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 Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has disclosed that it has acquired a 4 per cent stake in the Dar s Salaam Stock Exchange citing strategic reasons. “Back in 2017, we took a position in the Dar er Salaam Stock exchange. Dar Es Salaam Stock exchange was doing an IPO. And its always been part of our regional strategy to
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin is on a collision course with President Akufo-Addo over his decision to slash budget estimates for the Judiciary and the Legislature. Alban Sumana Bagbin during the presentation of the 2021 budget statement last Friday directed the Interim Finance Minister Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who
Growth through innovation/creativity. Rather than be constrained by ideas for new products, services and new markets coming from just a few people, a Thinking Corporation can tap into the employees.
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
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
Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said the quality of Ghana’s cocoa is unmatched making China no competition in terms of cocoa exports to the international market. “Ghana’s cocoa in terms of quality is matchless to none globally, hence, the international market’s decision to pay up to 25 percent premium on
The Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) instituted by the Group of Twenty (G20) has been further extended to the end of 2021. The extension of the DSSI initiative was agreed on by the G20, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank at the ongoing IMF/World Bank 2021 Spring Meetings. Welcoming the extension, President
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 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