Key economic data in China surged dramatically in the first two months of 2021, pointing to a continued recovery for the world’s second largest economy. China’s industrial output grew 35.1% in January and February compared to the same months last year. The strong numbers are distorted because they are compared to 2020, when most
Why is the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius far wealthier than its fellow, former British possession, and sugar based economy, Fiji? Both countries developed similar economies and grew in much the same way for more than 100 years. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fiji had the stronger economy, but not now. Last year
Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has said, policy distortions to the country’s second-biggest tax handle – the Value Added Tax (VAT) – is impeding its ability to generate the needed revenue for government. Making the assertion at the second edition of the PFM Tax Africa Network Dialogue Series, the former Minister for Finance noted
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.
Multilateral institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Ghana’s total debt stock to hit 86.6 percent in 2025 According to the IMF, Ghana’s debt stock is expected to continue on an elevated path reaching 81.5 percent this year, 83.2 percent in 2022, and further to 84.8 percent, 86.0 percent and 86.6 percent in 2023,
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
Professor of economics at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey has stated that the establishment of the National Development Bank will have no positive impact on the growth of the economy if government fails to apply proper business management in its operations. The establishment of the bank which has
Ghanaians might soon be paying more for electricity as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is proposing an increment in tariffs. The Company says it needs more funds to support its operational activities, hence the request. The Managing Director of the company, Kwame Agyeman-Budu at a public forum on Thursday, April 8, 2021, said while
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
Vice President of Imani Africa, Bright Simons has said it has become critical for more public sector borrowing in order to survive as a country. According to him, the country’s fiscal space is currently under enormous fiscal pressure, a situation he believes makes a strong case for the country to borrow in order to survive.