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STOCK MARKETS

Kenya's bourse delays derivatives market launch to third quarter

Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange has delayed the roll out of a derivatives market to this quarter from the earlier target date of the second quarter to adequately prepare the market for the launch, it said on Wednesday.

Nairobi Securities Exchange Links Up With Uganda Share System

Share trade between the Kenyan and Ugandan exchanges has become easier after both markets linked their electronic depository systems.

Afinitas debuts on Botswana Stock Exchange

July 29, 2015 Botswana Stock Exchange
A new investment firm, Afinitas yesterday listed 213 million shares at P1 per share on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) despite its Initial Public Offer (IPO) being heavily under-subscribed.

Botswana Stock Exchange introduces market making to improve liquidity

July 27, 2015 Botswana Stock Exchange
Market making is described as the act of simultaneously submitting bid and offer prices into the Automated Trading System (ATS) with the intention of infusing liquidity in securities that are not frequently traded on the stock exchange.

Uganda Securities Exchange starts automated trading

Trading at the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) will no longer involve a large white board with traders submitting their bids and offers using marker pens.

Uganda Securities Exchange to Begin Automated Trading

After years of preparations, Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) is set to start automated trading.

BUSINESS

East African Securities Exchange Association Cuts Share Transfer Time

July 29, 2015 Africa
The East African Securities Exchange Association (EASEA) has reduced the period of transferring securities (shares) from one stock exchange to another to between 24 to 48 hours from one week.

West African Development Bank (BOAD) plans to raise USD 500 million in international markets

July 27, 2015 Africa
African Press Organization (APO)/ — Mr Christian Adovelande, President of the West African Development Bank (Banque Ouest Africaine de Developpement, BOAD), held a press conference at the BOAD headquarters in Lomé, which was attended by…

Zambia succeeds in getting $1.2bn Eurobond

July 25, 2015 Zambia
ZAMBIA has successfully been issued the targeted amount of US$1.25 billion Eurobond for infrastructure development.

Capital Market Development in Rwanda

July 24, 2015 Rwanda
Since inception, Rwanda’s capital market has been able to mobilise capital worth RwF 196 billion (USD 235 Million) both in equities and bonds. Today, the Rwanda Stock Exhange market capitalization stands at RwF 3.1 trillion (USD 4.2 billion).

Fitch Revises Kenya's Outlook to Negative

July 20, 2015 Kenya
Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on Kenya's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to Negative from Stable and affirmed them at 'B+' and 'BB-', respectively. The agency has also affirmed the Short-term IDR at 'B' and…

Fitch Affirms Rwanda at 'B+'; Outlook Stable

July 20, 2015 Rwanda
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Rwanda's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'B+' with a Stable Outlook. The issue ratings on Rwanda's senior unsecured foreign- and local-currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'B+'.…

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