A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. Adding
The demographic profiles of countries like Kenya, where a high percentage of people are young, would suggest that it’s swiftly renewing its workforce with fresh talent. But this doesn’t seem to be the case. We conducted a study in a public sector organisation three years ago. We found that the bureau had an ageing workforce.
Ghana’s debt jumped by ¢3.5 billion to hit ¢335.9 billion at the end of July 2021, the Bank of Ghana’s latest Summary of Economic and Financial Data has revealed. This is equivalent to 76.4% of Gross Domestic Product and keeps the nation in the highly debt distress category. The World Bank and the International Monetary
India, Nigeria’s largest destination for oil exports, has suffered a drop in oil imports by 7% to 3.9 million barrels per day (BPD), paving the way for lower government revenues for the next couple of months. This is because the country represents 16.79% of Nigeria’s total revenue generated from exports in the first quarter of
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is exploring the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency. This is according to the Second Deputy Governor of the BoG, Mrs Elsie Awadzi Addo. Speaking at the virtual regional capacity building workshop organized jointly by IMF’s AFRITAC West 2 and Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM), Mrs Awadzi Addo
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health, economic, and social crisis. It is threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions, increasing poverty and inequality, and reversing development gains. To move toward a global recovery will require sustained, differentiated, and targeted financial and technical support to governments and the private sector. These were key messages
Energy think tank, the Institute for Energy Security (IES), has averred that the ongoing impasse between ENI Ghana Exploration and Production Limited – subsidiary of Italian oil major ENI – and Springfield Exploration and Production Limited, could prove costly for Ghana if not settled and allowed to end up in the International Court of Arbitration.
Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, is urging government to use the 2022 budget to reset fiscal policy and create a more credible path towards medium term fiscal sustainability. According to him, this is crucial to accelerate financial stability for the country. Speaking at the 10th edition of the Ghana Economic Forum
Director of Research for the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Dr John Kwakye, has made calls for transparency on the country’s financial and energy sector debts as a component of the country’s overall public debt stock. The call by the Institute, Dr Kwakye explains, would aid in dispelling the notion of concealment of the debt burden of
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