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STOCK MARKETS

Yetu Microfinance to list on Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

YETU Microfinance is launching an Initial Public Offer (IPO) to raise 12.5bn/- as seed capital through sale of shares, thus making it set to become the first microfinance institution to list on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE).

Egyptian dairy maker Domty plans IPO early 2016

June 18, 2015 Egyptian Exchange
One of Egypt's top dairy makers, Arabian Food Industries Company (Domty), plans an initial public offering (IPO) on the Cairo bourse this year, or early in 2016, its vice chief executive said.

EFG Hermes Announces Entry into Leasing Services

June 18, 2015 Egyptian Exchange
EFG Hermes, the leading investment bank in the Arab world, announced today the launch of EFG Hermes Leasing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the firm specializing in providing leasing services to large corporates and SMEs across Egypt. EFG Hermes…

50 stockbroking firms inactive for months on Nigerian Stock Exchange

June 18, 2015 Nigerian Stock Exchange
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is currently a haven for about 50 inactive stockbroking firms, most of which have not recorded any form of trading activity for three or more months, BusinessDay can disclose.

Flo-Tek ponders Botswana Stock Exchange listing

June 18, 2015 Botswana Stock Exchange
The Lobatse-based pipe manufacturing firm, Flo-Tek is pondering on listing on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE).

Ghana Commodity Exchange takes off in June 2016

June 16, 2015 Ghana Stock Exchange
Trading on the proposed Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), which is aimed at providing ready market for grains and cereal producers is set to commence in June 2016, the Project Coordinator, Mr Robert Dowuona Owoo, has said.

BUSINESS

Rwanda Stock Exchange: Crystal Telecom IPO Oversubscribed By 123 Percent

June 18, 2015 Rwanda
Crystal Telecom's initial public offering (IPO) has been oversubscribed by 123 per cent, according to a statement released by the firm.

MasterCard and Ecobank partner to accelerate electronic Payments in Africa

June 16, 2015 Africa
Leading pan-African banking group Ecobank Transnational Inc. yesterday signed a landmark multi-country agreement with global payments technology company MasterCard to bring MasterCard’s payment solutions to more than 32 sub-Saharan African markets.…

Standard & Poor's: Ratings On South Africa Affirmed; Outlook Stable

June 15, 2015 South Africa
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its long- and short-term foreign currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of South Africa at 'BBB-/A-3'. We also affirmed the 'BBB+/A-2' long- and short-term local currency ratings. The outlooks…

Moody's: Broadly stable outlook for Sub-Saharan African sovereign credit quality despite global headwinds

May 19, 2015 Africa
The credit quality of sovereigns in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the next 12-18 months will be supported by strong infrastructure investment, structural reforms and competitiveness gains from currency depreciation, says Moody's Investors Service in…

Nigeria, South africa, Kenya, Plan More ETF Cross-Listings

May 19, 2015 Africa
Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya are planning to cross-list more exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on their stock markets to boost liquidity of the securities, Tamsin Freemantle, business development manager of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has…

Fitch Affirms Namibia's Investment-Grade Credit Rating

May 19, 2015 Namibia
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Namibia's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BBB-' and 'BBB', respectively. The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Namibia's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have…

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