Ivory Coast will sell $500 million of Eurobonds before the end of next month, its first issue on the international market since a default more than three years ago, Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said.
Cocoa purchases by Indonesia, the third-biggest grower, will probably increase fourfold to a record this year as the government plans to scrap an import tax, according to the country’s grinders association.
Agri-Vie, a South African private- equity firm, is seeking opportunities in Nigerian food companies as the continent’s most populous country tries to reduce imports and diversify its economy away from oil.
Total Senegal SA, a unit of the Paris-based oil company, will list 33 percent of its capital on the Abidjan-based Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres in September, the chairman of the stock market said.
An outbreak of Ebola that has killed at least 85 people in West Africa is drawing aid from U.S. disease fighters who will help track the deadly path of a virus with no cure that is fatal in about 90 percent of cases.
Bean deliveries to ports in top cocoa grower est. at 1.165mln mt in season begun Oct. 1 through March 30, accord. to data on website of KnowledgeCharts, unit of Commodities Risk Analysis in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. * Arrivals were 1.077m mt in yr-earlier period * Deliveries are biggest for period since at least 2004-05, when data first compiled: KnowledgeCharts data * NOTE: 2013-14 season ends Sept. 30 * NOTE: Est. arrivals are based on exporters’ reports of no. of trucks seen arriving at buying stations near ports, may be replaced by official data
Ivory Coast’s former ruling party said political dialog with the government has stalled after the former leader of a youth militia loyal to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo was handed over to the International Criminal Court.