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Will Tanzania's new stock exchange platform help start-ups?

22 December 2013 Last updated at 08:36 GMT

Tanzania's Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange has launched a new platform to bring smaller businesses and investors together.

It is meant to help start-up companies and SMEs get access to much-needed capital, and close a gap in funding which commercial banks often fail to provide.

Tulanana Bohela reports from the country's economic hub, Dar es Salaam.

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