Global fiscal response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the last twelve (12) months according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has reached $16 trillion. In its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor, the Bretton Wood institution notes that prompt fiscal responses by world governments have strengthened health systems and provided emergency lifelines to households and businesses. Adding
The Ghana Association of Bankers wants government to find other ways of addressing the high fiscal deficit, rather than targeting the banking sector with new tax introduction. “As an industry, we believe that if we [the banking industry] have this huge fiscal deficit, we must have a plan to address it.” “We believe we have
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday it had approved a $2.7 billion line of credit for Panama to address the coronavirus pandemic. The IMF’s executive board approved the two-year arrangement under its Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) to serve as “insurance against extreme external shocks” that the pandemic’s economic fallout causes. In determining
Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has once again bemoaned the country’s debt collection methods as well as its revenue performance in recent years. This, according to him, can partly be blamed on non-response to the rebasing of the country’s GDP. He made these assertions in a post-budget dialogue organized by Citi TV and the University
Parliament’s Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has taken issue with the practice whereby the Auditor General publishes his audit reports even before the Legislature gets the opportunity to scrutinise them. Though he acknowledges that the practice is backed by law, the Tamale South MP laments that the practice has dire implications on people’s reputation and dignity.
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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
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Ghana’s planned Eurobond sale will be a key test of appetite for African issuers after a raft of nations sought debt relief, shaking investor confidence. Ghana’s planned Eurobond sale will be a key test of appetite for African issuers after a raft of nations sought debt relief, shaking investor confidence. “Strong demand for Ghana would
A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. Adding