Inconsistent reporting poses additional risk for the poorest countries. At a time when sovereign debt in the poorest countries has surged to dangerously high levels, global and country-by-country systems for tracking it are proving to be inadequate. These gaps make it harder to assess debt sustainability and for overindebted countries to restructure debt promptly and
The country’s banking sector holds half of the country’s domestic debt – meaning the financial sector has become more comfortable investing in government instruments than lending to the private sector, a situation that a financial analyst says is a threat to the recovery plan. According to the Bank of Ghana’s statistical bulletin (May) report, out
Deputy Finance Minister-designate John Kumah has conceded that the Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA) introduced by former Finance Minister Seth Terkper during the Mahama administration, has been helpful to the Akufo-Addo government in clearing a lot of energy sector-related debts. Now known as ESLA PLC, the company’s key objective is to resolve the energy sector
The IMF Executive Board met today to conclude its review of the matter raised by WilmerHale’s investigation of the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report. This was the eighth such Board meeting on this matter, as part of the Executive Board’s commitment to a thorough, objective, and timely review. In particular, the Executive Board had two extensive
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.
Energy think tank, the Institute for Energy Security (IES), has averred that the ongoing impasse between ENI Ghana Exploration and Production Limited – subsidiary of Italian oil major ENI – and Springfield Exploration and Production Limited, could prove costly for Ghana if not settled and allowed to end up in the International Court of Arbitration.
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.
After a careful study of the trajectory of the current and projected levels of government debts and deficits, the former Finance Minister, Seth E. Terkper has called for a ‘Special Deficit and Debt’ control program to curb or ameliorate what he described as a “looming fiscal crisis.” Readers will recall that just some few days
Tax expert and former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has shared his thoughts on some findings made by Pan-African and nonpartisan survey research network, Afrobarometer, in its latest survey on the willingness of Ghanaians to pay taxes to government. According to Afrobarometer in its latest survey, it observed that about 72 percent of Ghanaians are willing
After rebounding to an estimated 5.5 percent in 2021, global growth is expected to decelerate markedly in 2022—to 4.1 percent, reflecting continued COVID-19 flare-ups, diminished fiscal support, and lingering supply bottlenecks. Although output and investment in advanced economies are projected to return to pre-pandemic trends next year, they will remain below in emerging market and