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 […]
CIMERWA, the only integrated cement producer in Rwanda, is also helping build the capital market by providing the tenth listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange. It listed by introduction on 3 August, without a public share offer, however, the shareholders of 49% of its 703.2m shares will make them available for buying by the public […]
The extended deadline for the initial public offer (IPO) of I&M bank Rwanda is 10 March. The Government of Rwanda is selling its 19.8% stake with an offer of 99m shares at RWF90 ($0.11) each.
Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) will host the 20th Annual ASEA Conference in Kigali, Rwanda on 27-29 November, the flagship event for Africa’s capital markets.
The Rwanda Stock Exchange is expecting 3 IPOs in the coming months, to bring the equities listed for trading to 10.
Rwanda Stock Exchange says it is close to an Automated Trading System using technology from Nasdaq OMX and will link to the National Bank’s central securities depository.
Securities exchanges in East Africa are working together on infrastructure for tighter cooperation and links between Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and potentially Burundi through the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA).
Rwanda’s Savings and Credit Cooperatives (known as SACCOs) are being encouraged to take more interest in investing into the capital market including bonds and equities. They are estimated to hold deposits worth over RWF15 billion (US$24.7 million).
Interest in share offers is high on the Rwanda Stock Exchange, after shares of Bank of Kigali (BK) rose 52% to RWF190 in their first day of trading on 1 September.
Rwanda’s biggest brewer, Brasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (BRALIRWA), says post-tax profit leapt by 62.8% in 2010, driven by increased sales, higher pricing and improved cost management. BRALIRWA was the first listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange, which opened on 31 January.
The Rwandan Government plans to raise Rwf25 billion ($42.2 million) through the sale of its shares in Bank of Kigali Ltd and telecom company MTN Rwanda in coming months. The bank is Rwanda’s biggest lender by assets. Government will sell a 20% stake and the bank will add a further 25% stake in an Initial Public Offering scheduled for June.
Africa’s newest stock exchange is the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE), launched on 31 Jan to start trading the shares of brewer Brasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda BRALIRWA. The exchange replaces the Rwanda-Over-The-Counter (OTC) market which has operated since 31 Jan 2008.