Capital Markets News

Kenya: NSE to Pilot Derivatives Market in Six Months


 | Source: CapitalFM; AllAfrica

The Nairobi Securities Exchange has received approval from the Capital Markets Authority to have a pilot of the derivatives market in the next six months.

Rwanda: RSE to Automate Trading Activity Next Month


 | Source: The New Times; All Africa

Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) is in the process of incorporating IT in its operations and is set to automate trading of stocks and shares by the end of June.

Uganda: Govt Borrowing Starving Private Sector of Credit


 | Source: The Observer - All Africa

Increased government borrowing from domestic commercial banks is making it difficult for the private sector to get credit, two parliamentary reports have found.

Focus on the potential of risk capital in Africa


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The 15th Annual African Private Equity Venture Capital Association (AVCA) Conference kicked off today with speakers, panellists and renowned investors.

Ghana: Fidelity Bank plans to raise $16 million through a listing on Ghana Stock Exchange by 2020


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Fidelity Bank Ghana plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) for its listing on Ghana Stock Exchange by 2020.

Nigeria Stock Exchange Outshines Kenya, JSE Bourses


 | Source: Caj News Africa; All Africa

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has outshone bourses in Kenya and South Africa for the year 2017, underlining the West African country's status as the continent's biggest economy.

Financial markets: Cooperation and information exchange agreement between CMF and COSUMAF


 | Source: Financial Afrik

A new step towards the construction of a single regional financial market, in execution of the decision of the Extraordinary Session of the CEMAC Conference of Heads of State of 31 October 2017 in N’Djamena, Chad, on a unique financial market.

COFINA launches its first securitization of receivables amounting to 10 billion CFA francs


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The Compagnie Financière Africaine Group (COFINA), the first African institution of mesofinance, announces its first securitization of receivables on the Regional Stock Exchange, the Common Stock Exchange of the eight countries of the region. Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA).

Nigeria: DMO Lists N100bn Sovereign Sukuk On NSE, FMDQ


 | Source: Vanguard; All Africa

The Debt Management Office, DMO, yesterday listed the N100 billion sovereign sukuk bonds, simultaneously on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE and the FMDQ Securities Exchange Plc.

Sudan to issue a $1 bln Sukuk, in 2018


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

The Sudanese government recently announced it would issue sukuk bonds worth $1 billion. The amount raised from the issuance of these international Islamic bonds will be used to fund the State budget.

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