Many countries are experiencing a combination of high public debt and low interest rates. This was already the case in advanced economies even prior to the pandemic but has become even starker in its aftermath. A growing number of emerging market and developing economies are likewise enjoying a period of negative real rates—the interest rate minus
Ranking Member of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Cassiel Ato Forson, has said the recorded fiscal deficit of 15.4 percent at end-2020 is a complete outlier when compared to other countries in the sub-saharan region. Making the assertion at a policy dialogue forum on Ghana’s economy held by the Minority in Parliament on Monday, July 26, the former Deputy
The World Bank Group is looking to deepen regional integration on the African Continent with an updated Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy (RICAS) for the continent. The updated RICAS will support greater regional connectivity in the areas of transport, energy and digital infrastructure. It will also promote trade and market integration through trade facilitation in regional economic
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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
First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Maxwel Opoku-Afari, has proposed two short-term strategies to enable government reset Ghana’s economy following its disruption by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Deputy Governor, disruption in Ghana’s economy on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in a slump in economic activity with GDP growth declining
American credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has projected Ghana’s interest payments on debts to increase to 53 percent of total revenue this year. Interest payments Fitch however notes, will fall by 3 percentage points reaching 50 percent of total revenue in 2022. The projected interest payments for 2021 when compared to 2019’s interest payments of
Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has reacted to statements made by Dr Albert Touna-Mama, the IMF Representative to Ghana, over the country’s classification as a Low-Income Country (LIC) from a Middle-Income Country (MIC) status. As reported by norvanreports on Monday, April 12, 2021, Ghana according to the IMF’s 2021 April Fiscal Monitor Report, was classified as
Parliament, throughAct 1068 passed into existence the 1% Covid Health Recovery Levy on all goods and services consumed in the country. The 1% Covid Health Recovery Levy according to government is to help raise revenue to support Covid-19 related expenditure and also help improve the country’s current fiscal situation. The introduction and subsequent passage of the