The African Development Bank Group has launched a project to support development of domestic debt markets and financial systems in four West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) countries: the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
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The Republic of Congo has launched a public bond offering "EOCG 6.25% NET 2021-2026 ” which aims to raise 100bn CFA francs, at a net interest rate of 6.25% and a maturity of five years.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has received final approvals of its demutualisation plan from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) respectively.
Prudential Investment Managers has announced that it will be further strengthening its ties with its global global parent and founding shareholder, M&G Investments, taking advantage of new opportunities that have arisen from the de-merger of M&G from Prudential in October 2019.
Ecobank Nigeria, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group, has successfully priced its $300m bond issuance maturing in February 2026, with settlement of the bond to take place on February 16, 2021.
In 2021, Sub–Saharan Africa’s (SSA) macro outlook will be shaped by three themes: FX policy; a sluggish services sector and a fiscal overhang, according to Renaissance Capital.
The African Development Bank has announced the addition of two new countries - Mauritius and Morocco - to its Bloomberg African Bond Indices (ABABI), marking a steady progress in the Bank’s efforts to deepen the continent’s local currency bond market.
Centum Real Estate, a subsidiary of the NSE-listed Centum Investment Company, has opened a KES4bn project bond issue to finance its ongoing housing projects.
Old Mutual, a Pan-African financial services Group, has concluded a successful bond issuance, raising R2bn and attracting new investors in the process.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has invested XOF 8.3bn ($15m) in a local currency capital market bond issue by Senegal’s Port Autonome de Dakar (PAD), the owner of the Port of Dakar.
Sanlam Investments has partnered with international asset manager and pioneer in sustainable investing, Robeco, to enhance and cement their commitment to sustainable investment practices and, in turn, revitalise their purpose and create fresh impact.
In South Africa, March and April were volatile months for fixed income investors, but the market has been relatively stable since, Lyle Sankar, fund manager at PSG Asset Management, has said.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) has acted as an anchor investor in a bond issued in London on June 8, 2020 by HTA Group (HT), a whole owned subsidiary of Helios Towers.
Nasdaq has added two of the world’s largest issuers of social bonds to Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network, a global and publicly available platform designed to improve transparency in the market for green, social and sustainability bonds.