Movers & Shakers: September 19, 2014


Botswana: DCI unch, USD 226k

Dead quiet in Gaborone with a cross in FNBB (357t) the only activity.

Egypt: Closed

Kenya: NSE 20 +1.62%, USD 11.9m

Another active day in Nairobi with the market still totally driven by local participants while foreign investors remain net sellers. Safcom again accounted for the lions share of todays volumes (unch, KES12.60) while Equity Bank remains strong (+4.6%, KES57.00). KNCB tagged along as rose by 1.7% to KES57.50. EABL found some volume for a change and closed lower by 2,5% at KES271,

Mauritius: Semdex +0.03%, USD 588k

A quiet end to what has been a very active week for Mauritian standards. The Sem-7 closed the day unchanged with not a single stock moving higher or lower.

Nigeria: ASI +0.90%, USD 28.9m

A strong day in Lagos with performance and volumes both positive compared to recent sessions. The banks were incredibly well bid (+88bps) and also witnessed a number of chunky crosses. The most active names were UBA (+2.65%, N6.96), GTB (+1.65%, N28.95), FBNH (-1.46%, N14.22) and Zenith (+20bps, N24.65). Consumers were also strong and gained 99bps led higher by Intbrew (+3.09%, N29.00) and Nestle (+3.89%, N1050). The cements also saw some activity with DangCem (+1.82%, N224.00) and Wapco (+2.08%, N127.50) both strong. In economic news the Central Bank left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 12%.

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

Zimbabwe: Industrials -0.16%, USD 359k

A very quiet end to the week in Harare with nothing notable to report.

African Currencies

Country

Notation

Currency

YTD %

South Africa

ZAR

11.05

-5.05

Nigeria

NGN

163.45

-1.92

Kenya

KES

88.55

-2.54

Mauritius

MUR

31.30

-3.99

Botswana

BWP

9.11

-4.07

Tanzania

TZS

1665.00

-4.50

Uganda

UGX

2627.00

-3.81

Rwanda

RWF

691.49

-2.24

Ghana

GHS

3.49

-31.95

BRVM

XOF

513.79

-6.55

Egypt

EGP

7.15

-2.84

Morocco

MAD

8.64

-5.37

Tunisia

TND

1.77

-7.51

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