3 East African exchanges to link before year-end 2020

Market integration across 3 East African securities exchanges is moving fast with a target of being live and online by 31 December 2020. According to a news report, Uganda Securities Exchange, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and Rwanda Stock Exchange are set to start trading as a single market after connecting their trading systems to […]

Nairobi opens second derivatives market in sub-Saharan Africa

The Nairobi Securities Exchange says the first trades on its new derivatives market NEXT went smoothly on 4 July, according to media reports. The NEXT market is set up to trade equity index futures and single stock futures. Initially trading is offered in 5 single stock futures and futures on the NSE 25 Index. The […]

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.

Highest ranked African securities exchange websites

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.

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.

Kenya’s revolutionary mobile phone M-Akiba bond on 21 Oct

Kenya’s National Treasury will float a KES5 billion ($48.6 million) M-Akiba 5-year infrastructure bond on 21 Oct which will only be purchased through mobile-phone platforms. The minimum investment will be KES3,000 ($29.13) . The bond works with M-Pesa mobile money solutions where 23m Kenyans have accounts.

Capital markets course offered in Nairobi

The Nairobi Securities Exchange is calling for applicants for a “certified capital markets specialist” course, to be held on 16-20 March at a hotel. Registration has been extended to 10 March.

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

9 reasons Africa tops investment agendas

9 reasons Africa tops investors’ agenda, Eddy Njoroge told African Securities Exchanges Association, include: economy to rise from $1.1trn to $3.9trn in 5 years, the fastest-growing middle class (from 123m to 1.1bn), population to double to 2.4bn, and record $80bn of foreign investment.

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).

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.