African Stock Exchanges

As the largest stock exchange in Africa and the 16th largest stock exchange in the world, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is probably the first one that comes to mind when one thinks about stock markets in Africa. However, just because this stock market is the largest and most successful on the continent, doesn’t mean it is the only one. The Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchanges have been growing steadily since the early 1900s and now enjoys a sizable number of listed companies and good stock trade. The Ghana Stock Exchange is somewhat smaller but is steadily growing and will likely soon catch up to its contemporaries. Mauritius is well known as a tropical paradise holiday destination, however even this beautiful island has thriving businesses and a stock exchange - the Mauritius Stock Exchange. There are also several other stock exchanges in Africa and we plan to incorporate those not already mentioned on Stockmarkets.com in the future.


Africa’s stock markets and exchanges have seen extensive growth in recent years. The number of Stock Exchanges in Africa was boosted from 10 to nearly 18 between the 1990s and 2000s. African stock markets are located in South Africa, Botswana, Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, Namibia , Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, Tunisia and Uganda. From the impressive stock exchanges in South Africa and Egypt, set-up in the 1880s, to the younger exchanges in Mozambique and Uganda, Africa’s stock market is looking good. Those who have invested in the growing African market have seen fantastic returns. It also gives investors the opportunity to diversify their portfolio, as African markets offer a superior risk/return profile which is unaffected by the same trends of greater developed markets. In this section you can find out more about Africa’s market place, providing useful and interesting information.

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