AfDB, BEAC in $1m deal to strengthen regional financial market

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) have signed a grant agreement to support the project to support the unified financial market of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).
The deal was signed on May 28 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, according to the AfDB media outlet.
It said this funding of US$ 994,638 comes from the African Private Sector Assistance Fund (FAPA), funded by Japan and Austria and hosted at the AfDB.
It is in addition to resources already released by the Bank in support of the regional financial market.
The resources are the technical assistance approved by the Bank in 2019 to support the start-up of the Unified Financial Market in Central Africa as well as a capacity building programme supervised by the Bank and supported by the French Fund for technical assistance.
The BEAC was mandated by the Heads of State of CEMAC to strengthen the players in the regional financial market in Central Africa and further boost the public securities market in the CEMAC zone, which brings together six countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Chad).
The support provided by the AfDB will make it possible to implement three main components: revitalization of the government securities market, support for the stock market and support for project management……….TO CONTINUE READING CLICK ON

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