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.
The Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) Special Drawing Rights (SDR) holdings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased by $16.6 million in 2020. IMF SDR holdings of the BoG at end-November 2020 stood at Ghs 242.39 million ($42.2 million), but then declined to Ghs 148 million ($25.6 million) at end-December 2020. BoG’s Ghs 148 million ($25.6
The mention of mutual funds may befuddle the ordinary investor. Many regard it as esoteric. But mutual funds are a good way to invest as well as diversify one’s investment portfolio. It is an asset class that every investor should know of. This article briefly looks at investing in mutual funds in Ghana. The mention
The implementation of some of the new tax policies introduced in the 2021 budget statement from 1st May is likely to contribute to fuel prices rising to GHS6 per litre in the near future. That’s according to the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC). Of the new taxes that will be implemented from the beginning of next
International financial markets have opened a window for African governments to diversify their funding sources from traditional multilateral institutions and foreign aid. For example, they can now borrow through issuing Eurobonds – these are international bonds issued by a country in a foreign currency, usually in US dollars and euros. South Africa was the first
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
The Yapei-Kusawgu MP, John Abdulai Jinapor says the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s revenue target is simply unattainable. The former Deputy Energy Minister based his comments on the inability of government to meet any of its revenue targets in the past four years. According to him, government’s projection of adding about ¢20 billion more to Ghana’s current tax
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 new kids on the oil block—Guyana, Suriname, and Ghana—have no plans to let their newly discovered oil wealth go to waste by joining global decarbonization efforts. They plan to exploit them as best as they can before they become worthless, Reuters has reported, citing statements by government officials made at this week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Synopsis: South Africa’s recovery may well be on its way as the government finances showed a significant improvement in May due to rising tax revenue despite restricted economic activity SOUTH Africa’s recovery may well be on its way as the government finances showed a significant improvement in May due to rising tax revenue despite restricted