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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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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From African Capital Markets News Wed Sep 10 2014, 04:42:57

The well-respected CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Peter Mwangi, is to take up a new job as Group CEO at insurance company Old Mutual Kenya with effect from 1 October.

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September 7 2014

From African Capital Markets News Sun Sep 7 2014, 10:36:05

Low-cost manufacturing is shifting from China to Ethiopia, lured by cheap electricity and labour costs that are a tenth of China's. Ethiopia is building a name for producing clothes, shoes and other basic goods, while also tackling transport bottlenecks.

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September 1 2014

From African Capital Markets News Mon Sep 1 2014, 05:56:32

Electronic trading is coming to Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under a contract with InfoTech Group, and Chengetedzai Depository Company Ltd says 3 listed companies will be electronic from 8 Sept.

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August 28 2014

From African Capital Markets News Thu Aug 28 2014, 05:08:39

Charts circulated by Reuters show the rebased Nigerian economy as biggest in Africa, followed by sluggish South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Angola and Morocco. They also show growth rates: oil-fuelled Ghana led the pack with historic growth of 10.2% a year over 2010-13.

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August 24 2014

From African Capital Markets News Sun Aug 24 2014, 19:09:00

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange will host the 3rd Building African Financial Markets capacity-building seminar, in Johannesburg from 10-12 September.

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August 12 2014

From African Capital Markets News Tue Aug 12 2014, 04:50:02

Rwanda plans to return to Eurobond markets in 2015 and raise up to $1 billion for infrastructure, including an airport and power plants.

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August 11 2014

From African Capital Markets News Mon Aug 11 2014, 05:08:20

Initial public offers (IPOs) on African stock exchanges for the first half of 2014 has raised capital totalling $808.5 million, compared to a total of $757.5m raised throughout 2013

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August 5 2014

From African Capital Markets News Tue Aug 5 2014, 05:19:25

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is open until 12 August. The NSE is seeking to raise KES 627 million ($7.14m) by selling up to 66,000,000 new shares (some 31% of the equity) at KES 9.50 each, open to domestic and international investors.

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August 4 2014

From African Capital Markets News Mon Aug 4 2014, 17:25:33

Private-equity investor The Abraaj Group made its first exit in Angola, exiting its investment in Fibrex which manufactures high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and other low-pressure plastic pipe products used in construction.

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