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South Africa’s Energy Sector Small Independent Power Producers Program Comes Online This Year

South Africa’s Energy Sector Small Independent Power Producers Program Comes Online This Year

There has been a lot of movement in South Africa’s renewable energy sector due to South Africa’s green policy and government contracts to produce renewable energy. In SA’s Integrated Resource Plan, at least 42% of new energy generation must be renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Independent Producers (IPP) program will run through 2020 [...]

BVRM Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

The IC Composite declined 0.9% to close the week at 147.0 on the back of losses in PALM CI (-7.7%), CFAO CI (-7.5%), and SOGB (-7.1%). During the week, gains were recorded in SODE (+6.8%), Total CI (+4.8%), and SITAB CI (+3.2%). The top traders by value were Sonatel SN (USD 1.3m), PALM CI (USD 0.4m), and SAPH (USD 0.2m). Trading in these shares [...]

Mauritius Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

In Mauritius this week the Semdex was flat at 1,697.19 on better than average turnover of MUR 279.4m. Drops in the Investment Holding Company (-0.5%) and Consumer (-0.1%) sectors were balanced by gains in the Industrial (+1.3%) and Hotel (+1.3%) sectors. The MUR weakened 1.3% versus the USD to MUR 31.00. The MUR also weakened against the EUR, [...]

Kenya Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

The FTSE NSE 15 edged up 0.35% to 116.8 this week. Notable among the top gainers was Diamond Trust Bank (+9.6% to KES 125) and Athi River Mining (+6.8% to KES 235). Longhorn Kenya continued on its bear run shedding 20% to KES 10.00 to become the week’s top decliner. EABL (flat at KES 235), Equity Bank (+1.1% to KES 23.25) and Kenya Airways [...]

Uganda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

The USE ALSI declined 0.5% to close the week at 1,136.8 on the back of losses in cross listed Kenyan stocks. The Ugandan market has been closed most of the week, as the exchange is in the process of implementing new systems. In last Friday’s session, the traders by value were Stanbic Uganda (USD 27.5k), and Uganda Clays (USD 0.1k). The USE ALSI [...]

Rwanda Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

RSE turnover registered an increase from 107m last week to 218m this week. Top trader was Bralirwa generating 59% of total turnover while Bank of Kigali generated 41%. Bralirwa closed up 1.4% to RWF 432 while Bank of Kigali closed flat to RWF 130. In September 2012 the All Urban general (inflation) index is at 118.0, an increase of 0.22% over [...]

Nigeria Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

The All Share Index crossed the 27,000 mark after closing 3.5% higher at 27,371.3. The rise came largely on the back of strong gains in the banking and consumer sectors. Fidelity Bank (+37.3%), Diamond (+25.9%), Dangote Sugar Refinery (+25.9%), and Sterling Bank (+24.5%) were among the top gainers, while Nigeria Flour Mills (-5.3%), Dangote Flour [...]

Botswana Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

The domestic equity board raked in BWP 12.9m this week. Barclays (flat, BWP 6.98) was the most actively traded counter generating 54% of turnover. FSG followed with a trade of shares valued at BWP 2.2m (17% of turnover). The DCI edged up by marginally to 7,416. Letshego (+3.6%, BWP 1.45) was the top gainer whereas Primetime (-2.6%, BWP 1.90) [...]

Equatorial Guinea gives US$30 Million to FAO for Food Aid in Africa (Press Release)

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea – October 12, 2012 – Equatorial Guinea has offered US$30 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to assist African countries with food shortages and improve food security across the continent. The donation comes after a meeting between the President of Equatorial Guinea [...]

Tanzania Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 12, 2012

The DAR ALSI this week edged up 0.02% to 1,457.9. YTD, the index is up 11.9%. Value traded this week declined by 70% to TZS 240m. CRDB Bank and NMB Bank were week’s most active counters, accounting for 36% and 31% respectively of the total turnover. The only gainer was Swissport, up 5.8% to TZS 1,460. There were no decliners. Vodacom Tanzania [...]

A View of China-Africa Cooperation from Beijing

A View of China-Africa Cooperation from Beijing

“The dynamics of China-Africa economic and trade cooperation changes all the time,” says Yanjuan Wang, Executive Editor of ChinAfrica Magazine. China’s engagement in Africa started with providing assistance to African governments, e.g., building railway systems in Tanzania and Zambia, several decades ago. Now, China’s government is [...]

Nominations Open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2012 (Press Release)

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 10, 2012 For the second consecutive year, FORBES AFRICA and its panellists will search the continent for the ‘FORBES AFRICA Person of The Year’. 2012 has been an exciting year for entrepreneurs and business across Africa. Who do you believe has made a real impact in business by stimulating economic [...]

Business Boot Camp Competition for Early Stage Entrepreneurs Starts in South Africa (Press Release)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012: In South Africa, early stage entrepreneurs are generally ignored as they only tend to attract funding once the business has existing revenues. Now for the first time, selected entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to convert their business ideas into commercial realities via the Seed Engine Business Accelerator. Says [...]

Lumkile Mondi of Industrial Development Corporation Announced as Keynote for Doing Business in Fast-Growing Africa Being Held in Spain (Press Release)

October 10, 2012, Madrid AFRISPAIN announces Lumkile Mondi, Chief Economist at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, is the African keynote speaker at the Doing Business in Fast-Growing Africa conference. The conference is be held at the University Castilla La Mancha in Toledo, Spain on November 19, 2012. Seven of the [...]

Egypt Stock Market Commentary – Week Ending October 5, 2012

The EGX30 reversed its momentum this week, shedding 2.7% as talks with the IMF have been delayed to give the government more time to draw up its economic reform program. Leading the way down was the telecoms sector (-5.0%), with MOBINIL (-5.7%), Telecom Egypt (-4.2%), and Orascom Telecom (-5.5%) all down sharply. Property stocks also took a [...]

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