Banque Atlantique, SocGen and Afreximbank have raised 200 million euros ($272.81 million) to start a second container terminal at Abidjan port in Ivory Coast, a banking spokesman said on Thursday.
Ivory Coast gold output is expected to reach 22 tonnes in 2016, an increase of around 30 percent from 2014 estimates, due to the start-ups of two new mines, the country's mines minister said on Thursday.
Ivory Coast has increased its 2014 budget by nearly 4 percent on expectations of higher earnings from cocoa, natural gas and the country's ports, a government spokesman announced on Wednesday.
The Bank of Ghana raised its prime interest rate by 100 basis points to 19.0 percent on Wednesday, citing risks to the West African nation's fiscal outlook.
Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shanghai or New Delhi, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday.
Ghana's annual consumer price inflation rose to a four-year high of 15.0 percent in June from 14.8 percent in May, the West African nation's statistics office said on Wednesday.