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STOCK MARKETS

Dangote to list on London Stock Exchange next year

April 30, 2015 Nigerian Stock Exchange
Dangote Group's CEO, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has said his company would be ready to list on the London Stock Exchange by next year.

BRVM Investment Days: West Africa’s financial centre comes closer to the London Stock Exchange

April 29, 2015 BRVM
The regional stock exchange for the eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and many West-African companies have met investors from the London Stock Exchange.

Turnover On Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Falls 22 Percent in Q1

April 28, 2015 Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
THE value of shares traded on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange fell by 22,2 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same quarter last year as liquidity tightened.

Kenya: Capital markets regulator crafting rules for new index-linked products

Regulations for new collective investment products modelled on unit trusts but with lower management fees will be introduced by July this year.

Nairobi bourse to classify Gems firms in other sectors from May 19

The NSE will from May 19 classify the four companies under the Growth and Enterprise Market (Gems) segment with other stocks, ending their separate category.

EGX hosts African Securities Exchanges Association Meetings Monday

April 27, 2015 Egyptian Exchange
The African Stock Exchange Association (ASEA) has chosen the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) to host ASEA Executive Committee meetings scheduled to take place Monday, according to a statement.

BUSINESS

IMF and World Bank Announce US$1.1 billion Debt Relief for Chad

April 29, 2015 Chad
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) have decided to support US$1.1 billion in total debt relief for Chad, of which US$1.0 billion is expected to be delivered by multilateral…

Angola maintains rate as inflation rises further

April 28, 2015 Angola
Angola's central bank maintained its benchmark Basic Interest Rate (BNA) at 9.25 percent, citing an increase in inflation, a depreciation of the kwanza's exchange rate and an annual increase of 13.2 percent in the stock of credit to the economy.

Atlas Mara announces potential acquisition of stake in Banque Populaire du Rwanda

April 28, 2015 Rwanda
Atlas Mara Limited announced that it is in exclusive discussions to invest approximately $22.5 million in Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR), which, if successfully concluded, will result in Atlas Mara owning 45% of BPR.Following this transaction,…

Fitch Affirms Morocco at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

April 27, 2015 Morocco
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Morocco's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings at 'BBB-' and 'BBB', respectively. The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Morocco's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also…

Fitch: Sub-Saharan Banks' Growth Offsets Commodity Falls

April 27, 2015 Africa
Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should provide favourable conditions for the region's banks in 2015, despite the decline in commodity prices, says Fitch Ratings. Credit growth is set to expand because there is strong demand for infrastructure financing…

S&P: Republic of Cameroon 'B/B' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Stable

April 27, 2015 Cameroon
On April 24, 2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'B' long-term and 'B' short-term sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of Cameroon. The outlook is stable.

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