Côte d'Ivoire Financial Services

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The period of easily raising funds from abroad seems to be coming to an end for emerging markets around the world. In the new environment of higher interest rates in the US and increased competition for capital flows, portfolio managers are becoming more selective with where they place their money.

 

The UEMOA banking system, which has experienced accelerated development over the last five years with average annual growth of 13% of the total sector balance sheet, has remained globally stable and profitable. Nonetheless, there are still pockets of vulnerability. Indeed, some banks are still undercapitalised and several small banks still do...

 

The much-anticipated third board of the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) that is dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was launched in 2017. With this new compartment the aim is to provide smaller companies – which account for around 80% of the economic structure of the UEMOA – access to long-term financial...

 

In April 2016 the Inter-African Conference of Insurance Markets (Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d’ Assurances, CIMA), which oversees insurance regulation in 14 African countries, including Côte d’Ivoire, adopted a major reform aimed to protect the region’s reinsurance industry. Two years on, changes appear to be paying off for local...

 

How is the local industry being impacted by regulations issued by the Inter-African Conference of Insurance Markets (Conférence Inter-africaine des Marchés d’Assurance, CIMA)?

 

After four years of high gains following the end of the political instability in Côte d’Ivoire, indexes at the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) – headquartered in the Ivorian commercial capital Abidjan – were set for a third consecutive year of decline in 2018. If the situation is leaving many investors worried, market observers...

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