Latest articles from Côte d`Ivoire


Will Covid-19 scupper Côte d’Ivoire’s economic miracle?

July 10, 2020

Pandemic and contested election pose questions about country’s growth prospects.

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Côte d’Ivoire banks stand firm in face of Covid-19

June 22, 2020

Despite the pandemic, Côte d’Ivoire’s recent strong economy lends its banks confidence.

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Côte d’Ivoire prime minister looks to maintain peacetime profitability

October 2, 2017

Beset by civil war in recent times, Côte d’Ivoire has now emerged as one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. The country's prime minister and minister of budget and state portfolio, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, tells James King why Côte d’Ivoire can be relied upon in a political sense, and how he plans to maintain its levels of foreign investment.

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Côte d’Ivoire wins investors by taking the long view

April 30, 2015

A loyal investor base welcomed the long-dated bond with three equal maturities that helped smooth the Côte d’Ivoire sovereign's refinancing profile.

Edoh Kossi Amenounve

Building Francophone Africa’s capital markets

January 2, 2014

Francophone west Africa’s regional stock exchange, the BRVM, suffers from low turnover and a lack of listings. But its chief executive tells Paul Wallace he is determined to change that and bring about closer ties with Nigeria and Ghana’s stock markets. 

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Masterminding Côte d'Ivoire’s renaissance

September 3, 2012

Much has improved in Côte d'Ivoire since president Alassane Ouattara came to power last year, ending months of post-election turmoil. Although some parts of the country remain volatile, most of it is peaceful. And the economy is expanding quickly. The president even thinks its will soon attain double-digit growth. 

African banks seek expansion beyond home markets

African banks seek expansion beyond home markets

May 1, 2012

African banks are increasingly looking outside of their domestic markets, and many of the continent's biggest lenders are now active in multiple countries, buoyed by greater access to vast unbanked populations and a more stable political environment.

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Finance minister Diby looks to revitalise Côte d’Ivoire

March 1, 2012

Côte d’Ivoire’s economy was battered by the near civil war that broke out following elections in late 2010. The new government has made a good start in trying to repair the damage, but its finance minister knows it has more to do to regain the trust of foreign investors. 

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Treasure seekers

May 5, 2010

Côte d'Ivoire's huge unbanked population makes the country an attractive target for both local and foreign banks. With the west African nation's banking sector on the verge of a consolidation process, those left standing will be well placed to tap into this enormous potential. Writer Nick Kochan

A thoroughly modern exchange

May 5, 2010

Although the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres may only boast a limited number of quoted companies at present, it is fully up to date with the latest technology and legislation, which is likely to attract growing interest going forward. Writer Nick Kochan

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