March 1, 2017 / 2:10 PM / 7 months ago

West Africa's BCEAO central bank sees growth of 7 pct in 2017

DAKAR, March 1 (Reuters) - West Africa’s BCEAO central bank projects 7 percent economic growth in 2017 in the eight-nation CFA franc currency zone, the bank said on Wednesday.

Growth in 2016 was projected at 6.9 percent, the bank said in December. (Reporting by Diadie Ba; Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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