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Bvmac plans to increase capital, three years after the Cemac market unification

The Cemac stock exchange, Bvmac, announced plans to increase its share capital currently at CFA6.8 billion. This decision comes three years after the...
Friday 22 July 2022Finance

Beac to oversee CAR's cryptocurrency project

The Bank of Central African States (Beac) will oversee the cryptocurrency adoption project ongoing in the Central African Republic. The decision was taken...
Thursday 21 July 2022Finance

Cameroon: Rise in US Dollar inflates external debt service for July by CFA3bn

The rise in the US dollar will make Cameroon pay an extra CFA3 billion in external debt service for July 2022. The Minister of Finance’s Treasury...
Friday 15 July 2022Finance

Cameroon’s corporate debt is worrying, but still offers opportunities

The National Stats Institution (INS) recently issued a report on the financial and economic situation of the corporate world in Cameroon in 2021. The...
Friday 15 July 2022Finance

Cameroon to repay CFA287.6bn (+20%) in public debt interest in 2023

The Cameroonian government will repay CFA287.6 billion in public debt interest in 2023. The amount is up CFA48 billion, or 20.03%, compared to that in...
Wednesday 13 July 2022Finance

CEMAC: Bank loans slid by 5% in Q2 2021, despite the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions

The volume of bank loans in the Cemac region fell by 4.95% year-on-year during the second half of last year. This was a finding of the Bulletin of...
Wednesday 13 July 2022Finance

Cameroon raises CFA83bln on the Beac market to repay the previous loan

Cameroon made Wednesday the repayment of a loan of CFA83 billion on the Beac public securities market. The loan was contracted 26 weeks ago. To make this...
Tuesday 12 July 2022Finance

Individuals in Cemac received more bank credit than SMEs in H2 2021 (beac)

The Bank of Central African States (Beac) issued a note presenting the bank credit landscape in the Cemac during the second haft last year.  Despite...
Friday 8 July 2022Finance

Cameroon to borrow CFA178bn on the Beac market in Q3 2022

The Cameroonian government planned to borrow CFA178 billion on the Beac public securities market in Q3 2022. According to its Q3 2022...
Thursday 7 July 2022Finance

Euro falls against U.S. dollar, pegged CFA follows the rhythm

Euro, the currency used in 19 European countries, last July 5 slid by 1.5% against the U.S. dollar to its lowest rate in 20 years. Many reasons can...
Tuesday 5 July 2022Finance

Cameroon: IFC approves CFA2bn loan for SCE

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private arm of the World Bank, announced Tuesday it has granted a loan of $3.2 million (a little...
Tuesday 5 July 2022Finance

Cameroon: Car insurance companies to increase the cost of services

Car insurance companies in Cameroon entered negotiations with the government to increase the cost of their services. They say they were expecting the new...
Friday 24 June 2022Finance

Afriland First Bank CD shaken by internal conflicts fueled by malpractice accusations

For about a year now, Afriland First Bank CD - 95.6% owned by Afriland First Group- is ripped apart by internal conflicts. The bank’s majority shareholder...
Tuesday 14 June 2022Finance

BDEAC grants financing to Burundi, its first loan outside CEMAC

The Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC) approved a total amount of CFA161.8 billion to finance 14 projects in the sectors of education,...
Tuesday 14 June 2022Finance

Cameroonian SMEs still awaiting the BADEA loan, more than a year after announcement

The Cameroonian government announced in March 2021 that it has requested a loan of $18.9 million (about CFA12.3 billion at the current value of the...
Friday 3 June 2022Finance

Islamic financing: Afriland First Bank signed a deal to support SMEs

Youssoufa Bouba, Deputy MD of Afriland First Bank, yesterday signed an agreement with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector...
Wednesday 1 June 2022Finance

6th bond issue: local investors pledge CFA196bln (82% of total amount)

Subscriptions for Cameroon’s 6th bond ended on May 25 with a total of CFA239 billion, we learn. Initially, the country was seeking to raise CFA200...
Tuesday 31 May 2022Finance

Afriland First Bank to sell its Ugandan subsidiary

The Bank of Uganda had on May 25 approved Afriland First Bank Uganda Limited's request for voluntary liquidation. The information was reported in a...
Thursday 26 May 2022Finance

Emile Parfait Simb, promoter of Liyeplimal, arrested for cryptocurrency scam

Emile Parfait Simb, the promoter of Global Investment Trading (better known as Liyeplimal), which specializes in cryptocurrency investments, was arrested...
Tuesday 24 May 2022Finance

Cameroon closes roadshow for 6th bond issue with a target of CFA250bln

The Cameroonian Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motazé, closed the roadshow of the country’s 6th bond issue yesterday May 23 in Yaoundé. According to...
Wednesday 18 May 2022Finance

Insurers join Cameroon’s 6th bond issue

Insurance companies in Cameroon prefer to turn to the government’s 6th bond issue, whose subscriptions end on May 25, 2022, rather than go to banks....
Tuesday 17 May 2022Finance

Cobac steps up vigilance on cryptocurrencies after DRC legalizes BTC

The Banking Commission of Central Africa (Cobac) unveiled last May 6 its decision to establish a system for identifying and reporting transactions related...
Monday 16 May 2022Finance

Bond issue 2022: Cameroon seeks to attract Gabonese and Congolese investors

The Cameroonian Minister of Finance, Louis Paul Motazé (pictured), launched today the roadshow for Cameroon’s 6th bond issue. The Treasury seeks to raise...
Thursday 12 May 2022Finance

CCA-Bank seeks to increase its capital, currently at CFA10 billion

Crédit communautaire d'Afrique-Bank SA (CCA-Bank), Cameroon's 15th largest bank, is in the process of increasing its share capital, which currently stands...
Tuesday 10 May 2022Finance

Cameroon pays CFA1.7bn in interest on a 10-year loan on the Beac securities market

Yesterday May 9, Cameroon paid CFA1.750 billion in interest on the Beac public securities market. This interest payment is related to a 10-year fungible...
Wednesday 4 May 2022Finance

Salam, Allianz unveil merger plan

Insurance companies Salam (South African) and Allianz (German) are planning a merger. The information was reported Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in a press...
Tuesday 3 May 2022Finance

Cameroon gets Cosumaf approval for 6th bond issue

Cameroon received last April 29 the green light from Cosumaf, the Central African Financial Market Surveillance Committee, to proceed with its 2022 bond...
Tuesday 26 April 2022Finance

Cameroon spent CFA1.4 billion in new interest payment on the Beac market

Cameroon has spent a total of CFA1.4 billion in new interest payments on the Beac securities market. The payment is related to a 3-year fungible Treasury...
Friday 22 April 2022Finance

CEMAC: Outstanding bank loans grew by CFA24 billion (+1.3%) at end-2021

The outstanding bank loans (loans not repaid by borrowers, ed) within the Cemac region increased by CFA24 billion YoY (+1.3%) at the end of December 2021...
Tuesday 19 April 2022Finance

Cameroon becomes the most active player in the Beac securities market in Q1 2022, ahead of Gabon

The outstanding amount of securities held by the Cameroonian Treasury on the Beac securities market as of March 31, 2022, was estimated at a little more...
Friday 15 April 2022Finance

British Standard Chartered Bank exits 7 Middle Eastern and African countries, including Cameroon

The British banking group Standard Chartered Bank announced yesterday April 14 it is withdrawing from seven countries in Africa and the Middle East. The...

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