Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April 2020, and prospects for recovery are strengthening amid actions to contain new waves of the pandemic and speed up vaccine rollouts, according to the World Bank’s biannual economic analysis for the
58 Replies As of today, the five year constant maturity Treasury yield has stabilized for the last month at about 0.9%. The inflation breakeven implied by the spread between Treasurys and TIPS has plateaued at 2.52%. After accounting for the estimated term premium and liquidity premium, the implied inflation rate is 1.90% . Figure 1. Five year inflation
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 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 office of the Auditor General has ordered the Social Security and National Insurance Trust, (SSNIT), to recompute some GHS9.2 million which stand as total penalty charges from nine agent banks for the year ended 2019. In a report by the acting Auditor General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, on the public accounts of Ghana for the
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has disclosed that it has acquired a 4 per cent stake in the Dar s Salaam Stock Exchange citing strategic reasons. “Back in 2017, we took a position in the Dar er Salaam Stock exchange. Dar Es Salaam Stock exchange was doing an IPO. And its always been part of our regional strategy to
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
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has released the list of regulated companies approved to operate as electronic money issuers and payment service providers for business transactions in the country. They include five dedicated electronic money issuers and 21 payment service providers. This follows the passage of the Payment Systems and Services Act, 2019 (Act 987)
Supported by a robust sales force and tight cost controls, Pharm Ltd. experienced sustained double-digit growth over a number of years, only to find that their supply chain struggled to keep pace.
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