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Stock exchanges: IPO highlights and stage fright

A worker at the Stock Exchange in Johannesburg, South Africa uses his mobile phone Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Photo:  Denis farrell/AP/SIPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

African exchanges largely performed well in 2018, but there  are some challenges taking shape

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Contemporary African art goes on display at London fair

05102018LondonA series of three trees greet visitors arriving at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in central London.

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London Stock Exchange: London calling Africa

 

Vivo energy raised $742m on the LSE in May. Photo: Vivo energyAs African financial centres like Johannesburg and Casablanca grow and Brexit negotiations take over Britain’s agenda, will the City of London remain Africa’s financial capital?

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Private equity | The fall of Abraaj

Arif Naqvi - ANGEL FRANCO/NYT-REDUX-REA
In the wake of the private-equity firm’s collapse and the exposure of its governance weaknesses Africa-focused funds will face much greater scrutiny from investors

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Illegal ivory trade seen booming in the EU

 

80 pieces of illegal ivory tested as part of an Avaaz study are displayed in front of the EU Commission, together with a life-sized model of an elephant, to call for a ban on the ivory trade in Europe on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Brussels. Photo: Olivier Matthys/AP/SIPAIn spite of a ban, illegal ivory trading is still flourishing in the European Union, as traders use a loophole allowing for the exchange of antique pieces. 

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