Capital Markets News

East Africa: Foreign Investors Trickling Back Into EAC Stock Markets


 | Source: The EastAfrican; All Africa

Foreign investors are weighing their options about investing in East Africa's stock markets as the regional governments, faced with dwindling foreign direct investment flows, have started implementing programmes to attract foreign investors to certain sectors.

Uganda Capital Market Urges Uptake of Reits


 | Source: The EastAfrican; All Africa

Uganda's capital markets regulator is pushing for more people to take up real estate investment trusts - a financial instrument that provides units of ownership in real estate assets to investors - to speed up sale of new buildings and widen investment choices for fund managers.

Africa: Tanzania Financial Markets Among the Best in Africa - Study


 | Source: Tanzania Daily News; All Africa

Tanzania financial markets have been rated on 11 slots in Africa overall index after scoring 44 per cent, heading to sustainable and inclusive growth. The index report, the first of its kind to be issued by Barclays Africa Group, showed that the country has beaten Egypt, Morocco and Ivory Coast.

Kenyan Listed Firms Beat the Odds to Record Growth


 | Source: The EastAfrican; All Africa

Kenya's capital markets overcame a turbulent year to record 11.5 per cent growth in market capitalisation for companies listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Tanzania: Interbank Cash Market to Determine Price of Money


 | Source: Tanzania Daily News - All Africa

The interbank cash market is set to take a monetary centre stage as the economy migrates to interest-rate targeting next month. Under the new monetary framework, the price of money will dwell on interbank rates unlike current that the rates are benched using government securities--treasury bills or bonds.

The interbank is financial system of trading currencies among banks and financial institutions. The new system, to be introduced next month, will enable the central bank to regulate closely...

Sudan: CBOs Develops New Controls to Enable Banks to Deal With Their Counterparts Abroad


 | Source: Sudan News Agency - All Africa

The Central Bank of Sudan has set new controls to enable Sudanese banks to deal with their foreign counterparts.

Cameroon: the Committee on Financial Markets has a satisfactory balance sheet


 | Source: Financial Afrik

In a greetings speech on Friday February 9 in Douala, the chairman of the commission (CMF) of financial markets, Jean-Claude Ngbwa, has drawn up a satisfactory balance sheet of the institution, at the end of the year 2017.

Nigeria: CBN Enforces Abolishment of Forex Charges, Issues Circular


 | Source: Leadership; All Africa

Following the agreement of the Bankers Committee last week to stop the collection of charges and fees on the sale of foreign exchange for invisibles, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday issued a circular to that effect.

Zimbabwe: RBZ Unveils Measures to Boost Investment


 | Source: All Africa

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) yesterday unveiled a raft of interventions to support foreign payments.

Tanzania to Close Down Nearly 150 Forex Bureaus


 | Source: All Africa

Tanzania targets to shut down about half of the country's 297 forex bureaus, the central bank said Tuesday.

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