KEY POINTS A group of 130 nations has agreed to a global minimum tax on corporations, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced Thursday, part of a broader agreement to overhaul international tax rules. Yellen did not announce the actual rate at which the GMT would be set, but the Biden administration has pushed for at least
A Former Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper, has bemoaned the increasing number of tax handles imposed on the citizens in recent times. He said the country needed to understand that it could not tax its way out of expenditure overruns that were leading to high deficits, borrowing and debts. He said while taxes were
Ahead of the presentation of the 2021 mid-year budget review today, Thursday, July 29, 2021, Energy Consultant, Dr. Yussif Sulemana, says he expects the government to review some taxes introduced in the petroleum sector. He argues that as oil prices on the global market continue to surge, the government stands to make up for any
The new kids on the oil block—Guyana, Suriname, and Ghana—have no plans to let their newly discovered oil wealth go to waste by joining global decarbonization efforts. They plan to exploit them as best as they can before they become worthless, Reuters has reported, citing statements by government officials made at this week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Cryptocurrencies have been tipped to revolutionalize remittances to developing countries as they promise lower service fees than cash transfers. Experts at Trust Payments hold that apart from lower fees, cryptocurrencies, as a means of money transfers across borders, has other advantages over cash. The advantages include the fact that cryptocurrencies are decentralize money, provide better
International credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, says Ghana will have no other choice than to opt for an IMF financing should the country’s liquidity or financing needs continue to increase. According to Fitch Ratings, despite the government’s resolve to not go back to the IMF and pursue a regular IMF programme due to the conditionalities
Ghana has lost its status as a Middle-Income Country (MIC). This follows the reclassification of the country as a Low-Income Country (LIC) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor Report. According to the IMF, it no longer recognises Ghana as a MIC despite achieving the status in 2010. The downgrade
World Bank President, David Malpass, has said the multilateral institution has put in place processes to serve as safety guardrails against corruption activities in countries that are to be beneficiary of funds meant to strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Accorfing to President Malpass, the World Bank gives enormous attention to prevailing environmental, social
With the wide-spread use of mobile phone devices, the introduction of Mobile Money (MOMO) in Ghana since 2009 has had quite a significant impact on the Ghanaian economy by reducing unemployment to some extent, developing the payment ecosystem, providing a means of savings for people without access to banks, timely completion of financial transactions, among others. More than a decade down
Despite pandemic-induced supply chain challenges and construction delays, renewable capacity additions in 2020 expanded by more than 45% from 2019, and broke another record. An exceptional 90% rise in global wind capacity additions led the expansion. Also underpinning this record growth was the 23% expansion of new solar PV installations to almost 135 GW in 2020.