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Wed, 17/01/2018
ABIDJAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast awarded Tullow Oil two new oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, including one offshore block located along the maritime boundary with Ghana, government spokesman Bruno Kone said.
Wed, 17/01/2018
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks stepped back from a record high on Wednesday as the region's resource shares were hit by falling oil and commodity prices while digital currencies tumbled on worries about tighter regulations. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices gave away earlier gains on Wednesday as an
Tue, 16/01/2018
ABIDJAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast aims to raise 1,310.7 billion CFA francs ($2.35 billion) in bonds on the regional CFA franc market in 2018, treasury director Jules Coulibaly told Reuters on Tuesday.
Tue, 16/01/2018
ABIDJAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - French utility Engie said on Tuesday it had acquired two West African industrial energy services companies - Afric Power and Tieri - in a bid to expand its business in the region.
Tue, 16/01/2018

Ahead of the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Bamako Convention billed to take place in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire between January 28 and 30, 2018, Mr. Leslie Adogame, Executive Director, Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development , has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, ratify and implement the Bamako Convention now. According to Adogame, "It is most worrisome that Nigeria which should play a lead role on the continent has inadvertently lagged behind 29 other countries in Africa.

Tue, 16/01/2018
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares pushed higher on Tuesday, erasing early modest losses while the euro stood near a 3-year peak on rising expectations that the European Central Bank could pare its monetary stimulus. WORLD OIL PRICES Brent crude prices were on Tuesday settling in around $70 per bar
Mon, 15/01/2018
ABIDJAN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Dusty Saharan winds hampered cocoa crop development in Ivory Coast last week, though some light rain provided respite for the main crop, farmers said on Monday.
Mon, 15/01/2018

A collision between a mini-bus and a truck left at least 6 people dead and 17 injured on the Abidjan-Dabou axis on Sunday, according to a security source issued on Sunday night. The clash between the two vehicles that were traveling at high speed occurred at the village of Songon, about twenty kilometers from Abidjan.

Fri, 12/01/2018
NAIROBI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. - - - - - GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks resumed their ascent on Friday, supported by U.S. earnings optimism and a rise in oil prices while the euro edged higher as the European Central Bank signalled an end to its massive stimulus. WORLD OIL PRICES Oil prices eased on Friday after hi
Thu, 11/01/2018
ABIDJAN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast cocoa grinders had processed 124,000 tonnes of beans by the end of December, up slightly from 121,000 tonnes at the same point in the previous season, data from exporters' association GEPEX showed on Thursday.

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