Tag Archive for 'ECX'

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) CEO resigns

The CEO of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX), Ermias Eshetu, has tendered his resignation, according to a news report. He will stay until a successor is found.

Do African commodities exchanges achieve the desired results?

The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) has received at least $29m in donor funding since 2008 but is it achieving its aims of transforming agriculture for small farmers? A review of some articles.

Top speakers for BAFM capacity-building seminar 18-19 May

Leaders and movers of African capital markets are heading to Casablanca for the 6th Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) capacity-building seminar on 18-19 May, organized by Casablanca Stock Exchange with the African Securities Exchanges Association.

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange gets online trading platform

The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) has unveiled an online trading platform, eTRADE, that has capacity for nearly 5,000 times more transactions than its current “open outcry”.

Why do Africa’s commodity exchanges fail and why do donors love them?

Commodity exchange trading floors failed in in 5 countries, but at least 8 new commodity exchanges were started in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades with the aim of improving food security for local populations when the money could have been better spent.

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.

New commodity exchange to transform Ghana’s agriculture

A public-private partnership consortium, including the Government of Ghana (as minority), local and international investors, aim to finalize fund-raising for a new Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) during April and to build the exchange within 12 months.

Ethiopian Commodity Exchange trades over USD1bn in year to July

Ethiopia’s Government says trading on the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange totalled transacted some Birr 20 billion ($1.06 bn) worth of commodities on the trading floor during the 2012/13 Ethiopian state budget year (to July).

Making the market, the story of the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange

This article by Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, CEO of the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange, gives a fascinating, self-critical and revealing account of the creation of the exchange and the sometimes breakneck pace at which the market grew. It’s very good, and well worth reading in full.