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Work starts on African exchanges linkage project

Africa’s stock exchanges, regulators, central banks, stockbrokers and clearing systems are working together on the African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP), set to create trading and information links between the 7 leading securities exchanges. Participating exchanges at the first capital markets stakeholders’ roundtable were the West African regional exchange Bourse Regionale Valeures Mobilieres (BRVM), Casablanca Stock […]

African Economic Outlook 2019: Growth acclerates

Africa’s economic growth (measured by gross domestic product, GDP) is set to accelerate to 4.0% in 2019 and 4.1% in 2020. The good news comes in the African Economic Outlook 2019, published recently by the African Development Bank. Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says in the foreword: “The state of the continent is good. Africa’s general […]

First African fixed income ETF listed in Mauritius, tracking bond index

African Development Bank (AfDB) and Mauritius Commercial Bank Group (MCB) have launched the African Domestic Bond Fund (ADBF), a pioneer exchange-traded fund (ETF) accessible to investors through listing on 18 September on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

Opinion: Steps for regional integration of capital markets

Can regional integration work for Africa’s capital markets and securities exchanges?

AfDB and stock exchanges group ASEA sign MoU for capital markets projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) signed an MoU to deepen and connect Africa’s financial markets and mobilize more resources to drive growth.

AfDB $400,000 seed equity to central depositories link Africlear Global

The central depositories of Kenya and Nigeria have formed a joint venture Africlear Global with a custodian which is part of Altree Financial Services Group.

Commodity exchange builder teams up with pan-African bank

A dynamic African builder of turnkey commodity exchanges, eleni LLC, has teamed up with pan-African Ecobank to accelerate development of African agriculture.

African Development Bank starts move to Cote d’Ivoire in 2013

Africa’s top lending institution the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will start moving its headquarters and 1,500 employees from Tunisia to Ivory Coast, with first staff to move this year.

IFC and African Development Bank expand local currency finance

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and the African Development Bank are to work together to facilitate local currency lending and bond issuance in Africa. They signed an ISDA Master Agreement for this.

African Development Bank invests $100m to Agvance Africa PE fund of funds

The African Development Bank has approved an equity investment of US$100 million to Agvance Africa, which the bank claims is the first fund of funds focused on African agribusiness.