Market Insight: March 21, 2014


Africa

•  Namibia says extension of Walvis Bay port to continue this year
•  Rio finds iron ore in Botswana, chamber of mines says
•  Ethiopia sees output at Africa's biggest power plant by 2015

Nigeria

•  ASI +0.46%, $23.5mill
•  Some aggressive buying in bank stocks as the index gained 3.41%
•  Nigeria minister says some power companies may list in 2-3 years

Kenya

•  NSE20 +0.08%, $9.5mill
•  Local investors dominated trading yesterday

Botswana

•  DCI -15bps, $648k

Egypt

•  EGX30 +208bps, $235mill

Mauritius

•  Semdex -12bps, $1.46mill

South Africa

•  Top40 -34bps, $3.1bn

Zimbabwe

•  Ind -84bps, mining +161bps, $650k

African Currencies

Country

Notation

Currency

YTD %

South Africa

ZAR

10.93

-4.00

Nigeria

NGN

164.70

-2.67

Kenya

KES

86.45

-0.17

Mauritius

MUR

30.10

-0.17

Botswana

BWP

8.94

-2.27

Tanzania

TZS

1638.00

-2.93

Uganda

TZSUGX

2537.59

-0.42

Rwanda

RWF

681.51

-0.81

Ghana

GHS

2.66

-10.71

BRVM

XOF

479.26

+0.19

Egypt

EGP

6.96

-0.21

Morocco

MAD

8.16

+0.21

Tunisia

TND

1.58

+3.97

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