Cross-border regulation of market competition under AfCFTA critical – UNCTAD says The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the regulation of cross-border market competition among businesses under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is critical and extremely necessary. According to UNCTAD, it experts the Competition Protocol policy currently being developed by member countries in the AfCFTA
Ghana’s fiscal deficit to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio for this year will not be much different from that of 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund’s October 2021 Fiscal Monitor.The Fund is forecasting a fiscal deficit to GDP ratio of 14.5% in 2021, which is not too far from the 15.7% recorded in 2020.According
Erstwhile Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has noted that Ghana is likely to default on the servicing of its debts given its swelling debts and stagnant revenues. Ghana’s debt stock as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to increase in the medium term. According to
South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. This was true even before unemployment increased as a result of the global financial crisis in 2008. And before COVID-19. The country’s youth unemployment rate is even higher than the average. The (youth) employment tax incentive was supposed to help in addressing the problem. The
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
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.
he members of the G20 have reached an agreement on a deal that would set a minimum tax rate for major companies, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday. The comments came amid talks between the finance ministers from the world’s largest economies in Venice, Italy. While progress was made, a final agreement on
The local currency is back into free-fall mode against its major counterpart trading currency, the US dollar, as it records its highest depreciation since beginning of the year, B&FT analysis has shown. Data from the Bank of Ghana interbank FX rates show as of yesterday Tuesday, September 9, 2021, the cedi was trading at GH¢5.85
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.
Developing targeted intervention to attract young people to become ‘creators’ rather than ‘seekers’ of jobs, Green Economy Ghana is on a job creation mission to help in the increment of the economic growth of the country. Its mission is to adopt new approaches to work that requires the workforce in acquiring new skills. Green Economy