Africa

“Kenya’s first green bond starts trading on the bourse” – Reuters – January 13, 2020

On January 13, 2020 Reuters reported that “Kenya’s first green bond was listed for trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange on Monday, offering investors the chance to put money into an environmentally-friendly fixed income security for the first time in the bourse’s 65 year history. The bond, worth 4.3 billion shillings ($42.5 million), was issued […]

“Exchange in Focus: Egyptian FRA requires women on boards” – SSE Initiative – September 30, 2019

On September 30, 2019, the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative reported that “Dr. Mohamed Omran, Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA), has announced that amendments to the listing rules in the Egyptian Exchange have been proposed to ensure women’s representation on the governing board of companies. Dr. Omran issued decrees number (123 and 124) […]