West African States
Central Banking | 06 May 2015
Research published by the IMF finds the transmission of monetary policy is impeded by ‘shallow’ financial markets in the West African Economic and Monetary Union
Central Banking | 14 Apr 2015
The Central Bank of West African States has increased the provision of liquidity to commercial banks, which in turn are buying more government debt, increasing risks to financial stability
Central Banking | 04 Feb 2015
Report highlights need to reconcile regional and national interests in currency unions in the continent to ensure effective regulation and supervision
Central Banking | 23 Oct 2013
Members of the IMF’s African department find the central bank’s ability to influence liquidity conditions in the WAEMU is restricted by the union’s ‘shallow’ financial system
Central Banking | 19 Oct 2012
IMF study indicates West African Economic and Monetary Union securities market fails to meet the needs of longer-term investment
Central Banking | 21 Jun 2011
Central Bank of West African States wants audit of Ivory Coast offices
Central Banking | 14 Jun 2011
West African Institute for Financial Management works with IMF and World Bank to train region’s central bankers
Central Banking | 31 May 2011
Former Ivorian minister Kone Tiemoko Meyliet is the new governor of the West African Central Bank
Central Banking | 27 Apr 2011
West Africa’s regional central bank resumes operations in Ivory Coast
Central Banking | 01 Feb 2011
Ivory Coast fails to make January 31 deadline on payment to credit holders; analyst says political situation must be addressed before payment can be made
Central Banking | 28 Jan 2011
Ivory Coast offices of central bank shut; interim governor Jean-Baptiste Compaore says attempts to requisition central bank’s offices in violation of monetary union treaty
Central Banking | 26 Jan 2011
Former President Laurent Gbagbo's seizes Central Bank of West African States’ Ivory Coast offices in power struggle with President Alassane Ouattara
Central Banking | 27 Jul 2009
Central Bank of Nigeria’s Lamido Sanusi on reforming the national payment system
Central Banking | 09 Nov 2007
The creation of the Central Bank of West African States has encouraged high-volume cross-border trading in local currency debt markets within the West African Economic and Monetary Union, IMF research finds
Central Banking | 04 Oct 2007
Governors from members of the BCAEO alliance were very much involved in shaping the agenda of the March 2006 meeting of the Association of African Central Banks, which was held at the head office of the BCAEO in Dakar, Senegal.
Central Banking | 06 Oct 2006
The IMF Working Paper "Financial integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union" assesses the degree of financial integration in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
Central Banking | 11 Aug 2006
According to the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) Annual Report 2004, the WAMU economic dynamics was hindered in 2004 by the fresh outbreak of socio-political strife in Cote d'Ivoire and falling prices of agricultural export commodities.
Central Banking | 28 Mar 2006
Heads of state of eight west African countries met Monday 27 March to find a new head for the Central Bank of West African States and review progress in fighting a bird flu outbreak in the region.
Central Banking | 09 Dec 2005
The governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), Charles Konan Banny, has been named the new Prime Minister of the Cote D'Ivoire, formerly known as Ivory Coast.
Central Banking | 21 Oct 2005
The president of the Ivory Coast said on Tuesday 18 October that his country will not relinquish the governorship of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
Central Banking | 16 Oct 2002
NIGERIA - As part of plans towards the establishment of a common currency in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) sub-region under one central bank next year, the director of research at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. O.J. Nnanna, has said that the monetary union could only succeed if the legal powers and functions of the enabling institution were well defined.
Central Banking | 10 Apr 2001
ARTICLE - In an article published in the IMF's quarterly magazine, IMF economists R.D. Asante and Paul Robert Masson talk with Jacqueline Irving of the IMF's external relations department about the pros and cons of expanded monetary union in West Africa.
Central Banking | 02 Feb 2001
The governor of the Senegal-based Central Bank of West African States, or BCEAO, has said that peace is the precondition for economic progress in Africa. "In my view, African leaders should be concerned only about the struggle for economic progress," Charles Konan Banny said in Lome after an audience with Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema, who is also the current OAU chairman.
Central Banking | 28 Dec 2000
The board of directors of the Central Bank of West African States or BCEAO has urged member states to further diversify their production bases, accelerate integration and the implementation of common sector policies within member countries.
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