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African bond markets statistics

Statistics on African local currency bond markets from African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) annual report 2017: Total outstanding amount African bonds and bills up 13% to $413bn in 2017, more than 80% of the total comes from 5 countries.

Local bond markets to fore at AfDB workshop

African Development Bank’s African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) is discussing local-currency bond markets this week in Johannesburg with over 30 countries present to discuss domestic institutional investors and a key African bond index.

Impact Exchange (iX) gets closer to launch on Stock Exchange of Mauritius

A partnership between the innovative Stock Exchange of Mauritius and social enterprise NeXii is making great progress towards setting up the Impact Exchange (iX) board on a globally recognized stock exchange. Six companies have gone through the listing process and the iX board expects to start trading in the third quarter of 2013.

Sierra Leone to be world’s fastest growing economy in 2012? (50% GDP growth forecast)

Sierra Leone could be the fastest-growing economy in the world in 2012, according to a story on Bloomberg’s Businessweek, which says Finance Minister Samura Kamara forecasts growth at 50%, because of new iron ore mines coming on stream, and 10% in 2013 and in 2014.

Stock Exchange of Mauritius aims to be global centre for listing funds

The dynamic Stock Exchange of Mauritius is pushing ahead with building itself as a secure base for international funding transactions and an African alternative to international listing venues. It is moving to becoming a multi-product exchange aimed at the international market.