Capital Markets News

Nigeria: SEC DG Tasks Market Operators to Adapt to Changing Business Environment


 | Source: This Day; All Africa

The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Mounir Gwarzo has urged capital market participants to constantly adapt to new the changing economic, regulatory and business environments for them to perform their expected roles in economic development of the nation.

More Capital Flows in Africa and Latin America as Two New Impact Fund Managers Join the Capria Network


Managers to be headquartered in Kenya and Chile to benefit from investment, advisory services, and access to Capria’s growing global network.

Ethiopia: ECX to Introduce New Electronic Market Platform


 | Source: The Ethiopian Herald; All Africa

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (EXC) is set to put in place, E-auction, a new electronic bidding and marketing platform,in what it said would make export trade effective, efficient and transparent.

Nigeria: Financial Stocks Contribute 76.8% to NSE Volume


 | Source: The Guardian; All Africa

The financial services industry dominated in volume terms at the end of transactions on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) last week.

Nigeria: SEC Launches Nigerian Capital Market Devt Fund, Inaugurates Board Members


 | Source: Leadership; All Africa

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a new development fund tagged: Nigerian Capital Market Development Fund (NCMDF), with a mandate to provide funding for the Nigerian Capital Market's developmental initiatives that will spur growth of the Market and the Nigerian economy.

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.

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