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Forex Trading in Kenya - The Exchange (www.theexchange.africa)

Forex Market is a global financial market where currencies are traded and exchanged. Retail investors can participate in this market for the purpose of speculation or hedging.

Trading in the forex market is especially popular in Africa, and the market is regulated by CMA in Kenya. Lower barriers to entry for investors, and entry of more regulated players in the industry has led to growth in CFD trading & forex trading in Kenya.

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a huge surge in the trading volume in Africa. But most retail investors are unaware of the risks associated with CFD & forex trading, and this puts them at risk of losing their capital or even more.

We look at the state of local online forex trading industry since it has been regulated and the risks that online forex trading pose to retail investors.

Growth and Concerns

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On October 12th, Law no. 35/20 – the Free Trade Zones Law (“FTZL”) – was passed. The FTZL has established benefits to be conceded to investors by the Angolan Government, aiming at attracting foreign investment in Angola thus creating economic growth.

All types of investment are permitted in the Free Zones, specifically investment in agriculture, industry (that use Angolan raw materials and are focused on exportation) and technology. Specific aspects pertaining the access to Free Zones (such as monetary requirements, number of jobs created, investments in fixed assets) shall be determined in the investment contract.

Access to the Free Zones is permitted to companies, joint ventures, groups of companies or any other form of companies’ representation, whose scope meets the purpose of the Free Zones.

The investments made in Free Zones must take into account environmental protection interests.

Activities to be developed in the Free Zones
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The impact technology has on our world is profound and, some might say, immeasurable. Outside our personal lives, it continues to change industries and global markets at a rapid pace every single day. Foreign exchange, or forex, is one of those financial institutions that are evolving with groundbreaking advancements. But before we can fully appreciate the effects of disruptive technology on forex today and possibly the future, we have to look at how it began.

How Forex Was Traded in the Past

Trading forex is as old as the history of civilizations. In ancient times, people exchanged goods and services for a price, even if that price was represented by raw materials or food. The problem was assigning value fairly — people disagreed on whether or not the items being bartered were equal to each other. To solve this, Thought Co. points out that early civilizations developed commodity money and …