Nigerian Stock Exchange launches SME Board

Dynamic Nigerian entrepreneurs are in focus after the Nigerian Stock Exchange launched a growth board for fast-growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help  businesses raise long-term risk capital and grow. At the 29 January the bourse outlined the services on offer for businesses in the growth cycle. Services offered include: pre-listing diagnostics, institutional services […]

SEC Nigeria clears Nigerian Stock Exchange demutualization

Next step in the long demutulization of Nigerian Stock Exchange will be a court ordered meeting and an extraordinary general meeting. The demutualization is set to transform another of Africa’s most dynamic exchanges. Last month (January 2020)  the bourse received a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria with “no objection” to its planned […]

Latest on developments in African capital markets

The 6th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar had many top presentations on theme: “Global Best Practices to Enhance the African Capital Markets” with more than 100 delegates and top speakers from Africa and abroad.

Progress of real-estate investment trusts (REITs) in financing Africa

“There are only 32 REITs (real-estate investment trusts) in Africa with South Africa being the largest REIT market having 27 REITs and Nigeria second with 3 REITs listed”, according to Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He said REITs are only available in 4 countries – Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya – […]

Top speakers for BAFM capacity-building seminar 18-19 May

Leaders and movers of African capital markets are heading to Casablanca for the 6th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) capacity-building seminar on 18-19 May, organized by Casablanca Stock Exchange with the African Securities Exchanges Association.

Africa’s securities exchanges summit next week

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.

4 priorities from new head of African stock exchanges

The new President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) put forward 4 strategic objectives for the member bourses. Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, was elected President at this week’s ASEA conference in Kenya.

Direct market access links West Africa securities exchanges

The framework for linking West African securities exchanges starts with direct market access (DMA). A stockbroker on one West African exchange can transact on the Nigerian market through the system of an approved Nigerian stockbroker.

Africa’s bourses should work together to channel investors

Africa’s 24 stock markets should learn to work together better if they are to seize high levels of investor interest, said Nicky Newton-King, CEO of South Africa’s JSE Ltd. She told an interviewer that plumbing, – technology and other links between exchanges and clearing and settlement – were more likely routes to more liquidity than trying to create a single exchange.

Nigerian Stock Exchange launches market-making today

Today the Nigerian Stock Exchange is to launch its market-making programme. This will be a hybrid process, with market makers offering 2-way (buy-sell) price quotes in selected securities and a continuation of the current process in which licensed broker/dealers of the NSE submit orders.