Ethiopia’s draft capital markets bill

One of Africa’s biggest economies is taking a step closer to establishing a capital market to allocate capital more efficiently. The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), the central bank, has published a draft Capital Markets Establishment Proclamation for consultation. According to a news report in Fortune newspaper, a technical committee consisting of people from the […]

Ethiopia aims for stock exchange by 2020

Ethiopia has set itself a tight timetable for economic reform, including privatization of telecoms by the end of 2019 and a domestic stock exchange by 2020. A World Bank team was due to arrive in Addis Ababa in December to provide technical help to develop the capital market. Last week Financial Times repeated the timetable […]

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.

Nigerian pensions reach $12.8 bn

The National Pension Commission of Nigeria regulates over N2 trillion ($12.8 billion) in assets under management. This has been accumulated from 4.7 million people who have opened Retirement Savings Accounts and other pensions since the Pension Reform Act 2004.

Egyptian stock exchange delays reopening to 16 Feb

The Egyptian Exchange has postponed its reopening until Wednesday 16 February. The stock exchange closed on 27 Jan after the main EGX 30 Index fell 16% in a week, and was due to open again 13 Feb. Talks continue with regulators, stockbrokers and the Misr for Central Clearing, Depository and Registry.