AFEX NEWS
Commodities     February 15, 2020
The AFEX Commodities Index composite averaged 162.58 points this week representing a decline in overall market performance of 5.02 percentage points, week-to-date (WtD).
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Commodities     February 08, 2020
The AFEX Commodities Index composite closed at 171.16points this week representing a down-tick in the overall market performance. The percentage point dropped by 2.86 week-to-date (WtD).
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Commodities     January 28, 2020
The AFEX Commodities Index ticked upwards by 1.59% at the end of the week as soybeans propped up the index to close at 174.39 points.
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Commodities     January 14, 2020
Globally, commodity prices have witnessed wide fluctuation as the combined effects of trade wars, geopolitical tensions and the global economic slowdown pressured commodity performance in 2019. Specifically, the US-China trade war and the global economic slowdown induced risk of off sentiments on the commodities markets as investors and producers grappled with tariffs and reduced access to key export markets.
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Commodities     December 16, 2019
AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX), a market leading commodity exchange in Nigeria, today announced it has secured an investment for an undisclosed amount from Consonance Investment Managers, a Sub-Saharan Africa focused early-stage and growth investment firm.
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Commodities     November 20, 2019
Insights on the commodity markets in Nigeria are critical as we enter into the 2019/2020 season. All key crops traded on AFEX Commodities Exchange are being considered in view of the demand and supply dynamics as well as a look into possible proactive measures that investors can take.
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Commodities     November 14, 2019
Insights on the commodity markets in Nigeria are critical as we enter into the 2019/2020 season. All key crops traded on AFEX Commodities Exchange are being considered in view of the demand and supply dynamics as well as a look into possible proactive measures that investors can take. Read below for the AFEX Cocoa outlook for the 2019/2020 season in Nigeria.
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Commodities     October 25, 2019
Agricultural commodity prices are by their very nature seasonal, that is, they fall to their lowest around harvest and rise consistently as the lean season progresses.
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Commodities     October 22, 2019
In 2018, a growing number of Exchange clients believed in the vision of AFEX and invested in agricultural products through our platform. From purchasing and storing tons of maize to making investments in soybean
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Commodities     August 26, 2019
In the past week, AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX) started up conversations about the potential of cocoa as the future for export markets in Nigeria juxtaposing the insights on the opportunities to be harnessed in the cocoa value chain against the grim realities of a crude-oil dependent future.
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Commodities     July 19, 2019
In its lineup of necessary issues to be discussed around agriculture and food security for the 2019 Agribusiness and Food Security Summit held on the 18th of July 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, BusinessDay hosted a panel session on ‘Risk Management Approaches and Solutions in Agricultural Finance and Trading.’
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Commodities     July 05, 2019
The first image that usually comes to mind when you think of an exchange is a group of brokers standing in a large circle in their suits and shouting commands at each other. If you have ever visited an exchange or seen “The Wolf of Wall Street”, you have probably wondered what all the fuss was about.
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Commodities     June 21, 2019
AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited, Nigeria’s first private sector commodities exchange firm, is today introducing the first ever learning platform for Nigeria’s commodities market. The Exchange has named this initiative EdEX and kicked off activities under the new initiative with a training for journalists and media personnel tagged Trading Stories.
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Commodities     June 19, 2019
Increased access to finance for smallholder farmers in Nigeria will drive productivity in crop production and the Agric sector in general across the country.
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Agriculture     April 25, 2019
In 2017, africanfertilizer.org released a report showing a rise in the percentage of Nigerian farmers uptaking fertilizers. With a rise of 63% from the 959,364 metric tons of fertilizer accessed in 2016, Nigerian farmers were now recorded to have accessed 1,564,816 metric tons.
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Commodities     April 17, 2019
A total of 7,183 MT of commodities ranging from maize, paddy rice and sorghum valued at N773.1m was traded at the AFEX exchange in Q1, 2019.
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Commodities     April 03, 2019
AFEX - Nigeria’s first private commodities exchange firm and leading player in the Sub-Saharan African Commodities value-chain in partnership with Proshare - Nigeria’s leading financial information hub, is set to hold an interactive twitter chat on April 17th, 2019.
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Commodities     April 01, 2019
AFEX defines a commodities exchange to be “an open and regulated market where people can trade in standardized futures contracts. This means, in simple terms, that they get into agreements to buy or sell specific quantities of raw materials or other primary products at a specific price for delivery on a future (specified) date.”
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Commodities     March 20, 2019
As in every relevant sphere of life, it is true that women in agriculture are important – wielding the capacity to make great impact when they are helped and empowered to access the same opportunities as men. At the launch of the National Gender Action Plan (NGAP) on Agriculture in October 2018.
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Commodities     February 06, 2019
When AFEX met Abdul in 2017, he was operating barely a rung above subsistence farmers. Where his aim was to make a living from his farming operations, he was stuck in a vicious cycle of poverty that kept his farming operations small with no real opportunity to expand and increase. As we identified, his problem was both simple and complex.
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