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Old Mutual Securities | morning market wrap 23-April-2015

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Old Mutual Securities | morning market wrap 23-April-2015

  1. 1. Here are our views on the news making headlines today for Kenya: M-Pesa users can now send money through their mobile phones to recipients in seven African countries following the signing of an agreement with South African telecommunications company MTN. The inter- connect agreement between the region’s two biggest mobile money operators now enables convenient sending of cash between M-Pesa customers in Kenya, Tanzania, DRC and Mozambique, and MTN Mobile Money customers in Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia. Our View: The recent suspension of terror-linked money transfer service companies in Kenya portends a huge potential for the company as this would enable it rake huge monetary benefits yet adding to the economic growth of these seven countries. Last year, Safaricom was granted a license by the Central Bank of Kenya that opened the door for M-Pesa to offer outward cash transfer services. The firm’s cross-border operations had been restricted to inward remittances. The one-sided international cash transfer services only allowed it to move money into Kenya through partners such as Western Union and MoneyGram. Other news making the headlines;  The National Bank management on Wednesday said it has not been briefed on any merger plans with its State-owned rival Consolidated Bank.  Kenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB) has signed a Sh1.9 billion deal to finance expansion of Mombasa Road-based Ole Sereni Hotel.  Dormans Coffee Group has acquired 10 acres of land at the controversy-ridden Tatu City residential and commercial estate for construction of its global headquarters. (Source: Business Daily, The standard, The Daily Nation, OMS Research, Bloomberg, Reuters) News & Analysis |April 23, 2015 Market Summary 21/04//2015 22/04/2015 Chg. (%) All Share Index 172.96 171.79 -0.68 NSE 20 Index 5,073.86 5,042.85 -0.61 Deals 2,022 1,800 -10.98 Equity T/O(B) 0.676 0.654 -3.21 Mkt. Cap ( KES B) 2,418.97 2,428.96 -0.68 GAINERS Price % chg. FB (KESM) FS (KESM) Turnover (KES M) CROWN 110.00 8.9 - - 0.011 BAT 772.00 6.0 - - 2.316 TCL 17.65 5.7 - - 0.007 LOSERS Price % chg. FB (KES M) FS (KES M) Turnover (KES M) BRITAM 20.25 9.0 - 0.703 15.113 EAPCC 54.50 8.4 - - 0.060 KAPCHORUA 130.00 7.8 - - 0.013 MOVERS Price % chg. FB (KES M) FS (KES M) Turnover (KES M) EABL 320.00 -2.7 158.247 248.960 251.328 KCB 64.50 - 62.674 13.652 77.181 SCOM 17.05 -0.9 36.973 72.289 70.089 T-Bill Rates 20/04/2015 13/04/2015 91 Day 8.408 8.422 182 Day 10.252 10.248 364 Day 10.576 10.564 Key Indicators % Period Inflation (Monthly) 6.31 March 2015 GDP 5.5 3Q 2014 USD/KES 93.77 21 April 2015 CBR 8.50 January 2015 Queries call: +254 20 2241379/408/350 or email omsecurities.research@oldmutualkenya.com
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