Banks in the country going forward are expected to pay 5 per cent of gross profits to government. The new directive contained in the 2021 Budget Statement and presented to Parliament on March 12, by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensa-Bonsu, is to help defray outstanding commitments – locked up funds – in the
The global economy is projected to grow at 6 percent this year, moderating to 4.4 percent in 2022 after a contraction of –3.3 percent in 2020 The revised 6 percent growth projection follows an earlier growth projection of 5.5 percent by the IMF. According to the IMF, the contraction of the global economy for 2020
Africa, despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, remains the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts. It also hosts some of the lowest-income countries in the world, limiting the resources available for adapting to a heating planet. Seven out of the 10 most climate vulnerable nations in the world are located in Africa.
Taxpayers must be up to date with compliance before asking for assistance. At the National Treasury press briefing on the economic support package required to deal with the negative economic impact of the “recent disturbances”, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni gave assurance that the fiscal path announced in the 2021 February budget will be maintained. Mboweni
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
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.
Total liabilities recorded by the Central Bank for the year ended 2020, amounted to Ghs 115 billion. As contained in the Quarterly Statistical Bulletin released by the Bank and perused by norvanreports, the Central Bank’s liabilities on a year-on-year basis increased by some Ghs 35.6 billion, as liabilities recorded by the Central Bank at end-December 2019, stood
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
Former Finance Minister, Seth Tekper, has dismissed assertions that the fiscal deficit to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at 10.8% in 2016, insisting the Mahama administration actually left a budget deficit of 6.1% or 4.7%, depending on the accounting method used. According to Mr. Terkper, the Mahama administration did not leave very high levels of
Edo modular refineryThe Bight of Benin is metaphorical of the economic exploit of the ancient empire before the greed of Europe vanquished the empire. Their visit and subsequent attack blighted the unequalled economic adventure of the ancient kingdom. Notwithstanding the European invasion and the epic battle for the economic soul of the empire, the modern