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The Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières SA ("Regional Securities Exchange SA"), or BRVM, is a regional stock exchange serving the following West African countries:

The exchange is located in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Market offices are maintained in each country.

BRVM is a private corporation with 2,904,300,000 CFA francs in capital.

The BRVM Composite Index climbed 18 percent in 2015.[1]


The mission of the BRVM is to:


Time line Market integration by the BRVM is a political, institutional, and technical success. The Bourse Régionale and Dépositaire Central/Banque de Règlement (DC/BR) were established in several phases:


The BRVM is entirely electronic. The central site in Abidjan provides securities quotation and trading services as well as regulation/issuing services.

Agents sitting at workstations in their offices or desks located in national branch offices in WAEMU countries and brokerage firms can:

The principles followed in establishing the BRVM satisfy the requirement for both compliance with international standards and adaptability to the WAEMU socioeconomic environment. Equal access to information and the management of investors and network access costs, regardless of the economic operator's location, are key drivers. The exchange can be described as follows:

A centralized exchange driven by orders, that is, the price of a security is fixed by matching bid and ask orders collected before the quotation.

Three weekly trading sessions with two fixings (single price obtained by matching bid with ask orders). These sessions will evolve rapidly towards daily sessions to implement:


Eligibility The BRVM has, at inception, two sections for stocks and a single section for bond loans.

To be eligible for the first section, a company must satisfy the following conditions:

Eligibility of a company for the second section is subject to the following conditions:

The mandatory section-debt instruments-is accessible to bond loans, of which the total number of securities issued is higher than 25,000 and has a face value of at least 500,000,000 CFA francs.

Listing Getting listed on the BRVM is the final link in the financing chain for businesses. It is a strategic long-term decision that requires excellent preparation. A company seeking to be listed on the BRVM must satisfy the following conditions:

To apply for listing on the BRVM, the candidate company must mandate a brokerage firm to assist and advise it. Once the complete application has been received, the BRVM will rule on the company's eligibility and send a copy of the application to the Regional Council of Public Saving and Financial Markets for the necessary notification. The listed company has the following responsibilities:

NB: For further information, please contact the BRVM, its national branch offices or a brokerage firm.

BRVM Indices

Two BRVM market indices represent the activities of stock market shares.

The BRVM Composite comprises all securities listed on the exchange.

The BRVM 10 comprises ten of the most active companies on the exchange (dated as of August 3, 2016).


Ticker symbol Security GICS Sector Country Market capitalization [Bn FCFA] Freeflow market cap [Bn FCFA]
ETIT Ecobank Financials  Togo 487 83.2
SNTS Sonatel Telecommunications Services  Senegal 2280 512.3
ONTBF Onatel Telecommunications Services  Burkina Faso 442 90.2
UNXC UNIWAX Consumer Discretionary  Ivory Coast 99 17.4
SGBC Société Générale CI Financials  Ivory Coast 407 73.7
PALC PALM CI Consumer Staples  Ivory Coast 88 29.0
CIEC Compagnie Ivoirienne d'Electricité Utilities  Ivory Coast 209 40.1
TTLC Total CI Energy  Ivory Coast 214 53.5
FTSC Filtisac Industrials  Ivory Coast 104 28.6
BOAC Bank of Africa CI Financials  Ivory Coast 132 36.3

Formulation and selection criteria for the BRVM Composite and BRVM 10 are based on the leading global market indexes, especially the FCG index of the International Finance Corporation; a World Bank affiliate. The formula for the indexes takes into account market capitalization, transaction volume per session and transaction frequency. Only common shares are used to calculate the indexes.

The concept of liquidity also plays a key role in selecting securities for the BRVM 10. For each one, the average daily transaction volume in the three months preceding the quarterly review must not be less than the median daily transaction volume for all securities. Transaction frequency must always be higher than 50%, and the security must be traded at least one out of two times during the three-month study period.

The indexes are automatically generated by the BRVM trading system and circulated after every trading session. The BRVM 10 is also reviewed four times a year (first Monday of January, April, July and October ), and the BRVM Composite after every new listing so it can keep pace with the growth of the Regional Financial Exchange.

Market information

Information concerning the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (prices, volumes, dividend payments, financial statements of listed companies, etc.) is available via many channels, such as:

See also


  1. ^ "BRVM Values Combined Cote d'Ivoire Telecom-Orange at $6 Billion".