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May 2019

Bridging the Divide: Integrating SADC’s Capital Markets

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In line with SADC’s objective to establish a real-time integrated network of capital markets, the Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE) established an interconnectivity model that will allow investors in each country to trade on all SADC exchanges through their local brokers.

Summary:

  • In line with SADC’s objective to establish a real-time integrated network of capital markets, CoSSE established an interconnectivity model that will allow investors in each country to trade on all SADC exchanges through their local brokers.
  • An integrated regional capital market was expected to allow better investment choices, thereby bringing more customers to regional bourses and exposing companies listed on SADC exchanges to local and foreign investors.
  • Interconnectivity is hampered by low levels of cross-border flows, and the lack of readily accessible information and market data about products listed on other SADC exchanges.
  • One requirement for cross-border trading is access to information about prices, trading and opportunities in each SADC country – there is thus a need to improve the offerings of the SADC Brokers Network platform.
  • Regional cooperation allows exchanges to overcome common impediments that constrain the growth of fledgling and fragmented national capital markets.
  • CoSSE could encourage national exchanges to work towards interconnectivity and integration by leveraging the support of the private sector and donor community, and lobbying for political support in SADC structures.

Source:
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

BOTSWANA STOCK EXCHANGE LAUNCHES ITS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

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The Botswana Stock Exchange is calling on all SME’s to join its Tshipidi Mentorship Program (TMP), of which its objective is to offer techinical training to companies wishing to scale up their business and become issuers- at no cost. The TMP is a comprehensive program that is designed to guide and position SME’s to become more sustainable and productive through listing on the Exchange.