Blog entries from: African Capital Markets News

News and developments on African capital markets: African securities, African stock exchanges, African equities, African bonds, African private equity/venture capital, and African social impact investment. Twitter @africancapital, LinkedIn African Securities Exchanges group.

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October 30 2014

From African Capital Markets News Thu Oct 30 2014, 15:20:10

China is to build a huge new port and special economic zone in Tanzania worth at least $10 billion. Construction is due to start on 1 July 2015 as the country bids to rival Kenya's Mombasa as transport hub for East Africa.

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October 19 2014

From African Capital Markets News Sun Oct 19 2014, 12:13:38

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange equity market scored a record number of 395,969 securities trades on 16 October. The total value was just over R24.6 billion ($2.2 bn).

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October 13 2014

From African Capital Markets News Mon Oct 13 2014, 05:13:27

Oil products company Total Senegal has an initial public offer (IPO) of shares open until 7 Nov, offering 8.9% of the company in an IPO before listing the African equities on the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM).

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October 10 2014

From African Capital Markets News Fri Oct 10 2014, 05:34:34

The Board of Directors of the Nairobi Securities Exchange appointed Andrew Wachira as the Acting CEO of the exchange, effective from 1 Oct 2014. Peter Mwangi left on 30 Sept.

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From African Capital Markets News Fri Oct 10 2014, 05:10:57

The Nairobi Securities Exchange went live trading government and corporate bonds on an automated trading system, marking another step into Africa for South Africa's financial software development company Securities Trading & Technology Pty (STT).

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October 9 2014

From African Capital Markets News Thu Oct 9 2014, 05:52:44

SuperReturn Africa, the leading African private equity conference, returns Dec 2014, bringing together more than 500 equity professionals, 150 of the most powerful private-equity practitioners and 130 top industry speakers.

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From African Capital Markets News Thu Oct 9 2014, 05:09:49

Ethiopia's Finance Minister is meeting international banks Barclays, Citi and BNP Paribas about a planned Eurobond issue for late December 2014 or January 2015. The amount is unknown, the duration is likely to be "at least 10 years".

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October 8 2014

From African Capital Markets News Wed Oct 8 2014, 04:43:57

South Africa's JSE launches 3 new currency future instruments which are the first to track exchange rate between the rand (ZAR) and Nigeria's Naira (NGN), Kenya Shilling (KES) and Zambia Kwacha (ZMW).

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October 7 2014

From African Capital Markets News Tue Oct 7 2014, 05:16:00

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.

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September 10 2014

From African Capital Markets News Wed Sep 10 2014, 05:34:05

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), supported by the World Bank Group, are hosting the third Building African Financial Markets seminar this week, bringing together stock exchanges, regulators, stockbrokers and others from across Africa.

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