The wind of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is currently blowing across the globe with major Central Banks in the process of developing systems that will support digital money. China is testing a digital renminbi version, whereby customers can transact payments over their mobile phones. Europe announced the launch of a digital Euro as part of their
The OECD today published detailed rules to assist in the implementation of a landmark reform to the international tax system, which will ensure Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) will be subject to a minimum 15% tax rate from 2023. The Pillar Two model rules provide governments a precise template for taking forward the two-pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising
The newly constituted board of GOIL Company Limited (GOIL) has said it will prioritise growing the firm’s profit by strengthening proper systems, efficiency while reducing waste. GOIL’s profit after tax in 2020 dropped to GH¢90.03 million down by 14.5 percent compared to the previous year’s GH¢105.5million. But the new board, chaired by Reginald Daniel Laryea,
The Nigerian federal government spent a total of N1.8 trillion on debt servicing in the first five months of the year, representing about 98% of the total revenue generated in the same period. This is according to the budget implementation report presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
On 2 August 2021 the IMF approved an historic SDR allocation, aiming to boost global liquidity. The SDR allocation, which came into effect three weeks later, could have positive ripple effects on African FX markets, especially if on-lending mechanisms are put in place, supporting the overall balance of payments. “This is a historic decision,” IMF
Public sector workers looking forward to a huge wage increment will not get it because the Finance Ministry says there is simply no money to meet such demands. And indeed this situation is likely to persist until 2024 as the Technical Adviser at the Ministry Dr Samuel Nii Noi Ashong called on the country to
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 26th United Nations climate change conference, COP26, recently came to an end, having aimed to get countries united in the fight against climate change. Climate change issues are likely to hit African countries the hardest though the continent is the least responsible for driving climate change. We asked Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla the AIMS-Canada Research
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.
Global fiscal response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the last twelve (12) months according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has reached $16 trillion. In its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor, the Bretton Wood institution notes that prompt fiscal responses by world governments have strengthened health systems and provided emergency lifelines to households and businesses. Adding