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EAC exchanges call for fast-tracking of capital markets integration to attract more investors

Published on July 11, 2017

The east African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) has commended the current developments on the regional infrastructure and tasked its technical committee to fast-track implementation of the capital markets infrastructure to provide new possibilities for investors seeking cross-border trade opportunities.

This was during the EASEA 29th meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on Friday that brought together regional exchanges chiefs from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Geoffrey Odundo, the CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) that hosted the meeting, said it is crucial to strengthen the region’s financial markets to attract more investors and increase their liquidity.

“An integrated market is critical for attracting foreign investors and increasing liquidity of the region’s market, and as a member of the association, CDSC therefore remains committed towards achieving this key milestone,” added the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation’s (CDSC) head of ICT, James Gikonyo. Read more. Source | New Times