OTHER ASSETS OF COTE D'IVOIRE

Education and training :

Cote d’Ivoire has today a potential of human resources of quality at a competitive cost, formed in the universities and great schools of international fame, and ready to integrate the active world.


Cote d’Ivoire counts 5000 kms of tarred roads and more than 63.000 kms of classified roads. The railway managed by SITARAIL connects Abidjan port to the north of the country crosses the border and enters Burkina Faso. It has two ports in deep water: Abidjan in South-east (the largest port of transshipment of West Africa) and San Pedro in South-west. There are three international airports (Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, and Bouake) and a total of 23 airports for the domestic traffic. The country also has an important infrastructure of telecommunications which give him today a comparative advantage in the region.


Industrial parks :

COTE D’IVOIRE has the most important industrial fabric of the region. The city of Abidjan for example counts approximately seven (07) industrial parks. Moreover, the government of Cote d’Ivoire is considering the extension of the industrial activities, the adjustment of other industrial parks, particularly in Abidjan, as well as the creation of free trade zones in localities close to Abidjan.


By its position of engine and principal gateway to the Economic and Monetary Union of Western Africa (UEMOA), Cote d’Ivoire constitutes a penetration and centre of attraction of the sub regional market of more than 70 million consumers. As a key member of the Economic Community of Western Africa States (ECOWAS), it also makes it possible to reach out to a broader market of approximately 200 million consumers.


Cote D’Ivoire has worked out texts and undertaken important reforms in the economic, legal and tax plans, in order to createa very attractive business environment.These measurements and reforms, added to the many business opportunities that the country offers make it, a favorable place of investments.

Thus, at the legal level, measures taken these last years were translated essentially, by the improvement of the legal framework of businesses. Indeed, important legislative texts were adopted, which give to the magistrates modern instruments for the resolution of conflicts relating to the life of companies. We can notify few more such as: the creation of a court of arbitration (CACI) since 1997, the simplified law on the procedure of covering of the credits, the reinforcement of the jurisdiction of summary procedure, the reinforcement of the institutional capacity of the courts, etc.

Moreover, at the inter-African level, the signature of the treaty relating to the Harmonization of laws of Businesses in Africa (OHADA) comes to complete the state of law, favorable to the development of economic activities in Cote d’Ivoire.


Network of banks and insurances

The banking environment of Cote d’Ivoire counts about fifteen banks of which foreign banks (Standard Chartered, Bank of Africa, Versus Bank, etc), and several financial establishments.

Credit institutions of Cote d’Ivoire count for 37% of the weight of the whole of the banking assessments of the UEMOA; the banking structure of Cote d’Ivoire is the first rank in French-speaking African countries and the third on the level of sub-Saharan Africa.

It is advisable to note also the existence of institutions or structures of support to the private investment (Guarantee funds of SME, the Ivorian Funds of Development and Investment (FIDI)).

In addition, many international financial and development institutions have chosen Cote d’Ivoire to shelter their Headquarters or their regional representations. For instance, the African Bank of Development (BAD), the International Finance Corporation (SFI), the Program of the United Nations for Development (UNDP), the Guarantee fund of the “Council of Accord”, the banking Commission of the UEMOA, the Regional exchange of transferable assets, etc .

The sector of insurances, very present in the financial landscape of Cote d’Ivoire, includes twenty-nine (29) companies which operate in Cote d’Ivoire. It is sufficiently packed and is by far the most diversified of the region. The cumulated placements of the insurance companies rose with more than 140 billion including 21.4% in fixed assets, 42.9% in transferable securities and 28.6% in consignations.



BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

I- CENTRAL BANK BCEAO-CI, Banque Centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'ouest
Tél. : 20 21 05 46 - 20 21 90 70 - 20 22 28 52
angle boulevard B. Roussel et avenue Delafosse
01 BP I769 Abidjan 01


II- COMMERCIAL BANKS

Banque Internationale pour le Commerce et l'Industrie de Côte d'Ivoire(BICICI)
avenue Franchet d'Espérey
Tél. : 20 20 16 00 - 20 20 17 00
01 BP 1298 - Abidjan 01
SIB, Société Ivoirienne de Banques
34, boulevard de la République
Tél. : 20 20 00 00 - 20 21 97 41 - 20 20 00 90
01 BP 1300 - Abidjan 01

Société Générale de Banques en Côte d'ivoire(SGBCI)
5-7 avenue Joseph Anoma
Tél. : 20 20 12 34 - 20 20 17 00 - 20 20 14 82
01 BP 1355 - Abidjan 01

Banque Internationale de l'Afrique de l'Ouest en Côte d'Ivoire(BIAOCI)
8 - 10 avenue Joseph Anoma
Tél. : 20 20 07 20 - 20 20 07 00
01 BP 1274 - Abidjan 01

Banque Atlantique
avenue Chartes de Gaulle, Immeuble El Nasr, Plateau
Tél. : 20 21 82 18 - 20 21 68 52
04 BP 1036- Abidjan 04

Compagnie Bancaire de l'Atlantique Côte d'Ivoire(COBACI)
Immeuble Alpha 2000, rue Gourgas, Plateau
Tél. : 20 21 28 04 - 20 21 07 98
01 BP 522 - Abidjan 01

Bank of Airica Côte d'Ivoire(BOACI)
Rue Joseph Anoma ex Imrneuble BNDA
Tél. : 20 33 15 36 - 20 32 89 93
01BP 41324 - Abidjan 01

ECOBANK Côte d'ivoire
Avenue Terrasson de Fougères, Immeuble Alliance
Tél. : 20 21 10 41 - 20 21 88 16
01 Abidjan BP 410701 - Abidjan 01

Banque Paribas Côte d'Ivoire
17, Avenue Terrasson de Fougères, Immeuble Alliance, 6ème étage
Tél. : 20 21 86 86 - 20 21 30 32 - 20 21 88 23
17 BP 09 - Abidjan 17

Citibank NA (succursale)
Immeuble Botreau Roussel, 28, Avenue Delafosse
Tél. : 20 21 46 10 - 20 21 76 85 - 20 21 16 87
01 BP 3698 - Abidjan 01

Standard Chartered Bank
Avenue de la République
Tél. : 20 30 32 00 - 20 30 32 01
17BP1141 Abidjan 17

Banque Centrale Populaire du Maroc (representation office)
boulevard de la République, Immeuble Laceda, Porte D Entresol
Tél. : 20 21 68 28 - 20 21 69 05
01 BP 868 Abidjan 01

Banque Coréenne d'Exportation (representation office)
Tél. : 20 21 29 60 - 20 21 15 23
04 BP 674 Abidjan 04

Export Import Bank of China (representation office)
Tél. :
01 BP 1910 - Abidjan 01

HSBC Equator Bank pic (representation office)
1, rue des Selliers
Tél. 21 24 08 65 - 21 25 75 34
16 BP 1045- Abidjan 16


III- SPECIALISED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Banque de l'Habitat Côte d'ivoire(BHCI)
22, Avenue Joseph Anoma
Tél. 20 22 60 00
01 BP 2325 - Abidjan 01

BIAO Investissement
Tél. 20 21 84 52 - 20 21 85 99
04 BP 411 - Abidjan 04

Compagnie Financière de la Côte d'ivoire(COFINCI)
Rue Gourgas, Tour BICICI 15ème étage
Tél. 20 21 27 32 - 20 21 23 46
01 BP 1566 - Abidjan 01

Société Africaine de Crédit Automobile(SAFCA)
1, Rue des carrossiers zone 304
Tél. 21 24 91 77 - 21 35 77 90
04 BP 27 - Abidjan 04

Société Générale de Financements et de Participation en Côte d'ivoire(SOGEFINANCE)
5 - 7 Avenue Joseph Anoma
Tél. 20 22 55 30 - 20 22 53 30 - 20 32 67 60
01 BP 3904 - Abidjan 01

BICI BAIL
Avenue Franchet d'Espérey, Tour BICICI S, 5ème étage
Tél. 20 22 24 31
01 BP 6495 - Abidjan 01

SOGEFIBAIL
Tél. 20 20 15 00 - 20 32 85 15 - 20 33 14 93
01 BP 1355 - Abidjan 01

Compagnie Ivoirienne de Vente à Crédit et Acquisition(CIVECA)
Angle boulevard Roume et Avenue du Dr Croset
Tél. 20 22 77 13 - 20 22 77 35
04 BP 2084 - Abidjan 04

AFRIBAIL (filiale BIAO)
8 - 10 avenue joseph Anoma
Tél. 20 20 07 25 - 20 20 07 20 - 20 20 07 26 - 20 20 07 00
01 BP 1274 Abidjan 01

Société Africaine de Crédit-bail(SAFBAIL)
Immeuble SAFCA, 1, Rue des Carrossiers, zone 3
Tél. 21 24 91 77 - 21 35 77 90
04 BP 27 - Abidjan 04

FAMWA, Fremlington Asset Management West Africa - (representation office)
15, Rue Joseph Anoma gauche, Tour AMCI 12ème étage
Tél. 20 32 16 64 - 20 32 16 04
01 BP 1273 - Abidjan 01


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