* Bourse in talks with banks, insurer and gold miner
* Bank of Africa Group seeks to list another subsidiary
ABIDJAN Feb 27 West Africa's regional BRVM
bourse is targeting five new listings this year including Bank
of Africa-Senegal as well as Ivorian banks Societe Ivoirienne de
Banque (SIB) and BIAO-CI, the Abidjan-based exchange's Chief
Executive said on Thursday.
The bourse was negotiating with a Canadian gold miner
operating in Ivory Coast and a Senegalese insurance company,
Edoh Kossi Amenounve told Reuters on the sidelines of a press
conference. He declined to name the two other companies.
Bank of Africa Group, majority owned by Morocco's BMCE
, already has its subsidiaries in Benin, Burkina Faso,
Ivory Coast and Niger listed on the BRVM.
Ivory Coast is liquidating the state's stakes in 15
companies in a round of privatisations announced in December.
The government intends to sell a 49 percent stake in SIB
worth 4.9 billion CFA francs ($10.21 million). Morocco's
Attijariwafa Bank holds 51 percent of SIB. It plans to
sell a 10 percent stake in BIAO-CI worth 2 billion CFA francs.
($1 = 479.9570 CFA francs)
(Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly; Writing by Joe Bavier;
Editing by Emma Farge)