The collective debt of African countries according to the African Development Bank (AfDB), now stands at 70 per cent of the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Speaking at the launch of the African Development Bank’s 2021 edition of its annual African Economic Outlook, President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, called for a quick and
The size of Ghana’s economy is projected to swell from $62.8 billion in 2020 to $83.2 billion by the end of 2023. According to Fitch Solutions, research arm of credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, the expansion of Ghana’s economy is expected to start this year, with the economy growing by $7.2 billion in monetary terms.
The teams focused their efforts on a few of the highest-value S&OP levers in order to review the current planning process, identify gaps in the planning infrastructure and analytically understand demand and supply variability.
The Director for Africa at the cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, Emmanuel Babalola, has suggested while speaking with Business and Financial Times that a wider cryptocurrency adoption is key to transforming and simplifying the ways people make payments on the continent. With cryptocurrencies, cross-border transactions – remittances and settlements – can be made more widely accessible and
Debt repayment relief saves Kenya $912 million Kenya saved Sh99.73 billion in deferred repayments for its external debt for the year ended June following a deal with several rich nations, lifting pressure on its thin domestic revenue collection. Fresh Treasury data shows expenditure on servicing external loans amounted to Sh234.59 billion, a drop of 29.83 percent compared to Sh334.32
Nigeria’s inflation rate dropped further for the second consecutive month to stand at 17.93% in May 2021 from 18.12% recorded in April 2021. This is contained in the Consumer Price Index report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). According to the report, the consumer price index, (CPI) which measures the inflation rate increased
The IMF Executive Board today completed the 2021 Article IV consultation and Second reviews of the EFF/ECF arrangements with Kenya, allowing for an aggregate immediate disbursement equivalent to about US$ 258.1 million for budget support. The Kenyan authorities have continued to show strong commitment to their reform agenda in a challenging environment and are acting
Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has reacted to statements made by Dr Albert Touna-Mama, the IMF Representative to Ghana, over the country’s classification as a Low-Income Country (LIC) from a Middle-Income Country (MIC) status. As reported by norvanreports on Monday, April 12, 2021, Ghana according to the IMF’s 2021 April Fiscal Monitor Report, was classified as
Many businesses, large and small, have a huge source of great ideas that can help them improve, innovate, and grow, and yet so many of these companies never think of using this amazing corporate asset. What is this highly valuable asset? Its own people.
Deputy Finance Minister-designate John Kumah has conceded that the Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA) introduced by former Finance Minister Seth Terkper during the Mahama administration, has been helpful to the Akufo-Addo government in clearing a lot of energy sector-related debts. Now known as ESLA PLC, the company’s key objective is to resolve the energy sector