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Beltone Financial granted Egypt’s first ETF Licence

Reuters – Egypt’s stock exchange has granted Beltone Financial (BTFH.CA) the country’s first licence for exchange traded funds (ETF), the bourse’s head Mohamed Omran said on Monday, adding that trading could start within six weeks. Egypt, whose economy has been battered by more than three years of political and economic turmoil, is trying to attract …

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Egypt regulator rets rules for index, real estate funds

Reuters – Egypt’s financial market regulator, seeking to attract capital back to the stock market, has released rules to facilitate the creation of index and real estate funds as well as amendments to margin trading rules. Sherif Samy, head of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, said the changes would increase liquidity in the market and …

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Costs of future government borrowing bogged down by uncertainty

Return rates on government debt tools have been steadily increasing since former president Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional declaration on 22 November 2012, a fact which has been compounded by repeated credit downgrades seen since the outbreak of the January 25th revolution by international rating agencies.

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Beltone Financial forms joint-venture with Altree Capital

By Islam Serour Beltone Financial, a leading assets management company in Egypt, has formed a joint-venture company with the African asset management house Altree Capital, dubbed Altree Beltone Capital Ltd. Beltone Financial Holding, which reportedly ranked as the principal asset manager during the first half of 2012, is seeking to empower its position in the …

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Beltone says to sell its brokerage unit, Smart Village office

CAIRO: Beltone Financial Holding is looking to sell its brokerage unit, according to the firm’s statement to Egypt’s stock exchange, as well as its office in Smart Village. The firm said it is giving board director Aladdin Saba, one of Beltone’s founders, the mandate to negotiate and receive external offers from potential buyers. “The director …