Société Anversoise du Commerce au Congo

The Société Anversoise (English: Company of Antwerp) was a concession company of the Congo Free State,[1] headquartered in Antwerp. It was, with the Lulonga Company and the Abir Congo Company, one of the main producers of rubber in the Free State.[2] Alongside Abir and the Lulonga Company the Société Anversoise handed back control of the concession to the Congo Free State in 1906.[2] The Société Anversoise merged with Abir in 1911 to form the Compagnie du Congo Belge with a focus of the management of rubber plantations instead of the harvesting of naturally occurring rubber.[3][4] The Société Anversoise was quoted on the Antwerp Stock Exchange from 27 July 1898.[4]

Congo Free State concession companies, Société Anversoise shown in dark green

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  1. ^ Harms 1975, p. 78.
  2. ^ a b Harms 1983, p. 136.
  3. ^ Christopher 1984, p. 92.
  4. ^ a b Buelens, Franz; Marysse, Stefaan, Returns on Investments during the Colonial Era: The Case of Congo (2006–7) (PDF), University of Antwerp, p. 17

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