seeking to raise KES 627 million ($7.14m) by selling up to 66,000,000 new shares (some 31% of the equity) at KES 9.50 each, open to domestic and international investors.

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange boosts operations and incomes

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange made operational improvements in 2013 including doubling trading hours, reducing settlement times on equities and bonds and introducing a wide-area network (WAN). Turnover soared five-fold to $156 million compared to 2012.

Tunis Stock Exchange IPO is largest listing

The listing of Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH), on the Tunis Stock Exchange on 9 Jan after a private placement and an oversubscribed initial public offer (IPO) is the largest listing on the Tunis bourse, valuing the company at $163.5 million.

New securities exchange prepares in Namibia

Former Namibian Minister of Finance Helmut Angula is heading plans to establish a second securities exchange, the Namibia Financial Exchange (NamFin-X), which received its licence to operate in September 2012.

South Africa’s JSE again beats the world on regulation – how they do it

South Africa’s Johannesburg Stock Exchange (www.jse.co.za) is the world’s best-regulated stock exchange for the fourth year running. The 2013-14 Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks South Africa first out of 148 countries for regulation of securities exchanges. South Africa’s financial market development ranking remains impressive at third in the world. This […]

New CEO announced for Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

Tanzanian news media yesterday (1 May) announced that 37-year old Moremi Marwa has been appointed as the new CEO of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. He is the first stockbroker to manage the securities exchange.

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange launches great investor relations (IR) drive

Congratulations to the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange on its excellent new website, including a very useful listed companies’ data terminal, including annual reports, charting, trading and other data. Good work by the ZSE team and Rob Stangroom at African Investor Relations.