Statistics on African local currency bond markets from African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) annual report 2017: Total outstanding amount African bonds and bills up 13% to $413bn in 2017, more than 80% of the total comes from 5 countries.
African Development Bank’s African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) is discussing local-currency bond markets this week in Johannesburg with over 30 countries present to discuss domestic institutional investors and a key African bond index.
A partnership between the innovative Stock Exchange of Mauritius and social enterprise NeXii is making great progress towards setting up the Impact Exchange (iX) board on a globally recognized stock exchange. Six companies have gone through the listing process and the iX board expects to start trading in the third quarter of 2013.
The dynamic Stock Exchange of Mauritius is pushing ahead with building itself as a secure base for international funding transactions and an African alternative to international listing venues. It is moving to becoming a multi-product exchange aimed at the international market.