Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) News

An Ethiopian coffee farmer (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Commodity exchanges can help unlock Africa's agricultural potential: Paul Boateng, former British High Commissioner to South Africa

With agriculture making up approximately 65% of Africa’s labour force and 35% of the continent’s GDP, the sector’s capacity to help realise major continental development priorities is beyond doubt.

Trader at the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX)

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) to increase capacity 5,000x with introduction of electronic platform

Ethiopia’s commodity exchange plans to double the items it trades by next year after introducing an electronic platform to replace its system of shouting and gesturing orders, the firm’s chief executive said.

Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Ethiopia eyes bond trading in cautious capital markets opening

Ethiopia is seeking to create a secondary market for local currency Treasury bonds, possibly in a year or so, a move seen as a cautious step towards liberalizing one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX)

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) considers adding stock & bond trading

The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange plans to broaden the range of crops it trades and wants to introduce stocks and bonds under a five-year expansion plan, Chief Executive Officer Ermias Eshetu said.

Ato Eshetu, CEO, Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX)

Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) appoints Ato Eshetu as CEO

The Board of Directors Office of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange today announced the appointment of Ato Ermias Eshetu as Chief Executive Officer of the ECX.