The Central Banker Report Cards, published annually by Global Finance since 1994, grade the central bank governors of 94 key countries as well as the EU, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the Bank of Central African States and the Central Bank of West African States
Developments in Africa's largest economies, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and the BCEAO (Central Bank of West African States
) countries over the last three months in 2018, augur well for the prospects of the Islamic finance industry in 2019.
Other central bankers who received a "B+" grade were the governors of Canada, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Iceland, Japan, Vietnam, Botswana, Central Bank of West African States
, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
"The team met with Minister of Economy, Finance and Development Sori-Coulibaly, Minister of Budget Yaka, National Director of the Central Bank of West African States
Ki-Zerbo, other senior government officials, representatives of the private sector and civil society, and development partners.
The Egyptian government encouraged the domestic banking sector to provide $25bn to fund SMEs in a move to support the country's sluggish economy and create more jobs, while the Central Bank of West African States
, which oversees the CFA franc zone in eight West African countries, has signed an agreement with the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank to help finance SMEs through a $100mn Islamic fund.
The first regional consultation was held in Dakar, Senegal, in partnership with the Central Bank of West African States
(BCEAO) in January.
Representatives of the Central Bank of West African States
(BCEAO) and of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) also participated in the workshop, the IMF said.
"The mission met with President Jose Mario Vaz, Vice-President of the National Assembly Inacio Correia, Finance Minister Geraldo Martins, and Central Bank of West African States
(BCEAO) National Director Joao Fadia; senior government and BCEAO officials, representatives of the financial sector, private sector, and development partners.
The 64-year-old was previously based in Senegal's capital of Dakar while working at the Central Bank of West African states
In September, the WAEMU Commission organized in Dubai, in collaboration with the West African Development Bank (WADB) and the Central Bank of West African States
(BCEAO), an international investors' conference in order to mobilize resources to finance its development projects.
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