Headquartered in Abidjan, the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM) is the regional stock exchange that serves the capital markets of the eight members of UEMOA. The BRVM has experienced turbulent periods of growth and decline over its 25 years of existence. During the period that coincided with the civil and political unrest in Côte d’Ivoire, the BRVM showed limited progress in terms of trading activity and institutional development. In the early recovery years of the post-2012 era,…
From The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2022
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The global inflationary environment is likely to impact monetary policy both in Côte d’Ivoire and across the West Africa region. The relevant authorities are aiming to tame price increases, potentially through tighter monetary policy. A predicted rise in the cost of credit, combined with an increase in prices of raw materials and oil, could negatively impact corporate growth dynamics, and in turn, affect stock market activity. Fortunately, while the first half of 2022 saw signs of stagnation, the momentum that drove market performance in 2021 is expected to continue. In addition to prospects of new company listings and increased transactions on the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières, the regional exchange of UEMOA, forecasts are optimistic, projecting that the exchange will close the year with a market capitalisation of $11bn.
This chapter contains an interview with Tardy Kouassiblé, Deputy Managing Director, Atlantique Finance.