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STOCK MARKETS

Tanzania: Liberalisation lifts DSE business

DAR ES SALAAM Stock Exchange (DSE) turnover has increased by almost seven times in this year’s first quarter compared to the similar one last year, thanks to capital account liberalisation.

Uganda: DFCU deal with Norway’s Norfund under scrutiny

The deal under which Norway’s Norfund transferred its shares in Dfcu bank to NorFinance last year is under investigation, it has emerged.

Egyptian Exchange Launches The Electronic Disclosure System

April 22, 2015 Egyptian Exchange
In a step to raise the Egyptian market efficiency and to increase the disclosure and transparency levels, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) will launch next Thursday the first electronic system for direct disclosure of companies, where the listed…

Lucara Diamond recovers 342 carat diamond at its karowe mine

April 21, 2015 Botswana Stock Exchange
Lucara Diamond has recovered a 341.9 carat gem quality diamond from its Karowe Mine in Botswana, the company said in a statement.

Kenya: Local firms to tap into London bourse

PUBLICLY traded companies will soon be able to tap funds from rich international investors by cross-listing shares on London Stock Exchange, the world's fifth largest bourse by wealth.

Q1: Nigerian Stock Exchange still worst performer in Africa Exchanges

April 20, 2015 Nigerian Stock Exchange
Analysis has revealed the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as the worst performing market in first quarter (Q1) of this year, pointing out the performance of the two key indicators to be far below average perfor­mance of other exchanges’ indices within…

BUSINESS

Republic of Kenya Ratings Affirmed At 'B+/B'; Outlook Stable

April 21, 2015 Kenya
On April 17, 2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'B+/B' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Kenya. The outlook is stable.

Angola Sovereign wealth Fund creates five more venture capital funds

April 14, 2015 Angola
The Angola Sovereign Fund has set up five venture capital funds for high-growth industries and the economic and social development of Angola and sub-Saharan Africa, the fund said in a statement sent to Macauhub.

Fitch Affirms Ethiopia at 'B'; Outlook Stable

April 13, 2015 Ethiopia
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ethiopia's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'B'. The issue ratings on senior unsecured foreign currency bonds are also affirmed at 'B'. The Outlooks on the Long-term IDRs are Stable.…

Zimbabwe: 87 companies liquidated in 2014, 60 placed under judicial management

April 09, 2015 Zimbabwe
A TOTAL of 87 companies were liquidated in 2014 compared to 44 in the year ago period while companies under judicial management rose to 60 from 44, data obtained from the Master of High Court shows.

Cameroon announces the introduction of new companies on the Douala Stock Exchange

March 31, 2015 Cameroon
In order to revive the Douala Stock Exchange (DSX), the Cameroonian government is expected to soon list new public and parapublic companies.

Standard & Poor's: Republic of Zambia 'B+/B' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Remains Negative

March 30, 2015 Zambia
On March 27, 2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'B+/B' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Zambia. The outlook is still negative.

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