Capital Markets News

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.

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.

Zimbabwe: $200m Infrastructure Fund Unveiled


 | Source: The Herald; All Africa

Ecsponent Limited's controlling shareholder and Brainworks Capital founder George Manyere has unveiled a $200 million investment fund targeting key infrastructure projects in Zimbabwe.

Four East African Stock Exchanges Strengthen Ties


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The east African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) instructed its technical committee to accelerate the implementation of The common infrastructure of the capital markets.

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