Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) Live
|BSE-DCI Index||Year-to-Date||Market Cap.|
|7,065.71 (-2.03)||-428.84 (5.72%)||BWP 394.25Bn|
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE), located in the capital Gaborone, is the country's national stock exchange founded in 1989 to operate and regulate the equities and fixed interest securities market. The Exchange, which provides a gateway for raising capital and accessing investment opportunities in Botswana, is widely reckoned one of Africa's best performing stock exchanges, averaging 24% aggregate return in the past decade. Today, the bourse is the third largest stock exchange in Southern Africa in terms of market capitalization. The BSE, as a statutory body, puts in the effort to maintain a fair and efficient market by means of its surveillance and compliance committees, and the Botswana Stock Exchange Act No 11 of 1994 which ensures the operation of the capital market with the highest due regard to the public interest, protection of investors, and regulation of the affairs of its dealing members. The BSE Domestic Companies Index, which tracks indigenous companies, is the benchmark index for the Botswana stock market.
|Bottom Losers (2)||Top Movers (7)|
There are currently 37 listed companies on the Botswana Stock Exchange including common stock and exchange traded funds. The BSE has a healthy mixture of local and foreign companies.
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BSE TRADING SUMMARY FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020: At the end of today's trading session on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE), a total of 19,464,947 shares were traded. The current BSE market capitalization is BWP 394.25 billion.
In the aggregate, seven BSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with disappointingly two losers, namely, Botswana Diamonds Plc (-7.69%) and Botswana Telecom Corporation (-1.18%). There were no gainers. Letshego Holdings recorded the highest volume of 19.3 million traded shares, followed by Botswana Telecom Corporation (68,464), Botswana Diamonds Plc (54,330) and Sefalana Holding Company Ltd (12,580).
Regarding the performance of BSE market indices, the benchmark BSE Domestic Companies Index (BSE-DCI) pared 2.03 (-0.03%) points to close at 7,065.71, representing a 1-week loss of 0.51%, a 4-week loss of 0.74%, and an overall year-to-date loss of 5.72%. Other remarkable indices that performed were the BSE Foreign Companies Index (-0%; -0.79% YTD), BSE Foreign Resource Sector Index (-0%; -0.83% YTD), BSE Local Asset Sector Index (-0%; -0.03% 1WK; -0.96% YTD), and BSE Domestic Financial Sector Index (+0%; -0.44% 1WK; -4.04% YTD).