Yaoundé - 26 September 2021 -



Central Africa: Afreximbank opens its regional office in Yaounde, Cameroon

On September 22, 2021, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) opened the doors of its new Yaounde office to the media as a prelude to the official...
Tuesday 21 September 2021Finance

CEMAC: BEAC launches another liquidity withdrawing operation to combat inflation

Today September 21, 2021, in the CEMAC region, the Central bank BEAC launched an operation aimed at withdrawing liquidity from the regional financial...
Thursday 16 September 2021Finance

Cameroon: BGFIBank announces 2-fold plan to overrun competition

BGFIBank will build its national headquarters in Douala, Henri-Claude Oyima (photo), CEO of BGFIBank group indicated yesterday September 15, 2021, during...
Wednesday 8 September 2021Finance

Cameroon: State companies recorded XAF224 bln cumulated loss in 2017-2019 (official)

Over the 2017-2019 period, the 44 state-owned companies in the government portfolio recorded XAF224 billion losses, a document attached to the 2021...
Wednesday 8 September 2021Finance

Fund transfers: Cornered by Mobile Money services, Express Union embarks on a charm offensive

Express Union, which was until recently the undisputed leader of domestic fund transfers in Cameroon, launched a promotional campaign waiving fees for...
Wednesday 8 September 2021Finance

CEMAC: BEAC resumes with liquidity absorption operations

Last September 6, the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) launched an operation aimed at absorbing XAF100 billion liquidity from banks with excess...
Tuesday 7 September 2021Finance

CEMAC: Credit portfolio deterioration pushed some banks to seek BEAC liquidities in Jan-Mar 2021

Between January and March 2021, the main factor that pushed most banks to participate in the BEAC’s liquidity injection operations was the deterioration...
Thursday 2 September 2021Finance

BEAC’s liquidity injections boosted private sector financing YoY in Mar 2021

Thanks to the liquidity injection operations resumed in March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, commercial banks active in the CEMAC region...
Wednesday 1 September 2021Finance

Cameroon: UBA confirms its leadership by domiciling 56.3% of cocoa export transactions in 2020-2021

During the 2020-2021 cocoa season (ended on July 2021), 12 local financial institutions acted as domiciling banks for cocoa exporters in Cameroon....
Tuesday 27 July 2021Finance

SMEs’ financing: I&P steps up efforts to boost private equity mechanism in Cameroon

In its about 20 years of existence, Investisseurs et Partenaires (I&P) has funded 170 SMEs in Afica . However, only a dozen of those SMEs...
Friday 23 July 2021Finance

BVMAC: “La Régionale” shares close the fifth trading day at XAF42,000

On July 21, 2021, five days after its first trading day on the equities segment of the Central African Stock exchange BVMAC, the “La Régionale” shares...
Tuesday 13 July 2021Finance

Prudential Beneficial and MTN Cameroon launch a low-cost insurance package to guarantee education for the youth

About a month ago, insurance firm Prudential Beneficial and MTN Cameroon launched an insurance product to guarantee education in Cameroon, credible...
Tuesday 13 July 2021Finance

CEMAC: BEAC reactivates the financial standardization committee to ensure proper management of new payment systems

On July 7, 2021, the Bank of Central African States (BEAC)’s Financial Standardization Technical Committee CORENOFI came out of its decades-long...
Wednesday 7 July 2021Finance

CEMAC: BEAC liquidity injections are slowing activities in the interbank market

Commercial banks’ growing attraction for weekly liquidity injection operations organized by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) is affecting the...
Wednesday 7 July 2021Finance

Orange Cameroon boasts 70% MoMo market share with CFA800bn in monthly transactions

Mobile operator Orange Cameroon announced it controls 70% of the market share on the Mobile Money segment with estimated monthly cumulative transactions...
Monday 5 July 2021Finance

Standard Chartered Bank Cameroon closes retail segment to focus on wholesale banking

Standard Chartered Bank Cameroon recently announced that it is closing its retail segment in Cameroon. The operation started on June 30, 2021, with the...
Friday 2 July 2021Finance

Société Générale appoints Marème Mbaye Ndiaye as regional director for East and Central Africa

Effective July 5, 2021, Senegal-born Marème Mbaye Ndiaye became the regional director of Société Générale in East and Central Africa. The executive who...
Thursday 1 July 2021Finance

Cameroon-born Georges Wega joins Société Générale group’s management committee

Cameroon-born Georges Wega, who is currently Société Générale's regional director in West Africa, is now Deputy Director of the international banking...
Thursday 1 July 2021Finance

Eurobond Refinancing: Cameroon raises XAF450 bln at a 5.95% interest rate, significantly lower than the initial 9.5% in 2015

Yesterday June 30, the Cameroonian government announced the stellar success of its XAF450 billion Eurobond refinancing operation. Issued in 2015, the...
Wednesday 30 June 2021Finance

CEMAC: The AfDB to provide close to XAF2 bln institutional support for a financial market development project

On June 29, 2021, the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved the regional project for the development of the CEMAC financial sector with a US$3.6...
Monday 28 June 2021Finance

Debt collection agency SRC initiates recovery of over XAF60 bln owed by CBC`s clients

Cameroon`s debt collection agency SRC is currently planning to initiate the recovery of XAF60.137 billion owed to the Commercial Bank of Cameroon (CBC )...
Wednesday 23 June 2021Finance

CEMAC: Cameroon raises only XAF34.8 bln despite the XAF40.2 bln subscriptions to its June 16 bond isuance operation

During its June 16, 2021, long-term security issue, Cameroon raised only XAF34.8 billion out of the 50 billion it was sourcing through the issuance of...
Friday 18 June 2021Finance

CEMAC: Panafrican group Africa Bright Securities becomes an official broker on the BVMAC

Officially, Panafrican group Africa Bright Securities, is, since June 15, 2021, a brokerage firm authorized to operate on the Central African Stock...
Thursday 17 June 2021Finance

Cameroon heads back to the BEAC debt market to raise XAF50 bln through issuance of 6-year bonds

On June 16, 2021, after a 1-month break, Cameroon headed back to the Bank of Central African States (BEAC)’s public securities market to issue new...
Thursday 17 June 2021Finance

Ecobank partners with CAMPOST to bring banking services closer to the non-connected population

On June 14, 2021, Cameroon Postal Services (CAMPOST) and Ecobank Cameroon signed a partnership agreement allowing access to banking services for the whole...
Tuesday 15 June 2021Finance

CEMAC: Cameroonian investors contribute XAF54.5 bln (28.9%) to Gabon’s new 2021-2016 bond issue

At the end of its 2021-2026 bond issue operation (the sixth in the history of the country’s public finance), Gabon raised XAF188.8 billion against a...
Friday 11 June 2021Finance

BDEAC exceeded budgetary forecasts in 2020 with XAF9.8 bln net profit (Administrative Board)

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) recorded a XAF9.8 billion net profit in 2020. This was...
Thursday 10 June 2021Finance

Microfinance institution Vision Finances doubles its capital to XAF4 bln to fund development plans

In a recently published release, microfinance institution Vision Finances SA announced that it has successfully concluded an operation aimed at doubling...
Thursday 10 June 2021Finance

Douala town hall gets closer to World Bank’s XAF43 bln funding with a XAF3.2 bln loan from UBA Cameroon

UBA Cameroon recently granted a XAF3.2 billion loan to the Douala town hall, credible sources reveal. According to the sources, thanks to that loan, the...
Wednesday 9 June 2021Finance

Cameroon: Insurers’ association ASAC plans to capitalize on mandatory insurances to boost sectoral turnover

In Cameroon, the new bureau of the insurers’ association ASAC intends to boost the turnover of this sector during its tenure. Indeed, in 2020, that...
Monday 7 June 2021Finance

AXA Cameroon’s CEO Thierry Kepeden becomes chairman of local insurance companies’ association ASAC

Thiéry Kepeden, CEO of AXA Cameroon, is the new chairman of the Association of Insurance Companies of Cameroon (​ASAC). The CEO who started his career...

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