Capital Markets News

Africa: Barclays Africa Group and Omfif Launch Africa Financial Markets Index


 | Source: All Africa

Think tank OMFIF and sponsor Barclays Africa Group launched a financial Markets Index

Ethiopian Companies to Benefit From EIB Backing for U.S.$100m Private Equity Fund


 | Source: All Africa - European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support private equity investment across Ethiopia though support for the new USD 100m Cepheus Growth Capital Fund.

BRVM: Ecobank buys its IPO in one day


 | Source: Financial Afrik

Opened on 27 September 2017, the Ecobank Ivory Coast IPO (Initial Public Offering) was completed in one day. Originally scheduled from September 27 to October 11, 2017, the operation was shortened under the strength of demand.

Nigeria: CBN Moves to Lure in More Foreign Capital


 | Source: Leadership; All Africa

In an effort to further attract foreign capital into the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has begun issuing electronic certificates for capital imported into the country by improving its currency transfer process.

Africa: Is It Time for Converged African Stockmarkets?


 | Source: The EastAfrican; All Africa

African capital markets regulators are working on a grand plan to merge all stockmarkets on the continent to reduce the cost of trading, facilitate cross-border trade in stocks and provide investors with a diversified basket of financial products and services.

Nigeria: SEC, NSE Urge Law Firms to List On Stock Exchange


 | Source: Daily Trust; All Africa

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have called on law firms in the country to merge into bigger entities and list their shares on the floor of the NSE.

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.

Zimbabwe: RBZ Unveils U.S.$200 Million for Productive Sector


 | Source: Zimbabwe Independent; All Africa

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe chief John Mangudya this week moved to lift production in the economy with a U.S.$200 million financing to raise exports.

Angola: BNA Sells 170.3 Million Euros to Financial Market


 | Source: Angola Press; All Africa

The National Reserves Bank of Angola (BNA) sold 170.3 million Euros (equivalent to USD 190.3 million) to the financial market, with emphasis on the oil sector operations, availing 53.7 million Euros.

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