Friday, 18 April 2014
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LuSE All Share Index 2014-04-04 5,896.12 7.15% 10.12% 11.25% 40.57% 49.86%


Nigeria's Skye Bank aiming for 15% loan growth, more capital

April 16, 2014 Nigerian Stock Exchange
Nigerian lender Skye Bank is targeting retail and business customers this year with a goal to expand loans by 15 percent, up from 2 percent growth last year, its incoming chief executive said on Tuesday.

Nairobi Securities Exchange profits increase by 210% in 2013

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) yesterday morning announced their 2013 financial results at a press briefing that marked the premier public announcement of the bourse’s performance in its sixty year history.

Glencore to buy Chad oil firm Caracal for $1.3 bln

Mining company Glencore Xstrata has agreed to buy Chad-focused oil company Caracal Energy for about 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion), a deal that will allow the commodity giant to expand upstream in the oil sector.

After Kenya's NSE, the JSE transforms its Brand Identity

After the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) last week, today the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) revealed its new brand which demonstrates the bourse's identity as a modern African marketplace that connects investors to growth opportunities…

South Africa's Steinhoff plans to list shares of European unit this year - paper

South African furniture and household goods maker Steinhoff plans a stock market listing for its European unit this year, German weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported on Saturday, citing financial sources.

South Africa's JD Group prices $240 mln rights issue at no discount

South African furniture retailer JD Group Ltd priced its $240 million rights offer at its current share price on Friday, to shore up its balance sheet after a spike in bad debts.


Total discovers oil in deep offshore Ivory Coast

April 17, 2014 Ivory Coast
The Total-operated Saphir-1XB exploration well on Block CI-514 proved the presence of liquid hydrocarbons in the deep offshore west of Ivory Coast.

Namibia central bank keeps rates steady, economy to grow

April 16, 2014 Namibia
Namibia's central bank kept its main lending rate unchanged at 5.5 percent for the seventh straight time on Wednesday, saying economic growth was expected to continue in 2014 while inflation would remain at sustainable levels.

Nigeria March inflation edges up to 7.8% year/year

April 16, 2014 Nigeria
Nigerian annual consumer price inflation edged up in March to 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in February as food prices rose, the statistics bureau (NBS) said on Monday.

Kenya says will release revised GDP data in September

April 12, 2014 Kenya
Kenya will rebase its gross domestic product and release the data in September, which is likely to have the effect of increasing its GDP, now about $37 billion a year, the statistics office said on Friday.

Ghana national oil firm seeks $1 bln to become independent operator

April 12, 2014 Ghana
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is seeking $1 billion to fund its plan to become an independent operator in seven years and will also seek to build an oil trading desk with its partner Unipec, chief executive Alex Mould said.

Uganda coffee exports up 12% yr/yr in March - UCDA

April 11, 2014 Uganda
Uganda's coffee exports in March rose by 11.9 percent year-on-year to 348,423 60-kg bags, helped by end-of-season stockpile clearance, a source at the state agency said on Friday.