President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass, is advocating for interest rate deductions on loans made to poor countries by both private and sovereign creditors. According to him, interest rates of 6 or 7 percent on official bilateral debt of poor countries is simply to high and cannot be justified when compared to that
Efforts to close loopholes exploited by multinational corporations (MNCs) to reduce their tax bills came to a head on June 4-5. At a meeting in London, G7 finance ministers agreed to commit to a global minimum tax of at least 15% on a country-by-country basis. Efforts to close loopholes exploited by multinational corporations (MNCs) to reduce
In 2020 the Nigerian economy shrank by 1.8%, its deepest decline since 1983. The COVID-19 crisis drove the economic slowdown; the external context was marked by capital outflows, intensified risk aversion, low oil prices and shrinking foreign remittances. Published by the World Bank, the Nigeria Development Update Resilience through Reforms states that reforms implemented by the Nigerian government
Effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will convert all National Identification numbers into Tax Identification Numbers (TIN). This forms part of efforts to identify and rope in more eligible taxpayers, especially those in the informal sector and enable organizations to easily share important data with the Authority. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has made a justification for the sudden rise in the country’s public debt stock as a ratio of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Speaking at a presser on Sunday, May 9, following the massive social media campaign dubbed #FixTheCountry by which the Ghanaian youth are demanding for good roads, quality education,
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.
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 Minister designate for Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has justified the need to introduce new taxes at a time Ghanaians are coping with the negative impact of the coronavirus disease. Responding to a question during his vetting on Thursday by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Mr Ofori-Atta said it was necessary for Ghanaians to learn
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.
Many countries are experiencing a combination of high public debt and low interest rates. This was already the case in advanced economies even prior to the pandemic but has become even starker in its aftermath. A growing number of emerging market and developing economies are likewise enjoying a period of negative real rates—the interest rate minus