Central Banking

South Africa aims to launch electronic trading platform this year

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The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has revealed the planned introduction of an electronic trading platform is expected to take place before the end of the year.

A Sarb deputy governor, Francois Groepe, in a speech given at a conference in Johannesburg on September 29, said the platform will initially only include government bonds with the view to "expand to corporate bonds at a later stage".

"The introduction of the electronic trading platform will enable the National Treasury and the South

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