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Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.

Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.

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Tax measures – Direct and Indirect

(e.g. payment deferrals, rate reductions…)

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Economic stimulus measures

(e.g. loans, moratorium on debt repayments…)

BEAC announced a set of monetary easing measures including:
  • A decrease of the policy rate by 25 bps to 3.25 percent, a decrease of the Marginal Lending Facility rate by 100 bps to 5 percent
  • A suspension of absorption operations, an increase of liquidity provision from FCFA 240 to 500 billion
  • A widening of the range of private instruments accepted as collateral in monetary operations.
  • The MPC also supported BEAC’s management’s intent to propose to reduce haircuts applicable to private instruments accepted as collateral for refinancing operations, and to postpone by one-year principal repayment of consolidated central bank’s credits to member states, but these possible additional measures are not effective yet.
  • On March 25, 2020, the COBAC informed banks that they can use their capital conservation buffers of 2.5 percent to absorb pandemic-related losses but requested banks to adopt a restrictive policy with regard to dividend distribution.

Other measures and sources

On 6 April 2020, a COVID-19 economic response plan was announced which aims at strengthening infrastructure in the health sector, protecting the most vulnerable, and supporting the private sector, notably small and medium enterprises.

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