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Sub-Saharan Africa Stocks: Mauritius Leasing, 7 Up Bottling

Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Mauritius’s SEMDEX Index advanced for the first time in four days, gaining 0.5 percent to 1,858.56 by the end of trading in Port Louis, the capital.

Kenya’s All-Share Index rose for the first day in three, adding 0.2 percent to 54.32 by the close in Nairobi. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index advanced for a fourth day, rising 1.5 percent to 20,420.23 in Lagos, according to a statement on the bourse’s website. The FTSE/Namibia Overall Index declined 0.3 percent to 829.98 by the end of trade in Windhoek. The Ghana Stock Exchange Composite Index slid 2.1 percent to 920.59 by the close in Accra.

The following shares are among the active stocks in sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

Mauritius Leasing Co. (MLC MP), which provides leasing facilities for movable assets and equipment, rose the most in almost three weeks, climbing 2.2 percent to 7.10 rupees. The European Investment Bank, the European Union’s long-term lending institution, will provide 5 million euros in funding through Mauritius Leasing Co. to support small and medium-sized companies in the island nation.

7 Up Bottling Co. (7UP NL), a Nigerian soft-drink maker, advanced to its highest in more than five years, gaining 4 percent to 51.49 naira. The company forecast net income of 1.69 billion naira for the fourth quarter in a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

To contact the reporters on this story: Stephen Gunnion in Johannesburg at sgunnion@bloomberg.net;

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Gavin Serkin at gserkin@bloomberg.net

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