(Ecofin Agency) - On January 28, 2020, Côte d'Ivoire mobilized a total of CFA60.85 billion (about $102 million) on the WAEMU securities market, through the issue of treasury bills (BATs) and fungible treasury bonds (OATs). The initial amount requested was CFA60 billion (about $100 million).
Issued with a 3-month maturity, the treasury bills was oversubscribed with a total amount of CFA83.7 billion (about $140 million) in bids. Out of this amount, CFA31 billion, or around $52 million were retained at the end of the transaction.
As for OATs issued with a maturity of 36 months, CFA30.75 billion (about $51 million) of bids were collected, out of which CAF29.85 billion (about $50 million) were retained.
According to the provisional schedule of public securities issues published by the WAMU Securities Agency, Côte d'Ivoire intends to raise a total amount of CFA975 billion (about $1.6 billion) on this market to finance its budget during the year 2020.