New CEO announced for Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

Tanzanian news media yesterday (1 May) announced that 37-year old Moremi Marwa has been appointed as the new CEO of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. He is the first stockbroker to manage the securities exchange.

Stock exchange CEO wanted

The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange is advertising for a new CEO, after the contract of the previous CEO Gabriel Kitua, expired on 31 January. The deadline is 15 February.

IOSCO global regulator gives bigger role to emerging markets – 80% of its membership

The 86 emerging markets members of the world’s securities markets regulator, International Organization of Securities Commissions form 80% of IOSCO membership and are increasingly important in the global economy. They back setting up IOSCO Foundation, to boost funding so IOSCO can scale up research, education and training and technical assistance.

Strong demand for Tanzania T-Bills

Demand was strong for most Treasury bills in Tanzania at the last auction on 21 November, the average yield-to-maturity was 13.43% (up from 13.18% at the previous auction) on the 364-days bills, 12.86% on the 182-days paper, 11.76% on 91-days and 7.25% on 35 days.

Africa’s top bankers honoured at award ceremony

The best in African banking was celebrated recently at the 6th edition of the African Banker Awards, under the patronage of the African Development Bank and African Banker magazine, in Arusha, Tanzania.

Tanzanite miner Richland heads for Dar-es-Salaam bourse listing

Tanzanians are to be able to invest in the gems that bear their country’s name, tanzanite. Richland Resources Ltd, listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market says that it plans listing at the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange by April, according to local press reports.

InReturn Capital invests in Kenya’s Eagle Eye Laser Centre

East African venture capital firm InReturn Capital has entered a partnership with Hurlingham Eye Care Services group (HECS). InReturn Capital is an impact investing company which aims to generate positive social impact and profits by investing in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa.

Precision Air IPO launches tomorrow in Tanzania

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 58,841,750 shares at TSh 475 (US$ 28 cents) each in Tanzania’s Precision Air Services is set to start on 7 October and continue to 28 October, aiming for a listing and trading on the Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange from 8 December.

British American Investment launches Kenya IPO

British American Investment Company (Kenya) Ltd launched its initial public offer (IPO) this week. It aims to raise KES 5.58 billion (US$62.2 million) for expansion. The offer is open until 5 August, and it to list its shares on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Private equity firms invest $79 mn in telecoms towers

Leading international private equity firms are investing $79 million to build and acquire mobile phone towers in sub-Saharan Africa. Investec Asset Management, the International Finance Corporation and the Netherlands Development Finance Company are taking equity in IHS Nigeria Plc (IHS).

East Africa securities training for thousands

The International Finance Corporation and East Africa’s Securities Industry Training Institute (SITI), based at the Uganda Securities Exchange have signed an agreement to broaden training over the next 10 years. This will be used to licence market participants.

Work to start on demutualizing Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

Demutualization of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange is to be driven by a National Demutualization Committee (NDC), under the guidance of the Capital Markets and Securities Authority.The exchange is to start looking for a consultancy firm to develop the demutualization strategy.