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Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2022

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...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2022

Côte d’Ivoire’s banking sector has played a key role in post-2012 economic recovery and growth, financing large-scale infrastructure projects, private sector industrial expansion, agricultural activity and the services industry. The banking sector has been competitive and this trend is expected to continue in the short term, with both traditional banks and non-bank players increasing their...

After achieving a region-leading economic recovery in the decade since political stability was established, future growth and industrialisation strategy will continue to be shaped by the National Development Plan 2021-25, which constitutes a holistic approach to achieving emerging market status and meaningful poverty reduction by 2030.

Alongside significant political efforts to speed up the energy transition, 2021 was a record-breaking year for green finance, as governments, international institutions and lenders alike sought to support the shift towards renewables. This mirrored developments in generation: new renewable energy capacity reached an all-time high of 290 GW in 2021. Meanwhile, the issuance of...

Launched in 2017, the Bahrain Investment Market (BIM) has so far secured one listing. However, with expectations that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic may now be over, the financial authorities are intent on breathing new life into the initiative as a means of promoting rapid growth of high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

What are the most significant aspects of Bahrain’s Economic Recovery Plan for capital markets?

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