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African Banker Awards coming up 11 June 2019

The African Banker Awards 2019 are coming up next week during the African Development Bank annual meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Dynamic banks are competing for awards including: African bank of the year African banker of the year Investment bank of the year Best retail bank Innovation in banking and 5 other categories For a […]

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 […]

Africa’s jumbo stock exchanges to link in 2019?

An ambitious project to link Africa’s 7 biggest securities exchanges is moving to implementation with a call this month for a project manager for the coming year. The African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP) aims to transform the number of trades on exchanges and investment flows across Africa by creating a platform so an investor in […]

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.

Pension funds power Africa’s infrastructure

Here is my article on a critical area for Africa to develop, creating the atmosphere for productive investments by fast-growing pension funds. Published in African Banker magazine.

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.

The winners – Africa’s top banks and bankers of 2016

Cameroon wins big at this year’s 10th African Banker Awards, Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank wins Bank of the Year and GT Bank CEO Segun Agbaje is Banker of the Year.

Sudan’s Khartoum Stock Exchange launches electronic trading system

Sudan’s Khartoum Stock Exchange inaugurated its electronic trading system on 24 March, which is funded by the African Development Bank.