SocGen losses cost Central Africa $584m - report

The Bank of Central African States has lost about $584m on investments made through Societe Generale, a bank, a senior official has reportedly said.

Benoit Ndong, a senior official at the central bank's Gabon branch told Reuters, a media agency: "The losses are currently estimated at around CFAfr300 billion ($584m), but an audit is under way to evaluate the precise losses." Ndong did not say when the losses were realised.

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