Capital Markets News

Severe fall in foreign direct investment in Africa


 | Source: FinancialAfrik

In 2017, Africa attracted only $ 42 billion, a decline of 21% compared to 2016. A stronger contraction in Southern Africa and Angola, but which does not spare Africa either Central and West Africa.


West Africa: COFINA records 16 billion CFA francs in subscriptions at the close of its first securitisation operation


 | Source: 35° Nord; All Africa

COFINA, Africa’s leading institution for mesofinance, has raised more than 16 billion CFA francs, an oversubscription of 60% reflecting strong investor interest.

Foreign investors ‘let go’ Nairobi Stock Exchange


 | Source: FinancialAfrik

Morose since April, the Kenyan financial market is pulled down by the massive disengagement of foreign institutional investors. A “frontier” market, the Nairobi Stock Exchange has two main characteristics attached to these financial centers in the making: significant growth potential and … a strong downward volatility.

Nigeria: Why Stock Market Declined in First Quarter, By Experts


 | Source: AllAfrica; The Guardian

Capital market experts have linked the unprecedented lull witnessed in the nation's stock market in the first quarter (Q1) to shift in the demand for equities for fixed income securities by Foreign Portfolio Investors, FPIs.

Afreximbank Partners FCSSC, MIAI for $1 billion fund to Support Industrialization, Boost Africa-South Cooperation


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) and the Made-in-Africa Initiative (MIAI) have announced a joint effort to mobilise $1 billion in equity fund to channel foreign direct investment from developing (South) economies towards Africa’s industrialization and integration into global value chains.

Uganda: BOU Announces Changes in Sale of Govt Securities


 | Source: The Independent; All Africa

Players in the government securities market are set to deal with the new rules effective July 2, 2018.

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.

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