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Africa is a region of immense economic potential only hindered by unstable political regimes, weak public institutions, and lackluster policy enactments. However, recent years have seen big strides in these areas raising a positive outlook for the continent. After experiencing its slowest growth in a period of over two decades in 2016, the African economy is expected to rebound at an accelerated pace on the back of significant improvements in monetary policies and increased investments in infrastructure. Issuance of sovereign bonds on many international capital markets further attests to the global positive sentiment toward the region.

A stock exchange, typically representing a country's capital market, provides a market where securities are traded under regulated procedures. It not only channels funds into the economy, but also provides investors with returns on investments in the form of dividends. The exchange fulfills its main function of raising capital for listed companies by re-channeling cash resources into productive economic activity, thus building the economy while enhancing job opportunities and wealth creation. This platform attempts to make accessible relevant market information on publicly traded companies across the various stock exchanges in Africa.

Ghana Stock Exchange

▴ 1.54 (0.08%)
GSE-CI IndexYear-to-DateMarket Cap.
1,820.22 (+1.54)-436.93 (19.36%)GHS 53.1Bn

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), incorporated in 1989, is the sole secondary capital market in the country. It is governed by a nine-member council consisting of independent members and representatives from dealing members and listed companies. The GSE also operates the Ghana Alternative Market which is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises. Since its inception, the GSE has undergone several reforms to improve liquidity, enhance efficiency, and attract more investors. The Foreign Exchange Act of 2006 (Act 723), for example, eliminated regulatory limits that affected foreign and non-resident investors allowing free foreign exchange remitability for the original capital plus all capital gains and related earnings, however, subject to an 8% withholding tax which is also the final tax on dividends. This tax applies to all investors, both resident and non-resident. Capital gains on listed securities are, however, exempt from tax.

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

▴ 428.36 (0.73%)
J203 IndexYear-to-DateMarket Cap.
58,710.34 (+428.36)+1,626.24 (2.85%)ZAR 15.38Tr

The JSE (officially, JSE Limited) had its origin in 1887 when Benjamin Minors Wollan proposed to a meeting of the Exchange and Chambers Company board and members that a stock exchange should be established. On November 8, Wollan founded the Johannesburg Exchange & Chambers Company by providing a facility to conduct trading. By January 1890, listings had expanded to more than 300 companies. Fast forward to 2001, the JSE struck an agreement with the London Stock Exchange to enable cross-dealing between the two exchange and run LSE's trading system on the JSE. In April 2014, the JSE re-branded as a modern African marketplace that connects investors to growth opportunities, not only in South Africa, but across the globe.

NASI IndexYear-to-DateMarket Cap.
146.22 (+0.00)-20.19 (12.13%)KES 2.2Tr

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), which was constituted in 1954 as a voluntary association of stockbrokers and registered under the Societies Act, is today a leading African Exchange. The Exchange is based in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, and has had a pivotal role in the process of economic development in the country. Dealing in both fixed and variable income securities, the NSE has triggered the reallocation of financial resources from dormant to active agents, helping local and international companies access cost-effective capital. Being innovative and diverse, the Exchange has become partners with several international organizations. The NSE is a member of the World Federation of Exchange, and a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association and the East African Securities Exchanges Association. The NSE is also a member of the Association of Futures Market and a partner exchange in the UN-led SSE initiative.

Nigerian Stock Exchange

▴ 31.27 (0.09%)
NSE-ASI IndexYear-to-DateMarket Cap.
35,088.09 (+31.27)+8,246.02 (30.72%)NGN 18.32Tr

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) was founded on September 15, 1960 and commenced trading in June the following year. It is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria and licensed under the Investments and Securities Act. Originally named Lagos Stock Exchange, it was renamed to its current name in 1977. Since then, the NSE has seen significant growth. In fact, the benchmark NSE All-Share Index, which was launched in 1984 with a base value of 100, had crossed the 1000-point mark by September 1992, ultimately reaching a peak of 66,371.20 in March 2008. Adopting best practices in corporate governance, the NSE is recognized by several international and regional organizations. The Exchange is a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association and also a member of International Organization of Securities Commissions, World Federation of Exchanges, and Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative.

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

▴ 30.40 (1.92%)
ZSE-ASI IndexYear-to-DateMarket Cap.
1,612.61 (+30.40)+1,382.53 (600.89%)ZWL 609.44Bn

History of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) dates back to 1896 when Cecil Rhodes founded the first exchange in Bulawayo. However, the ZSE's true antecedent is the one founded in 1946 by Alfred Mulock Bentley; and after the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Act was passed into law in 1976, the modern-day ZSE came into being. In 1993, certain regulations were repealed to allow foreign participation on the exchange though limited by a maximum holding of 15% individually or 49% collectively in any listed company. Today, the ZSE operates under the oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ) which in 2009 established an investor protection fund to provide compensation to whoever suffers losses as a direct consequence of malpractice on the part of a market player or in the event of insolvency. The SECZ, as a statutory body, also determines the level of capitalization required for members of the Exchange.


Index of African Stock Exchanges:

  1. Botswana Stock Exchange
  2. BRVM Stock Exchange
  3. Ghana Stock Exchange
  4. Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  5. Lusaka Stock Exchange
  6. Malawi Stock Exchange
  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Comments (60)

  1. BonifaceBoniface
    Oct 27, 2020 16:32 GMT

    Would love to have a application.

  2. EmmanuelEmmanuel
    Oct 14, 2020 07:11 GMT

    Hi,

    Thank you for the wonderful platform. Just want to know if it will be possible for you to also add details for the Johannesburg stock exchange in S.A.

    Thank you.

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Oct 14, 2020 11:41 GMT

      Yes, it's possible. Let's see what happens before the year's end.

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    Sep 22, 2020 09:27 GMT

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    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Sep 22, 2020 12:39 GMT

      Thank you as well for the kind words. You're right, a donation facility is currently not set up. If I do, it wouldn't be hard to find :)

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  5. machame Henrymachame Henry
    Jun 14, 2020 20:27 GMT

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  6. BoubaBouba
    May 13, 2020 14:38 GMT

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing your valuable information. I have developed an api in python that request prices for a given stock. It will be easier for Africans interested in stock market to manipulate data and make their own analysis.
    I have acknowledge your website on the information and parameter to enter.
    I would like to get your permission before publishing the package on python website.

    1. njunga hehunjunga hehu
      Jun 12, 2020 08:51 GMT

      Hi,

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  7. Carl Joshua NcubeCarl Joshua Ncube
    Jan 20, 2020 11:41 GMT

    Are we allowed to use content from your website for our news in Zimbabwe?

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Jan 20, 2020 14:26 GMT

      Certainly; so far as its usage is within the legal parameters of journalistic fair use.

  8. AIDEN APEYUSIAIDEN APEYUSI
    Dec 10, 2019 11:00 GMT

    hello sir, i will want to find out if the apis to the NSE is available or public for use.

  9. Bartholomew BachoriBartholomew Bachori
    Nov 19, 2019 15:18 GMT

    Please, Micheal, I am currently working on an MPhil thesis paper which I will need the Daily, Weekly and Monthly data on GSE index fro the period 2000 to date. How do I get this data? Can you help me to get it?

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Nov 20, 2019 12:41 GMT

      Try here: gse.com.gh/...

  10. LavLav
    Aug 20, 2019 16:03 GMT

    Hey - love this. I'm working with an Afrikan cooperative and they'd like to embed this same information on their site ( linking back to you) - is it possible to get this feed on their site?
    Or the embed code?

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Aug 20, 2019 19:15 GMT

      Sorry, there's no such facility at the moment.

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