Tag Archive for 'East Africa'

Uganda Capital Markets Authority joins IOSCO MMoU Appendix A

Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Uganda has been admitted by International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) as signatory to Appendix A of Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU).

Regulators discuss East African bookbuilding and stockbroker licences

The regional forum, the East African Securities Regulatory Authorities (EASRA), is seeking to create a harmonized licensing framework for the region for brokers and dealers, and has also approved draft regulations on book-building for adoption by its members. The draft book-building regulations are to be shared with stakeholders in the member States and their views […]

Kenyan IPO only 60% subscribed but regional plans go ahead

Kenyan financial services firm British-American Investments Company Ltd. said on 23 August that its initial public offering (IPO) had only attracted 60.09% of the targeted KSh5.85 billion ($63million).

British American Investment launches Kenya IPO

British American Investment Company (Kenya) Ltd launched its initial public offer (IPO) this week. It aims to raise KES 5.58 billion (US$62.2 million) for expansion. The offer is open until 5 August, and it to list its shares on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

East Africa monetary union by 2012?

The East African Monetary Union is supposed to be effective from 2012. Senior officials including central bank governors, capital markets authorities, insurance and pensions regulatory agencies and national statistics officials are to meet in the last week of April 2011 for a third negotiation round.

Rwanda Chair calls for integrated East African capital market

Dr James Ndahiro, Chairperson of the Rwanda Stock Exchange, said East African countries should form a single stock market by 2015.

IFC invests $10 mn in East Africa’s Catalyst I private equity fund

IFC on 8 March announced it was investing $10 million in equity in Catalyst Fund I LLC. The fund aims to stimulate employment and accelerate economic growth across East Africa by improving access to equity financing for emerging and mid-size companies.