Movers & Shakers: July 31, 2015


Botswana: DCI -0.12%, USD 59k

A dire end to the week in Gaborone as turnover amounted to $59k.

Kenya: NSE 20 -1.84%, USD 12.2m

A much better day to end the week in Nairobi as turnover amounted to $12.2m with foreigners dominating proceedings yet again. A large cross in EQBNK right at the close boosted activity as a total of 10.5m shares traded with the bank coming under some serious pressure and closed -4.3% lower. KNCB (-1.0%) also took some strain after releasing H1 2015 numbers yesterday as 6.39m shares traded in the name. Safcom was another big name to take a beating today as the telco fell -3.7% on 15.6m shares. EABL released FY 2015 results before the open which the market seemingly liked as the brewer gained +3.2% on 578k shares.

Mauritius: Semdex +0.06%, USD 1.66m

Some life in the Indian Island market with MCBG dominating proceedings. MCBG rose by 70bps to Rs225.00 (all-time high).

Nigeria: ASI -0.84%, USD 10.7m

An extremely dull day to end the week in Lagos as turnover amounted to $10.7m with no large crosses on the day. There was a small bit of activity in GTB ($3.30), Zenith ($1.34m) and Access ($1.33m) while the rest of the market was very quiet. Banks took some serious strain with the sector falling -2.37% thanks to FBNH (-4.43%), Access (-4.22%) and GTB (-3.40%). Guinness (-5.00%) and UACN (-5.00%) closed limit down and were drags on the consumer sector (-0.67%).

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

Zimbabwe: Industrials -0.19%, USD 416k

A dull end to the week in Harare. Nothing much to note as the index just dripped lower.

African Currencies

Country

Notation

Currency

YTD %

South Africa

ZAR

12.63

-8.40

Nigeria

NGN

199.25

-7.93

Kenya

KES

102.45

-11.44

Mauritius

MUR

35.35

-10.19

Botswana

BWP

10.05

-5.64

Tanzania

TZS

2125.00

-18.95

Uganda

UGX

3435.00

-19.33

Rwanda

RWF

692.49

-0.39

Ghana

GHS

3.75

-14.31

BRVM

XOF

596.37

-9.11

Egypt

EGP

7.82

-8.54

Morocco

MAD

9.77

-7.08

Tunisia

TND

1.95

-4.85

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