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Equity Group Receives Approval to Merge with Congo’s Bank BCDC

Equity Group holdings Plc (EGH) has received regulatory approval to merge Equity Bank Congo (EBC) and BCDC to form a new bank. Going forward, the new bank will be known as, Equity Banque Commercial du Congo (EquityBCDC). This follows EGH’s acquisition of 66.53% shareholding of BCDC from the family of George Forrest, combined with prior EGH 86.6% shareholding in EBC and an additional EBC shareholding of 7.7 % acquired from KFW during the year. Post...

Market Report; 29 December,2020

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). A total of 5,381,200 shares in 710 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 86,516,391.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, December 28), today’s data shows 18% decline in volume and 21% decline in turnover. The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.27 trillion. In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 23...

Market Report; 24 December,2020

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). A total of 13,123,900 shares in 625 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 511,060,570.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, December 23), today’s data shows 44% improvement in volume, 124% improvement in turnover, and 5% improvement in deals. The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.26 trillion. In the aggregate, 42 NSE listed equities participated in...

Global Markets Weekly Review – Week 51, 2020

Global markets edged higher last week, with all major benchmark global indices hitting fresh all-time highs. Fiscal-stimulus optimism in the United States, along with a brighter longer-term outlook driven by the rollout of vaccines, continues to support sentiment in the market and the general global economic environment. United States The major indexes reached record highs as expectations grew for the passage of another federal coronavirus relief package. Information technology stocks outperformed within the S&P 500...

Equity Group Scoops Two Awards in African Banker Award 2020

Equity Bank has been awarded the Best Regional Bank in East Africa, and for the second year running, the Africa Socially Responsible Bank of the Year, having demonstrated high performance across various metrics, both qualitative and quantitative in the competition. According to the African Banker judging panel, the Bank excelled in terms of reaching out to new customers, offering new services, adopting inclusiveness by reaching out to the unbanked, adopting new technologies, and for its...

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