West African 'Eco' currency sparks division over timetable and euro peg

West African ‘Eco’ currency sparks division over timetable and euro peg

Economic Community of West African States member countries flags on world map with national borders Getty Images Having announced the retirement of French colonial currency the CFA franc, the eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) are hoping to see a new common currency in place this year. However, a speedy … Read more…

Eco: ECOWAS new currency symbol, bank name revealed

Eco: ECOWAS new currency symbol, bank name revealed

ECOWAS Heads of States and Government have adopted “EC” as symbol for the single currency, Eco, to be used in Nigerian and 14 other countries. They also adopted “Central Bank of West Africa (CBWA)” as the name of the ECOWAS Central Bank. These were contained in the final communiqué released by Mr Jean-Claude Brou, President … Read more…

ECOWAS single currency target not realistic, says analyst

ECOWAS adopts Ec as ECO symbol, endorses Adesina for 2nd term – The Sun Nigeria

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, has adopted ‘Ec’ as the symbol for the ECOWAS single currency otherwise known as ECO. The ECOWAS Authority also called on the Republic of Benin, Niger and Nigeria to hasten the work of the Tripartite Ministerial Committee … Read more…