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income streams for kenyans / Kenya's eurobond
  • Income streams for Kenyans have remained constant, against expenditures becoming more inconsistent.
  • Nine out of 10 Kenyan consumers earn less than or the same as before Covid-19.
  • The report further highlights that satisfaction levels with current household income are poor with just one in 10 being satisfied with the exception of higher income earners.

Financial distress with declining income streams for Kenyans

More people are increasingly foregoing important financial services such as insurance, savings, and short-term investments on the back of stagnated income streams.

According to Old Mutual’s inaugural financial services monitor report, a focus on Kenya shows nine out of 10 Kenyan consumers are earning less than or the same as before COVID-19, as the situation prompted financial stress due to less money in their pockets.

This is as expenditure becomes more inconsistent against a consistent income stream, the firm says in part.

Old Mutual Group is a premium

Irrespective of size, reputation, experience, and capability, being awarded a project is not as easy and achievable as in other countries due to the B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) legislation introduced by the Government of South Africa, which is unique and only applicable to firms registered and trading in South Africa.

Nasdaq in an article dated April 20, 2022, said the move is classed as Black economic empowerment (BEE) transaction, a government initiative to reverse ongoing economic inequalities almost three decades after the end of apartheid, encouraging companies to meet quotas in areas including Black ownership, employment, and procurement.

“This deal underpins our firm belief that real transformation is necessary to sustain business growth and serve the best interests of all South Africans,” CEO Iain Williamson said in a statement.

“Through this Old Mutual Bula Tsela Retail Scheme, we will give our people the opportunity to become (indirect) owners of the company they love and trust,” he added.

The new shares will constitute approximately 4.36 per cent of Old Mutual’s current issued share capital and 4.18 per cent of the enlarged share capital.…

The Victoria Falls Stock Exchange Limited (VFEX), a subsidiary of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE), has introduced broker-controlled accounts to ensure convenience in trading on the US dollar-denominated stocks trading platform.

Broker-controlled accounts deliver lower costs and easier account opening procedures for investors wanting to open a VFEX trading account.

This offers a one-stop-shop facility for the investor, given by opening an account with the custodian and transacting through a securities dealer, the broker-controlled model offers investors all the services under one roof to the convenience of the investor.

The securities dealing firms will perform all the services on behalf of investors and these include, among others, opening accounts for investors, and performing the necessary due diligence exercise including the Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.

It also includes day-to-day communication with the client, mailing of customer transaction statements at no cost, and transacting on the stock exchange on behalf of the investor.…

ZSE two more indices
  • Zimbabwe Stock Exchange profiles the Agriculture and Exchange Traded Fund indices introduced on April 1, 2022.
  • The Introduction of sectoral indices followed the adoption of the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).
  • The settlement base values for both indices were  placed at 100 but ZSE ETF index back-test to January 1, 2022.

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has profiled two more sector indices, the Agriculture and Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) indices. The profiles of the indices are with effect from April 1, 2022. This brings the total number of sectoral indices to ten while total market indices add to fifteen. The Agriculture index, tracks the performance of companies in the agricultural sector. The ETF index is tailor made to measure the trading performance of the three listed ETFs. In separate announcements, the ZSE said that the base value for the two indices was 100, but the ETF index back-test to January