Movers & Shakers: December 29, 2017

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Botswana: DCI unch, USD 37k

Another slow day in Gaborone on the last trading day of the year.

Kenya: NSE 20 unch, USD 2.25m

Market turnover declined again today in Nairobi, while the NSE20 was little changed. Safaricom sprung to life today thanks to a few crosses as 3.6m shares traded with the counter closing +1.9% higher. Equity conspicuously gained +2.6% to close at KES39.75. Elsewhere, the rest of the market was extremely quiet.

Mauritius: Semdex +0.29%, USD 1.51m

MCBG (+0.7%, Rs273.00) clipped higher again today and was dominated by foreign purchases. SBMH (unch, Rs7.50) traded flat with 1.5m shares exchanging hands. The most active counters on the day were GRIT, SBMH and MCBG. Both the Semdex (+0.29%) and the Sem-10 (+0.24%) closed the year higher.

Nigeria: ASI -0.66%, USD 7.6m

Not much on the go in Lagos today with turnover amounting to a dull $7.6m with some activity in Zenith ($1.4m) the only name breaking the $1m mark. There was an off-market cross in Mobil of 24.4m shares @ N170.00. Banks closed the day higher with the sector gaining +0.56% thanks to FCMB (+4.96%), Zenith (+0.55%) and GTB (+0.54%). Consumers (+1.56%) also managed to close higher with good performances in Nestle (+4.78%), Dangflour (+2.45%) and Unilever (+1.94%, N41.00).

Please note that the index figure above is correct at the time of writing.

Zimbabwe: Industrials +3.58%, USD 4.5m

A semi decent day, relatively speaking to close off the year, in Harare with strong selling pressure amid scattered purchasing in selected stocks. Nicoz ($3.8m) was the major mover accounting for 85% of today’s total market turnover trading at 3.9700c, Innscor ($388k) and Padenga ($211k) were the only other names worth mentioning.

African Currencies

  Country Index 29-Dec-17 YTD %     Country Notation 29-Dec-17 YTD %  
  Botswana DCI 8860.13 -8.67%     Botswana BWP 9.83 8.65  
  Egypt CASE 30 15016.97 21.65%     Egypt EGP 17.81 1.77  
  Kenya NSE 20 3711.94 16.50%     Ghana GHS 4.54 -9.38  
  Malawi MASI 21598.07 62.14%     Kenya KES 103.18 -0.69  
  Mauritius SEMDEX 2202.14 21.77%     Morocco MAD 9.35 8.35  
    SEM 10 421.82 22.25%     Mauritius MUR 33.57 7.13  
  Morocco MASI 12337.77 5.96%     Nigeria NGN 359.99 -12.41  
  Nigeria NSI 38243.19 42.30%     Rwanda RWF 845.00 -2.72  
  Tanzania TSI 3919.25 6.56%     Tunisia TND 2.50 -7.17  
  Rwanda RSI 135.38 6.38%     Tanzania TZS 2 234.63 -2.40  
  Uganda USE ALSI 1962.39 32.83%     Uganda UGX 3 642.62 -1.27  
  Zambia LUSE All Share 5327.57 28.11%     BRVM XOF 570.40 10.44  
  Zimbabwe Industrial Index 333.02 128.72%     South Africa ZAR 12.32 11.52  
    Mining Index 142.42 143.41%     Zimbabwe *OMIR 1.77 29.64  
              *Zimbabwe Old Mutial Implied Rate    


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