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VanEck Vectors-Africa Index ETF

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The investment seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVISTM GDP Africa Index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the fund's benchmark index. The index includes local listings of companies that are incorporated in Africa and listings of companies incorporated outside of Africa but that have at least 50% of their revenues/related assets in Africa.

Market Cap: 82.4 Million

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website: http://www.marketvectorsetfs.com

Shares Outstanding: 3.05 Million

Float: 3.05 Million

Dividend: 0.494 (1.83%)

Beta: 1.135693

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 107 Thousand

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Longest drawdown: 1111 trading days

From: 2014-07-28 To: 2018-12-14

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Chart Of The Week: Sub-Saharan Africa's Growth - A Tale Of Different Experiences

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 05:22:44:000

By IMFBlog Villagers of the Moruleng mining community in South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa countries can see an increase in growth by relying less on commodities and more on non-resource intensive investments. (Photo: SIPHIWE SIBEKI/Reuters/Newscom) The story of Africa's growth rate… read more...

Chart Of The Week: Sub-Saharan Africa's Growth - A Tale Of Different Experiences

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 05:22:44:000

By IMFBlog Villagers of the Moruleng mining community in South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa countries can see an increase in growth by relying less on commodities and more on non-resource intensive investments. (Photo: SIPHIWE SIBEKI/Reuters/Newscom) The story of Africa's growth rate… read more...

Chart Of The Week: Sub-Saharan Africa's Growth - A Tale Of Different Experiences

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 05:22:44:000

By IMFBlog Villagers of the Moruleng mining community in South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa countries can see an increase in growth by relying less on commodities and more on non-resource intensive investments. (Photo: SIPHIWE SIBEKI/Reuters/Newscom) The story of Africa's growth rate… read more...

Mideast Stocks On Track As Top-Performing Region For 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 08:41:33:000

With less than three weeks before the last trading session of the year, equity markets in the Mideast appear set to deliver the strongest (and perhaps only) gain for 2018 among the world's major regions, based on a set of exchange-traded products. Despite a surge in market volatility around … read more...

Mideast Stocks Are Outlier As World Regional Equity Markets Sink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 08:53:44:000

The widespread selling in equity markets around the world has left most regions in the red for year-to-date performance, based on a set of exchange-traded funds as of yesterday's close (Nov. 20). The conspicuous exception: stocks in the Middle East. The US market, which has fallen sharply in r… read more...

Mideast Stocks Are Outlier As World Regional Equity Markets Sink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 08:53:44:000

The widespread selling in equity markets around the world has left most regions in the red for year-to-date performance, based on a set of exchange-traded funds as of yesterday's close (Nov. 20). The conspicuous exception: stocks in the Middle East. The US market, which has fallen sharply in r… read more...

Mideast Stocks Are Outlier As World Regional Equity Markets Sink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 08:53:44:000

The widespread selling in equity markets around the world has left most regions in the red for year-to-date performance, based on a set of exchange-traded funds as of yesterday's close (Nov. 20). The conspicuous exception: stocks in the Middle East. The US market, which has fallen sharply in r… read more...

Mideast Stocks Are Outlier As World Regional Equity Markets Sink

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 08:53:44:000

The widespread selling in equity markets around the world has left most regions in the red for year-to-date performance, based on a set of exchange-traded funds as of yesterday's close (Nov. 20). The conspicuous exception: stocks in the Middle East. The US market, which has fallen sharply in r… read more...

VanEck Announces Preliminary Yearend Distribution Estimates for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-16 17:52:00:000

VanEck announced today preliminary yearend distribution estimates for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. Please note that these yearend estimates were made as of October 31, 2018 based upon the best information available and may be subject to significant change base… read more...

VanEck Announces Preliminary Yearend Distribution Estimates for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-16 17:52:00:000

VanEck announced today preliminary yearend distribution estimates for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. Please note that these yearend estimates were made as of October 31, 2018 based upon the best information available and may be subject to significant change base… read more...

VanEck Announces Preliminary Yearend Distribution Estimates for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-16 17:52:00:000

VanEck announced today preliminary yearend distribution estimates for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. Please note that these yearend estimates were made as of October 31, 2018 based upon the best information available and may be subject to significant change base… read more...

VanEck Announces Preliminary Yearend Distribution Estimates for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-16 17:52:00:000

VanEck announced today preliminary yearend distribution estimates for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. Please note that these yearend estimates were made as of October 31, 2018 based upon the best information available and may be subject to significant change base… read more...

VanEck Announces Preliminary Yearend Distribution Estimates for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-16 17:52:00:000

VanEck announced today preliminary yearend distribution estimates for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. Please note that these yearend estimates were made as of October 31, 2018 based upon the best information available and may be subject to significant change base… read more...

Emerging Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa Feels Strain At Start Of Fourth Quarter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 06:20:42:000

Sub-Saharan African economies have seen growth slow in recent months, with some seeing business conditions deteriorate in October as the region suffers in common with other emerging markets. Last month, we introduced a new series of notes on emerging markets , which began by looking at some… read more...

Emerging Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa Feels Strain At Start Of Fourth Quarter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 06:20:42:000

Sub-Saharan African economies have seen growth slow in recent months, with some seeing business conditions deteriorate in October as the region suffers in common with other emerging markets. Last month, we introduced a new series of notes on emerging markets , which began by looking at some… read more...

Emerging Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa Feels Strain At Start Of Fourth Quarter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 06:20:42:000

Sub-Saharan African economies have seen growth slow in recent months, with some seeing business conditions deteriorate in October as the region suffers in common with other emerging markets. Last month, we introduced a new series of notes on emerging markets , which began by looking at some… read more...

(Bank Of) America: Don't Let Me Down, Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 11:28:40:000

Don't Let Me Down - Take I The original "Don't Let Me Down" belongs to the legendary Beatles: Although the song is not about one's beloved stock (…), it certainly can be interpreted that way nowadays, especially if you are (for example) long Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ). ... read more...

(Bank Of) America: Don't Let Me Down, Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 11:28:40:000

Don't Let Me Down - Take I The original "Don't Let Me Down" belongs to the legendary Beatles: Although the song is not about one's beloved stock (…), it certainly can be interpreted that way nowadays, especially if you are (for example) long Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ). ... read more...

(Bank Of) America: Don't Let Me Down, Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 11:28:40:000

Don't Let Me Down - Take I The original "Don't Let Me Down" belongs to the legendary Beatles: Although the song is not about one's beloved stock (…), it certainly can be interpreted that way nowadays, especially if you are (for example) long Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ). ... read more...

Reform Developments In Zimbabwe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 05:38:23:000

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced during a media briefing in Harare on October 5 that the aim of the rebasing of some of the key economic statistics is to provide an updated and more accurate picture of the economy's size. In addition, during his talk to media representatives,… read more...

Reform Developments In Zimbabwe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 05:38:23:000

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced during a media briefing in Harare on October 5 that the aim of the rebasing of some of the key economic statistics is to provide an updated and more accurate picture of the economy's size. In addition, during his talk to media representatives,… read more...

Reform Developments In Zimbabwe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 05:38:23:000

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced during a media briefing in Harare on October 5 that the aim of the rebasing of some of the key economic statistics is to provide an updated and more accurate picture of the economy's size. In addition, during his talk to media representatives,… read more...

Mideast Stocks Steady As Rest Of World's Equities Fall

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 12:43:14:000

Equity markets in the Mideast remain the performance leader this year as selling takes a toll on the world's other major stock market regions, based on a set of exchange-traded funds as of yesterday's close (Oct. 23). The ongoing year-to-date leadership in the WisdomTree Middle East Dividend… read more...

The Mideast And U.S. Hold On To Only Regional Equity Gains This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 08:41:04:000

The global selloff in stock markets around the world this week has left equities in the Middle East and the US with the world's only year-to-date gains for the major regions, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday's close (Oct. 11). The WisdomTree Middle East Dividend ETF … read more...

The Mideast And U.S. Hold On To Only Regional Equity Gains This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 08:41:04:000

The global selloff in stock markets around the world this week has left equities in the Middle East and the US with the world's only year-to-date gains for the major regions, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday's close (Oct. 11). The WisdomTree Middle East Dividend ETF … read more...

The Mideast And U.S. Hold On To Only Regional Equity Gains This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 08:41:04:000

The global selloff in stock markets around the world this week has left equities in the Middle East and the US with the world's only year-to-date gains for the major regions, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday's close (Oct. 11). The WisdomTree Middle East Dividend ETF … read more...

The Mideast And U.S. Hold On To Only Regional Equity Gains This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 08:41:04:000

The global selloff in stock markets around the world this week has left equities in the Middle East and the US with the world's only year-to-date gains for the major regions, based on a set of exchange-traded funds through yesterday's close (Oct. 11). The WisdomTree Middle East Dividend ETF … read more...

Deep-Value ETF Report: A Slightly Longer List

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 05:50:58:000

The search for deep-value plays in the ETF realm delivered a short list in August, when markets were humming far and wide. Let's take a fresh review of the landscape in the wake of recent selling, which has pinched nearly every corner of global stocks, bonds, and real estate securities. Comm… read more...

Deep-Value ETF Report: A Slightly Longer List

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 05:50:58:000

The search for deep-value plays in the ETF realm delivered a short list in August, when markets were humming far and wide. Let's take a fresh review of the landscape in the wake of recent selling, which has pinched nearly every corner of global stocks, bonds, and real estate securities. Comm… read more...

Deep-Value ETF Report: A Slightly Longer List

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 05:50:58:000

The search for deep-value plays in the ETF realm delivered a short list in August, when markets were humming far and wide. Let's take a fresh review of the landscape in the wake of recent selling, which has pinched nearly every corner of global stocks, bonds, and real estate securities. Comm… read more...

Citigroup plans to bolster booking center in UAE: Reuters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 12:13:40:000

Citigroup ( C -0.7% ) plans to increase the United Arab Emirates' role as an offshore booking center and is working to obtain a full banking license in Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports. More news on: Citigroup Inc., VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF, Financial sto… read more...

Citigroup plans to bolster booking center in UAE: Reuters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 12:13:40:000

Citigroup ( C -0.7% ) plans to increase the United Arab Emirates' role as an offshore booking center and is working to obtain a full banking license in Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports. More news on: Citigroup Inc., VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF, Financial sto… read more...

Citigroup plans to bolster booking center in UAE: Reuters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 12:13:40:000

Citigroup ( C -0.7% ) plans to increase the United Arab Emirates' role as an offshore booking center and is working to obtain a full banking license in Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports. More news on: Citigroup Inc., VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, Global X MSCI Nigeria ETF, Financial sto… read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Lead Regional Equity Markets Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 03:02:32:000

Stock markets in the Middle East and Gulf are holding on to a small performance edge over the US equity market so far in 2018, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. The neck-and-neck horse race between the two regions reflects diverging trends in recent months. The formerly high-flying pe… read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Lead Regional Equity Markets Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 03:02:32:000

Stock markets in the Middle East and Gulf are holding on to a small performance edge over the US equity market so far in 2018, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. The neck-and-neck horse race between the two regions reflects diverging trends in recent months. The formerly high-flying pe… read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Lead Regional Equity Markets Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 03:02:32:000

Stock markets in the Middle East and Gulf are holding on to a small performance edge over the US equity market so far in 2018, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. The neck-and-neck horse race between the two regions reflects diverging trends in recent months. The formerly high-flying pe… read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Lead Regional Equity Markets Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-28 03:02:32:000

Stock markets in the Middle East and Gulf are holding on to a small performance edge over the US equity market so far in 2018, based on a set of exchange-traded funds. The neck-and-neck horse race between the two regions reflects diverging trends in recent months. The formerly high-flying pe… read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Leading World Regional Equity Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 23:17:44:000

Stock markets in the Middle East continue to hold a modest edge over US equities in the year-to-date horse race for regional stock-market performances. The gap is closing, however, in favor of American shares after a bout of weakness in Middle Eastern prices, based on a set of exchange-traded … read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Leading World Regional Equity Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 23:17:44:000

Stock markets in the Middle East continue to hold a modest edge over US equities in the year-to-date horse race for regional stock-market performances. The gap is closing, however, in favor of American shares after a bout of weakness in Middle Eastern prices, based on a set of exchange-traded … read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Leading World Regional Equity Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 23:17:44:000

Stock markets in the Middle East continue to hold a modest edge over US equities in the year-to-date horse race for regional stock-market performances. The gap is closing, however, in favor of American shares after a bout of weakness in Middle Eastern prices, based on a set of exchange-traded … read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Leading World Regional Equity Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 23:17:44:000

Stock markets in the Middle East continue to hold a modest edge over US equities in the year-to-date horse race for regional stock-market performances. The gap is closing, however, in favor of American shares after a bout of weakness in Middle Eastern prices, based on a set of exchange-traded … read more...

Mideast, U.S. Still Leading World Regional Equity Returns This Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-13 23:17:44:000

Stock markets in the Middle East continue to hold a modest edge over US equities in the year-to-date horse race for regional stock-market performances. The gap is closing, however, in favor of American shares after a bout of weakness in Middle Eastern prices, based on a set of exchange-traded … read more...

China pledges $60B for African development

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 03:43:50:000

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged $60B in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, following a pledge of another $60B at the previous FOCAC summit in South Africa three years ago. More news on: iShares China Large-Cap ETF, KraneShares CSI C… read more...

China pledges $60B for African development

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 03:43:50:000

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged $60B in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, following a pledge of another $60B at the previous FOCAC summit in South Africa three years ago. More news on: iShares China Large-Cap ETF, KraneShares CSI C… read more...

China pledges $60B for African development

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-09-04 03:43:50:000

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged $60B in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, following a pledge of another $60B at the previous FOCAC summit in South Africa three years ago. More news on: iShares China Large-Cap ETF, KraneShares CSI C… read more...

Naspers -8.1% as major holding Tencent tumbles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 10:03:22:000

South African media firm Naspers ( OTCPK:NPSNY ) is seeing its worst daily decline in 10 years, down 8.1% to the edge of a 52-week low. More news on: Naspers Ltd. ADR, iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, Stocks on the move, Global news and forex, News on ETFs,… read more...

Naspers -8.1% as major holding Tencent tumbles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 10:03:22:000

South African media firm Naspers ( OTCPK:NPSNY ) is seeing its worst daily decline in 10 years, down 8.1% to the edge of a 52-week low. More news on: Naspers Ltd. ADR, iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, Stocks on the move, Global news and forex, News on ETFs,… read more...

Naspers -8.1% as major holding Tencent tumbles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 10:03:22:000

South African media firm Naspers ( OTCPK:NPSNY ) is seeing its worst daily decline in 10 years, down 8.1% to the edge of a 52-week low. More news on: Naspers Ltd. ADR, iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, Stocks on the move, Global news and forex, News on ETFs,… read more...

Trade And Remittances Within Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 07:47:39:000

By Francisco Arizala, Economist, Regional Studies Division of the IMFs African Department; Matthieu Bellon, economist, IMFs Fiscal Affair Department; Margaux MacDonald, Economist, Research Department of the IMF, Multilateral Surveillance Division; Montfort Mlachila, IMF's Seni… read more...

Trade And Remittances Within Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 07:47:39:000

By Francisco Arizala, Economist, Regional Studies Division of the IMFs African Department; Matthieu Bellon, economist, IMFs Fiscal Affair Department; Margaux MacDonald, Economist, Research Department of the IMF, Multilateral Surveillance Division; Montfort Mlachila, IMF's Seni… read more...

Trade And Remittances Within Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-02 07:47:39:000

By Francisco Arizala, Economist, Regional Studies Division of the IMFs African Department; Matthieu Bellon, economist, IMFs Fiscal Affair Department; Margaux MacDonald, Economist, Research Department of the IMF, Multilateral Surveillance Division; Montfort Mlachila, IMF's Seni… read more...

Mideast And U.S. Dominate World Regional Equity Returns In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 05:23:53:000

Stock markets in the Middle East and the US continue to hold a clear performance edge over the rest of the world this year, based on trading through July 24 for a set of exchange-traded products. Whereas those two slices of the global equity pie are posting solid gains, the rest of the field h… read more...

Mideast And U.S. Dominate World Regional Equity Returns In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 05:23:53:000

Stock markets in the Middle East and the US continue to hold a clear performance edge over the rest of the world this year, based on trading through July 24 for a set of exchange-traded products. Whereas those two slices of the global equity pie are posting solid gains, the rest of the field h… read more...

Mideast And U.S. Dominate World Regional Equity Returns In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 05:23:53:000

Stock markets in the Middle East and the US continue to hold a clear performance edge over the rest of the world this year, based on trading through July 24 for a set of exchange-traded products. Whereas those two slices of the global equity pie are posting solid gains, the rest of the field h… read more...

Untapped Investment Opportunities In Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 14:09:30:000

By Bassel Khatoun, Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Management, Frontier and MENA, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity Among frontier markets globally, Africa offers one of the most exciting investment stories. Bassel Khatoun, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, wei… read more...

Untapped Investment Opportunities In Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 14:09:30:000

By Bassel Khatoun, Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Management, Frontier and MENA, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity Among frontier markets globally, Africa offers one of the most exciting investment stories. Bassel Khatoun, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, wei… read more...

Untapped Investment Opportunities In Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-04 14:09:30:000

By Bassel Khatoun, Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Management, Frontier and MENA, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity Among frontier markets globally, Africa offers one of the most exciting investment stories. Bassel Khatoun, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, wei… read more...

Africa Still Rising (But Patience May Be Required)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 09:20:07:000

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association in a new report suggests that the "Africa Rising" narrative of a few years ago is behind us. Africa is seen still as having enormous potential. But the report also says "the commodity downturn of the last several years has had a severe im… read more...

Africa Still Rising (But Patience May Be Required)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 09:20:07:000

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association in a new report suggests that the "Africa Rising" narrative of a few years ago is behind us. Africa is seen still as having enormous potential. But the report also says "the commodity downturn of the last several years has had a severe im… read more...

Africa Still Rising (But Patience May Be Required)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-14 09:20:07:000

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association in a new report suggests that the "Africa Rising" narrative of a few years ago is behind us. Africa is seen still as having enormous potential. But the report also says "the commodity downturn of the last several years has had a severe im… read more...

Africa: The Last Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 21:51:04:000

African capital markets offer an underreported growth opportunity for those with a particularly long investment horizon. We begin with the fundamental thesis of anyone who is bullish on the prospects of humanity: our conditions and wealth have been improving historically , are continuing to i… read more...

Africa: The Last Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 21:51:04:000

African capital markets offer an underreported growth opportunity for those with a particularly long investment horizon. We begin with the fundamental thesis of anyone who is bullish on the prospects of humanity: our conditions and wealth have been improving historically , are continuing to i… read more...

Africa: The Last Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 21:51:04:000

African capital markets offer an underreported growth opportunity for those with a particularly long investment horizon. We begin with the fundamental thesis of anyone who is bullish on the prospects of humanity: our conditions and wealth have been improving historically , are continuing to i… read more...

Africa: The Last Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-16 21:51:04:000

African capital markets offer an underreported growth opportunity for those with a particularly long investment horizon. We begin with the fundamental thesis of anyone who is bullish on the prospects of humanity: our conditions and wealth have been improving historically , are continuing to i… read more...

New debt crisis seen in Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 04:12:34:000

Sub-Saharan Africa is falling into a new debt crisis, with 40% of the region now at high risk of debt distress - double the proportion of five years ago. More news on: VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, News on ETFs, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

New debt crisis seen in Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 04:12:34:000

Sub-Saharan Africa is falling into a new debt crisis, with 40% of the region now at high risk of debt distress - double the proportion of five years ago. More news on: VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, News on ETFs, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

New debt crisis seen in Africa

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-20 04:12:34:000

Sub-Saharan Africa is falling into a new debt crisis, with 40% of the region now at high risk of debt distress - double the proportion of five years ago. More news on: VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, News on ETFs, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

Kenya: Money Flows And Investment Markets Weakening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-11 09:58:37:000

A positive macro picture for a land one is looking at investing in is essential, and the purpose of this report is to assess if Kenya has a favorable macro environment within which to invest. This report provides a balance of sectoral flow model after the work of British economist Professor… read more...

Kenya: Money Flows And Investment Markets Weakening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-11 09:58:37:000

A positive macro picture for a land one is looking at investing in is essential, and the purpose of this report is to assess if Kenya has a favorable macro environment within which to invest. This report provides a balance of sectoral flow model after the work of British economist Professor… read more...

Kenya: Money Flows And Investment Markets Weakening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-11 09:58:37:000

A positive macro picture for a land one is looking at investing in is essential, and the purpose of this report is to assess if Kenya has a favorable macro environment within which to invest. This report provides a balance of sectoral flow model after the work of British economist Professor… read more...

Africa Bucks The Trend With New Continentwide Free Trade Agreement

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-28 04:09:58:000

Original Post By Stuart Burns Just when the idea of free trade agreements ((FTA)) appears firmly out of vogue, 44 countries got together and signed a continentwide FTA agreement last week. All 55 members of the African Union ((AU)) were involved in the negotiations around the Conti… read more...

Africa Bucks The Trend With New Continentwide Free Trade Agreement

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-28 04:09:58:000

Original Post By Stuart Burns Just when the idea of free trade agreements ((FTA)) appears firmly out of vogue, 44 countries got together and signed a continentwide FTA agreement last week. All 55 members of the African Union ((AU)) were involved in the negotiations around the Conti… read more...

Africa Bucks The Trend With New Continentwide Free Trade Agreement

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-28 04:09:58:000

Original Post By Stuart Burns Just when the idea of free trade agreements ((FTA)) appears firmly out of vogue, 44 countries got together and signed a continentwide FTA agreement last week. All 55 members of the African Union ((AU)) were involved in the negotiations around the Conti… read more...

Why The MENA Region Appears To Be On Firmer Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-15 04:32:28:000

By Bassel Khatoun, Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Management, Frontier and MENA, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity , and Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income As Middle East and North Africa (MENA) eco… read more...

Why The MENA Region Appears To Be On Firmer Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-15 04:32:28:000

By Bassel Khatoun, Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Management, Frontier and MENA, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity , and Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income As Middle East and North Africa (MENA) eco… read more...

Why The MENA Region Appears To Be On Firmer Footing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-15 04:32:28:000

By Bassel Khatoun, Managing Director, Director of Portfolio Management, Frontier and MENA, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity , and Mohieddine (Dino) Kronfol Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income As Middle East and North Africa (MENA) eco… read more...

Angola Unpegged

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-11 05:15:38:000

In an effort to shore up dwindling reserves, Angola has decided to unpeg its currency, the kwanza, from the U.S. dollar - a peg that has been in place since April 2016 . Angola's foreign exchange reserves have halved since 2014, as the West African nation has attempted to defend the kwanza … read more...

Angola Unpegged

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-11 05:15:38:000

In an effort to shore up dwindling reserves, Angola has decided to unpeg its currency, the kwanza, from the U.S. dollar - a peg that has been in place since April 2016 . Angola's foreign exchange reserves have halved since 2014, as the West African nation has attempted to defend the kwanza … read more...

VanEck Announces Yearend Distributions for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2017-12-15 18:56:00:000

VanEck announced today the following 2017 annual distributions per share for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. About VanEck VanEcks mission is to offer investors forward-looking, intelligently designed investment strategies that take advantage of ta… read more...

VanEck Announces Yearend Distributions for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2017-12-15 18:56:00:000

VanEck announced today the following 2017 annual distributions per share for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. About VanEck VanEcks mission is to offer investors forward-looking, intelligently designed investment strategies that take advantage of ta… read more...

Africa: Most Of The Global Population Growth, Little Economic Growth And Relatively Little Emigration

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-03 08:53:50:000

I read so many articles citing population growth as a given for greater consumption or further economic growth. I think before someone throws out this canard as the means for economic or environmental or political action, some basic information on the topic is due. First, no shocker the huma… read more...

Africa: Most Of The Global Population Growth, Little Economic Growth And Relatively Little Emigration

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-12-03 08:53:50:000

I read so many articles citing population growth as a given for greater consumption or further economic growth. I think before someone throws out this canard as the means for economic or environmental or political action, some basic information on the topic is due. First, no shocker the huma… read more...

Macro Fiscal Flows And Investment Markets In Kenya

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-27 14:43:11:000

A positive macro picture for a land one is looking at investing in is essential, and the purpose of this report is to assess if Kenya has a positive macro environment within which to invest. This report provides a macro fiscal flow model and assesses the likely impact of the change in macro … read more...

Macro Fiscal Flows And Investment Markets In Kenya

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-27 14:43:11:000

A positive macro picture for a land one is looking at investing in is essential, and the purpose of this report is to assess if Kenya has a positive macro environment within which to invest. This report provides a macro fiscal flow model and assesses the likely impact of the change in macro … read more...

Military takeover weighs on Zimbabwe bourse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-24 03:01:34:000

Zimbabwe's stock market has now shed $6B, while its main index has slumped 40% since last Wednesday, when the military seized power leading to the fall of Robert Mugabe. More news on: VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, News on ETFs, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

Military takeover weighs on Zimbabwe bourse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-24 03:01:34:000

Zimbabwe's stock market has now shed $6B, while its main index has slumped 40% since last Wednesday, when the military seized power leading to the fall of Robert Mugabe. More news on: VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, News on ETFs, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

VanEck Announces Preliminary Yearend Distribution Estimates for VanEck Vectors Equity ETFs

via: Business Wire at 2017-11-22 17:30:00:000

VanEck announced today preliminary yearend distribution estimates for its VanEck Vectors equity exchange-traded funds. Please note that these yearend estimates were made as of October 31, 2017 based upon the best information available and may be subject to significant change base… read more...

Zimbabwe's ruling party expels Mugabe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-19 09:06:09:000

President Robert Mugabe has been dismissed as leader of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party following a de facto military coup. More news on: VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, Global news and forex, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Zimbabwe transition or coup?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-11-16 06:29:01:000

President Robert Mugabe's refusal to publicly resign is stalling plans by the military to swiftly install a transitional government in Zimbabwe. More news on: VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF, iShares MSCI South Africa ETF, News on ETFs, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

Ghana PMI Sees Best Spell Of Growth Since Survey Began In 2014

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-10-11 03:46:36:000

The Ghanaian economy is experiencing its best spell of growth for some years in 2017. Newly launched PMI data signalled a strong rise in new orders during September as customer demand recovered further from difficulties in previous years. The data suggest that GDP growth continued to accelerat… read more...

Zambian Employment Growth Hits 2-Year High As Recovery Continues

via: SeekingAlpha at 2017-09-13 07:10:48:000

Zambian companies took on staff at the fastest pace in just over two years in August, according to survey data, amid sustained expansions in output and new orders. This adds to growing signs that the economy is in an improving phase at present. Output continues to rise The Stanbic Bank Zam… read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2017-12-18 2017-12-22 2017-12-19 2017-12-15 0.494 FI Dividend income
2016-12-19 2016-12-23 2016-12-21 2016-12-16 0.528 Dividend income
2015-12-21 2015-12-28 2015-12-23 2015-12-18 0.385 Dividend income
2014-12-22 2014-12-29 2014-12-24 2014-12-19 0.757 Dividend income
2013-12-23 2013-12-30 2013-12-26 2013-12-20 0.829 Dividend income
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