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STOCK MARKETS

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.

Tanzania welcomes new IPO

Core Capital Tanzania Limited has launched an Initial Public Offer (IPO) for the Umande Unit Trust (UUT) scheme.

Ghana Stock Exchange: ADB Bank Initial Public Offer commence

July 08, 2015 Ghana Stock Exchange
The Agricultural Development Bank’s Initial Public Offer (IPO) has commenced. The bank announced on Friday July 3, 2015 that the offer of more than 80 million shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange had commenced.

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Sees 32 Percent Drop in Trading

July 03, 2015 Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange saw a 32 percent dip in trading in the first six months of the year, as most heavyweight stocks registered declines in volumes of trading.

BUSINESS

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+'.…

Tanzania: Commodity exchange market to begin soon

July 16, 2015 Tanzania
THE Tanzania Mercantile Exchange (TCX) is expecting to start trading by the end of this year as regulations and dealers will be in place at end-September.

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