The government says it is not under pressure to refinance the country’s maiden bond issued in 2007 “at any price”, hence the decision to pause in pricing a new 2016 Eurobond until market conditions improve. Speaking to the Daily Graphic about developments concerning the ongoing programme to refinance the balance of all or part of
Total government expenditure for 2021 is projected to reach some GHS 113.75 billion, equivalent to 26.2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The increment in public expenditure represents a growth of 13.7 per cent above the outturn of GHS 100 billion recorded in 2020. Meanwhile, total revenue and grants for 2021 is projected to
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today regarding the Executive Board’s decision supporting the general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): “The IMF Executive Board yesterday concurred in my proposal for a new general SDR allocation equivalent to US$650 billion – the largest allocation in the IMF’s
The Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) instituted by the Group of Twenty (G20) has been further extended to the end of 2021. The extension of the DSSI initiative was agreed on by the G20, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank at the ongoing IMF/World Bank 2021 Spring Meetings. Welcoming the extension, President
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 Ranking Member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Dr. Ato Forson, has warned that the minority in parliament will not support the approval of the 2021 budget statement because the government has been “insensitive” and continues to misreport public debt figures. Contributing on the floor of the house during the debate on the budget, Dr. Forson stated
The World Bank is expressing worry that Ghana’s economy has begun to deindustrialize prematurely, according to its latest Ghana Economic Outlook Report. Traditionally, manufacturing is a marker of industrialization, but economic indicators show that the country’s economy may have begun to de-industrialize prematurely. “There are indications that Ghana has begun to deindustrialize prematurely. Traditionally, manufacturing
Nigeria received a sum of $2.78 billion as foreign inflows in the first half of 2021, representing a 61.1% decline compared to the $7.15 billion received in the corresponding period of 2020. This is contained in the capital importation report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for Q1 and Q2 2021. According to the report, foreign direct investments stood
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.
The Ghana Association of Bankers wants government to find other ways of addressing the high fiscal deficit, rather than targeting the banking sector with new tax introduction. “As an industry, we believe that if we [the banking industry] have this huge fiscal deficit, we must have a plan to address it.” “We believe we have