Tomorrow (17 April) is the last day to register for the 7th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar with a top lineup to debate the future of Africa’s exchanges. It will be on 19-20 April and is organized by African Securities Exchanges Association and hosted by Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya.
Despite a great year on the main US markets in 2017, many African stock exchanges offered USD investors a higher return. Biggest gain in USD was the Malawi Stock Exchange index, which climbed by 56.0%, one of 6 African exchanges which beat the Nasdaq index.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has gone live with a new market-surveillance IT platform powered by SMARTS, a solution supplied by Nasdaq.
I have the honour to be published on the opinions section of the Royal African Society website and the article can be seen along with their excellent blogs I also reprint the article, which is meant to spark debate, and I welcome your comments – is it time for change and what is the way forward?