The local currency is back into free-fall mode against its major counterpart trading currency, the US dollar, as it records its highest depreciation since beginning of the year, B&FT analysis has shown. Data from the Bank of Ghana interbank FX rates show as of yesterday Tuesday, September 9, 2021, the cedi was trading at GH¢5.85
Despite pandemic-induced supply chain challenges and construction delays, renewable capacity additions in 2020 expanded by more than 45% from 2019, and broke another record. An exceptional 90% rise in global wind capacity additions led the expansion. Also underpinning this record growth was the 23% expansion of new solar PV installations to almost 135 GW in 2020.
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 government expenditure for 2021 is projected to reach some GHS 113.75 billion, equivalent to 26.2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The increment in public expenditure represents a growth of 13.7 per cent above the outturn of GHS 100 billion recorded in 2020. Meanwhile, total revenue and grants for 2021 is projected to
In recognition of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on African economies, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, says the bank is willing to help West African countries accelerate growth and development to ensure economic stability. Speaking at the opening of the 59th ECOWAS Heads of State and Authority summit in
There’s a growing interconnectedness between virtual assets and financial markets. Crypto assets such as Bitcoin have matured from an obscure asset class with few users to an integral part of the digital asset revolution, raising financial stability concerns. Crypto assets are no longer on the fringe of the financial system. The market value of these novel
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
First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, has revealed that the central bank’s digital currency, the e-Cedi, will be piloted by the close of this year – in a regulatory and innovation sandbox. Within the financial sector, a regulatory and innovation sandbox is a supportive and a controlled policy environment that enables
The World Bank is expressing worry that Ghana’s economy has begun to deindustrialize prematurely, according to its latest Ghana Economic Outlook Report. Traditionally, manufacturing is a marker of industrialization, but economic indicators show that the country’s economy may have begun to de-industrialize prematurely. “There are indications that Ghana has begun to deindustrialize prematurely. Traditionally, manufacturing
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