APRNEWS - By end September 2018, the volume of public procurement markets approved in Côte d’Ivoire was XOF1,038.72 billion (about $1.8 billion) against XOF600.02 billion ($1 billion) in 2017 ; representing a 73.1% increase on a year on year basis.
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APRNEWS - Côte d’Ivoire will set a monitoring committee for projects funded by China, Sidi Tiémoko Touré, the Ivorian communications minister indicated on November 29, 2018.
APRNEWS - Côte d’Ivoire will benefit from a $33 million support program from World Bank, Xinhua indicated November 17, 2018, citing official sources.
APRNEWS - "More than 53% of the population said they are not satisfied with their housing and living conditions" meaning that "less than 40% of the Ivorian population live in a decent environment", said Bruno Koné, Côte d'Ivoire's minister of construction, housing, and Urbanism.
APRNEWS - The lower chamber of the parliament of Côte d’Ivoire adopted, on October 31, 2018, a draft law authorizing the government to ratify the agreement for the creation of an African Free Trade Zone (AFTZ).
APRNEWS - On September 11, 2018, The TSX-V listed mining company Awalé Resources, operating in Côte d’Ivoire, announced that it raised CDN832,500 through a non-brokered private placement by issuing 6.66 million shares worth CDN0.125 each.
APRNEWS - In Côte d’Ivoire, the local subsidiary of French group Société Générale, launches a new Price Fluctuation Coverage Product designed for cocoa producers.
APRNEWS - In Côte d’Ivoire, the united party known as Rassemblement des Houphouetistes pour la Démocratie et la Paix (RHDP) was officially created, following a constituent general meeting held July 16 at Hôtel Ivoire d’Abidjan.
APRNEWS - Abundant rain in Côte d’Ivoire last week are expected to boost yield during the 2017-18 cocoa mid-crop. Reuters reported that rainfall exceeded the five-year average in Daloa (which provides a quarter of national output) and in the heart of the cocoa belt in Soubre, reaching 67.9 mm and 67.2 mm, respectively.
APRNEWS - The Ivorian subsidiary of Coris Bank International approved a new credit line worth CFA10 billion ($17.9 million) to local SMEs. The document was recently signed between the company and the ministry of trade, craft, and SMEs’ promotion.