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Zimbabwe: Insurance Firms Invest $800m in Prescribed Assets

11.08.2017

 | 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

10.08.2017

 | 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

01.08.2017

 | 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

29.06.2017

 | 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

09.06.2017

 | 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

06.04.2017

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

05.04.2017

The downward review is due to the recent cabinet reshuffle.

Kenya sells bond over mobile phones

24.03.2017

The bond can be bought via mobile phones and offers a higher interest rate than offered by commercial banks.

Nasdaq Dubai and Bourse de Tunis sign MoU

15.03.2017

The MoU will promote Islamic capital markets products and initiatives.

Nigeria to raise $300 million diaspora bond

01.02.2017

The bond is expected to be issued by June 2017 and mature for a period of five to seven years.

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