E-commerce: Facebook launches the Business Suite application for SMEs

Technology: Facebook is continuing its strategy of developing e-commerce on its platforms, by designing new tools for businesses. Facebook is launching a new application for small businesses, allowing you to manage professional pages or profiles on both Facebook and Instagram.  Facebook Business Suite The tool is called "Facebook Business Suite". The platform explains that this app allows businesses to post to Facebook and Instagram at the same time, and manage and receive messages, notifications and alerts in one place. The interface will also measure engagement, visualizing the tool's metrics through an information tab on Facebook and Instagram.

"We first designed Facebook Business Suite for small businesses, but it's a long-term investment, and we hope to make it the primary interface for businesses of all sizes that use Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp," Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post yesterday. “Th…

Ivory Coast: Désirée Eliane Yacé appointed new director general of the BHCI

The Ivory Coast Housing Bank has a new managing director. This is Désirée Eliane Yacé, who replaces Abdoulaye Gbané, who has been acting in this position since July 18, 2019, learned Financial Afrik.

It was at the end of its session on February 28, 2020, that the Board of Directors chose the new director, who is well aware of the banking sector. "She held the positions of director of clients, director of risks and director of human resources at the International Bank for Trade and Industry of Côte d'Ivoire (Bicici) and at Biao Côte d'Ivoire, currently Nsia Bank) "

In a privatization a few years ago, the government sold 51.6% of its shares to the Canadian mortgage investment company WestBridge Mortgage Reit, to revitalize Bhci. The cost of the repurchase estimated at nearly 10 billion FCFA, corresponded to 349,700 shares. However, the bank found itself in a disconcerting situation to the point of sowing doubt in the minds of customers. Faced with the concern and the impossibility of certain customers to regain possession of all of their banking operations, the State took over its shares by appointing by decree, on November 27, 2019, its new representatives to the board of directors of the Ivory Coast Housing Bank.

According to the note, Désirée Eliane Yacé "will work on the efficient implementation of the Bhci's recovery plan in synergy with all of the bank's teams". His appointment confirms, according to the government, the commitment of the State of Côte d'Ivoire to revitalize the BHCI. Who is called upon to play a strategic role for the benefit of the Ivorian banking system and the overall economy of the country.