Work starts on African exchanges linkage project

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 […]

London Stock Exchange financing African growth

There are 108 African companies listed or trading on the London Stock Exchange with total market capitalization of over $200 billion ($271bn). In the last 10 years they have raised more than $16 bn on London’s markets.

Africa IPO round-up

Roundup of some recent initial public offers (IPOs) of shares which raised capital for businesses listed on Africa’s stock exchanges.

African securities exchanges returns 2015 for USD investors

USD-based investors had a hard year in Africa in 2015. Out of all the African markets which list returns in USD, only the regional market Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières SA (BRVM) had a positive return, with a 6% gain over the year to 31 Dec 2015

Cross-exchange trading between Ghana and Nigeria stock exchanges

Brokers on the Ghana and Nigerian Stock Exchanges in July achieved a first cross border securities trade under the stage “sponsored access” of West Africa’s capital markets integration first launched 2013. This opens the way for more cross-border deals.

BRVM bourse comes home from 16 May

West Africa’s Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres BRVM regional stock exchange is to move trading operations back to Cote d’Ivoire next Monday (16 May), after moving to Mali to avoid a violent political crisis.

BRVM flees war and restarts trading from Mali

West Africa’s regional stock market the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM) has started trading from a new base in Bamako, Mali, after leaving Cote d’Ivoire because of the political crisis. Trading restarted in the new office on 1 March, but volumes are much lower.