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African stock markets post strong numbers

African markets to cross list exchange traded funds

Investors will gain exposure to shares listed on the Johannesburg, Kenyan and Nigerian stock exchanges once the three major markets cross list equities, commodities and bonds through exchange traded funds. The move will lead to improved liquidity on the Africa's exchanges.
African stock markets post strong numbers

African stock markets post strong numbers

A strong year is expected for equity capital markets in Africa following the highest level of activity in 2014 in five years. In total, $11-billion was raised in initial public offerings and further offers in the year, and 24 African IPO companies were listed.
JSE in hedge fund trading first

African stock exchanges ‘must link up’

Africa's stock markets must collaborate to make the most of historic levels of investor interest in the continent, says Johannesburg Stock Exchange chief executive Nicky Newton-King.
SA fares well in emerging markets study

Stock exchanges and African growth

As investors look increasingly for opportunities in fast-growing Africa, one challenge is to identify the best avenue for entering the market. Africa Renewal's Masimba Tafirenyika reflects on what is needed to boost the growth of Africa's stock markets.
BRICS stock exchanges form alliance

BRICS stock exchanges form alliance

The stock exchanges of the BRICS emerging market bloc - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have announced an initiative to cross-list benchmark equity index derivatives on each other's boards, in an effort to expose investors to opportunities in the world's leading developing markets.
South Africa's 'listings boom'

South Africa’s ‘listings boom’

The number of companies seeking to list on South Africa's stock exchanges increased from two to 17 in the third quarter of 2007 compared to the same period a year ago, in what professional services firm Ernst & Young describes as a "listings boom".


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