BCEAO releases $ 6 billion for West African economies

The BCEAO has just made a liquidity injection of 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) at a fixed rate of 2% in favor of several banks of the UMOA. A total of 87 financial institutions participated in the operation. The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) made a further injection of liquidity to its member countries last week. In total, 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) were disbursed by the institution.

During the auction on September 14, 87 banks in the sub-region obtained an injection of liquidity at a fixed rate of 2%. With more than 1000 billion FCFA ($ 1.8 billion), it is the Ivory Coast which obtained the most important financing, ie 31% of the funds injected.

It is followed by Senegal with more than 580 billion FCFA ($ 1 billion), Mali with 466 billion FCFA (835 million $), Benin with 434.5 billion FCFA (777 million $) and Burkina Faso with 318 billion FCFA. ($ 569 million). Niger with 241.6 billion FCFA ($ 432 million), Togo with 219 billion FCFA (…

Reopening of shops: "We will have to find additional activities", says the president of the Nantes Association of Traders

Monday May 11, 400,000 businesses in France reopen their doors. But in these complicated times and despite the deconfinement, "we will have to find additional activities", testifies on franceinfo Olivier Dardé, the president of Plein Center, the Association of merchants of downtown Nantes.
 
Reopening of shops: "We will have to find additional activities", says the president of the Nantes Association of Traders

Of its 430 members, "about half" are open on Monday, explains Olivier Dardé, "since members, there are cafes" which cannot open immediately. "We are all ready," he says. "We are on the ground. We must be careful to protect our employees and protect our consumers. That is why we have implemented very important health protocols, so that we can reassure everyone. "

"Play collective and local"

But faced with businesses that have "fragility" and that "have suffered for quite a few years", insists the president of Plein Center, "we are also obliged to set up a market place", that is to say sales online, like "'my city, my shopping'".

We also set up drive, click and collect, group orders to deliver at home. We are replacing certain delivery methods to be complementary to physical stores.
Olivier Dardé, president of the Association of merchants of downtown Nantes at franceinfo. "There are businesses that will only be able to accommodate one or two people, so today, you have to be able to find other modes of turnover," says Olivier Dardé. play collectively and play locally in this dimension. "




For Olivier Dardé, potential customers this week will turn first to food and of course to "hairdressers, in the crosshairs. And then little by little, I think we will really go into pleasure shopping because that people also need to share and live these moments. And then, beyond the trade, coming to the city center is also a heritage approach. It is a moment of conviviality. common good, it's a real life. " But the president of Plein Center procrastinates, "we must reassure people, assure them that we can bring them by bicycle, organize public transport, we must organize everything. We need all the red carpets."