Reform “sluggish” at national levels, staff report says
Research published by IMF urges authorities to address ‘shallow’ financial markets
Commercial banks’ borrowing from central bank grows from 4% of assets to 9% since 2011
Fund singles out lack of oversight of bank holding companies in WAEMU
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
IMF study indicates West African Economic and Monetary Union securities market fails to meet the needs of longer-term investment
Central Bank of West African States wants audit of Ivory Coast offices
West African Institute for Financial Management works with IMF and World Bank to train region’s central bankers
Former Ivorian minister Kone Tiemoko Meyliet is the new governor of the West African Central Bank
West Africa’s regional central bank resumes operations in Ivory Coast
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
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
Former President Laurent Gbagbo's seizes Central Bank of West African States’ Ivory Coast offices in power struggle with President Alassane Ouattara
Central Bank of Nigeria’s Lamido Sanusi on reforming the national payment system
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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,...
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.
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,"...