Bond Markets & Exchanges News

Ecobank raises $200 million on international debt market, to finance SMEs mainly


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Togo-based holding, Ecobank, has raised $200 million on the international debt market, via a syndicated debt.

Tunisia: Arab International Lease raises $2 million on local bond market


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Arab International Lease (AIL), a Tunisian leasing firm, has raised five million Tunisian dinars ($2 million) on the local bond market, to reinforce its financial structure and expand.

Namibia: Development Bank Raises N$291 Million Through Bond


 | Source: Namibia Economist; All Africa

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) issued the first notes under its N$2.5 billion Medium-Term Note Programme last week and raised N$291 million.

Zimbabwe: Insurance Firms Invest $800m in Prescribed Assets


 | Source: Financial Gazette; All Africa

The insurance and pensions industry has invested nearly $1 billion in prescribed assets in the last six years, as they sought to comply with the country's legislation on portfolio investments.

Zimbabwe: Agribank, Fbc to Raise $20m Agro Bills


 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

Agribank and FBC are getting into the market to raise $20 million through agro bills so as to support agricultural activities in the impending 2017/18 summer cropping season.

Kenya: Cheaper Cash Options Keep State From CBK Overdraft


 | Source: Daily Nation; All Africa

The Treasury has kept away from the overdraft facility at the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) for the past three months as investors bombard it with cash, opting instead to fill short-term cash-flow needs through the sale of treasuries.

Nigeria lists first Diaspora Bond on the London Stock Exchange


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Three weeks after its issue, Nigeria’s first Diaspora Bond today started trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Nigeria to start international roadshow for diaspora bonds sale next week - DMO


 | Source: Agence Ecofin

Nigeria will commence an international road show for the sale of a diaspora bond worth between $100million and $300 million.

Kenya: M-Akiba bond surpasses target of 5,000 buyers


Purchases from investors ranged from Sh3,000 to Sh1.13 million, indicating that the sales were dominated by big buyers

Moody’s places South Africa's rating on review for downgrade


The downward review is due to the recent cabinet reshuffle.

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