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 […]
Tharisa plc became the 17th company to list on South Africa’s A2X exchange in February. Kevin Brady, CEO of A2X, said in a press release: “Tharisa is the second company from the general mining sector to list on A2X”. It is a secondary listing for the integrated platinum group metals and chrome producer. It has […]
RisCura’s annual Bright Africa report into African securities exchanges is out and highly-recommended. Key challenge to investors, African stock exchange operators and regulators remain: liquidity, free float and cost of trading. Broker commissions are high, but with low trading volumes they need incentives to change.
Africa’s £1.98 billion ($2.68bn) megalisting Vivo Energy (VVO) soared in its first 2 days of trading on the London Stock Exchange (dual-listed in Johannesburg ) on 10-11 May after a successful initial public offer (IPO) raised £548m.
According to www.Alexa.com, in rankings today (9 Jan) the Nigerian Stock Exchange website was ranked #83,112 busiest website in the world ahead of the Egyptian Exchange, JSE, BRVM and Nairobi Securities Exchange.
A round-up of recent African IPOs and other listings, many over-subscribed, shows demand and innovation – Namibia scored its first SPAC and Mauritius listed GDRs.
Monica Singer, former CEO of South African CSD Strate, left at the end of August 2017 after nearly 20 years. She will concentrate full time on blockchain.
Court is the next battleground in a war between securities exchanges in South Africa. New exchange 4AX launched a High Court application to set aside both the decision of the FSB and its Appeals Board to grant a licence to new exchange ZAR X.
A new AMI Big50 Ex-SA ETF offers investors access to an index covering 50 African companies outside South Africa. It is run by Cloud Atlas Investing and listed on the JSE.
Roundup of some recent initial public offers (IPOs) of shares which raised capital for businesses listed on Africa’s stock exchanges.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is switching to a shorter T+3 settlement cycle for the equity market from 11 July. Currently it works on T+5.
On 13 Dec the Johannesburg Stock Exchange JSE spelled out how the sacking of South Africa finance minister Nhlanhla Nene and market reactions to political moves had affected people’s savings, jobs and hopes in the previous 4 days.
Opening remarks of Oscar Onyema, CEO of Nigerian Stock Exchange and President of African Securities Exchanges Association’s at the 2015 conference, hosted by Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
Africa’s securities exchanges gather for their flagship conference in Johannesburg from 15-17 November. The 19th African Securities Exchanges Association annual summit is hosted by Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Botswana supermarket chain Choppies Enterprises launches a roadshow to raise $48m and dual-list shares on the main board of JSE securities exchange on 27 May.
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
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange equity market scored a record number of 395,969 securities trades on 16 October. The total value was just over R24.6 billion ($2.2 bn).
South Africa’s JSE launches 3 new currency future instruments which are the first to track exchange rate between the rand (ZAR) and Nigeria’s Naira (NGN), Kenya Shilling (KES) and Zambia Kwacha (ZMW).
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.