Tag Archive for 'Kenya'

Nairobi opens second derivatives market in sub-Saharan Africa

The Nairobi Securities Exchange says the first trades on its new derivatives market NEXT went smoothly on 4 July, according to media reports. The NEXT market is set up to trade equity index futures and single stock futures. Initially trading is offered in 5 single stock futures and futures on the NSE 25 Index. The […]

Do Africa’s $372bn pension fund assets facilitate inclusive growth and social stability?

Africa’s $372bn pension fund assets – do they facilitate inclusive growth and social stability? Is the money well invested, including capital markets and equities, private equity and infrastructure development? Bright Africa report by RisCura.

Kenya’s revolutionary mobile phone M-Akiba bond on 21 Oct

Kenya’s National Treasury will float a KES5 billion ($48.6 million) M-Akiba 5-year infrastructure bond on 21 Oct which will only be purchased through mobile-phone platforms. The minimum investment will be KES3,000 ($29.13) . The bond works with M-Pesa mobile money solutions where 23m Kenyans have accounts.

More weather index insurance for African smallholder farmers

IFC signed 2 grant agreements with MicroEnsure Ltd for index-based weather insurance to help small-scale farmers in Rwanda and Zambia manage drought and too much rain.

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).

Nairobi SE broker backoffice system to support online share trading

The Nairobi Stock Exchange has bought a new broker back office (BBO) system which it hopes will boost liquidity and attract listings, including offering online trading and is set to go live this March. The exchange and the vendor, Chella Software of India, are training personnel at stockbrokers, investment banks and others. The system cost KSh75 million (US$880,000).