West Africa’s Regional Stock Exchange to promote the growth-potential of its region during a roadshow to Johannesburg, London and New York in 2018

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The West African Regional Stock Exchange (Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, BRVM) is organizing in 2018 a global roadshow which will include three major financial cities on three continents: Johannesburg, London and New York.

The BRVM will launch its BRVM Investment Days 2018 roadshow from Africa’s financial centre, Johannesburg on March 14th then it will move to London (UK) on May 2nd and will conclude on September 20th in New York (USA).

The BRVM Investment Days will provide an opportunity for potential investors who are interested in broadening their capital markets investment and in companies from the WAEMU region to meet with BRVM’s CEO, Dr. Edoh Kossi AMENOUNVE (photo) and CEO’s of listed companies such as Sonatel and ETI, Brokers (SGI), Asset Managers (SGO), etc. They will showcase why the regulated market is the best gateway to the region and share their insights about economic trends in the francophone economic area. They will also outline the strategic opportunities including new listings and speak about privatization prospects, a new market segment for mining, and a trading board and ELITE programme to grow small and medium enterprises.

Domestic interest is growing in our markets and boosting trading. We are also keen to continue improving markets and deepening liquidity by ensuring our markets stay attractive to international investors. Our listings include some top quality African lion businesses, spanning several countries. We are ensuring that the BRVM is the most efficient and effective way for investors to share our growth story.” stated Dr. AMENOUNVE.

About the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, BRVM :

BRVM is the world’s unique and truly integrated regional stock exchange shared by eight West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo) who are all members of an economic union, linked by one central bank and a single currency (CFA Franc/ FCFA). They constitute an economic area of more than 100 million consumers and a market-worth of $91 billion. These eight West African economies have been growing to a combined rate of 6.5% per year in recent years and forecasts predict even higher growth in the future.

The BRVM is based in Abidjan, in one of the biggest and fastest growing economies of the continent. The BRVM offers international standards including surveillance and regulation. At the end of January 2018, it has 45 listed companies spanning the region including telecoms, banking, brewing, and agriculture and 37 debt securities including 5 Islamic Sukuk bonds. To register online, please visit www.brvminvestmentdays.org.

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