International credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, says Ghana will have no other choice than to opt for an IMF financing should the country’s liquidity or financing needs continue to increase. According to Fitch Ratings, despite the government’s resolve to not go back to the IMF and pursue a regular IMF programme due to the conditionalities
The size of Ghana’s economy is projected to swell from $62.8 billion in 2020 to $83.2 billion by the end of 2023. According to Fitch Solutions, research arm of credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, the expansion of Ghana’s economy is expected to start this year, with the economy growing by $7.2 billion in monetary terms.
58 Replies As of today, the five year constant maturity Treasury yield has stabilized for the last month at about 0.9%. The inflation breakeven implied by the spread between Treasurys and TIPS has plateaued at 2.52%. After accounting for the estimated term premium and liquidity premium, the implied inflation rate is 1.90% . Figure 1. Five year inflation
Africa, despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, remains the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts. It also hosts some of the lowest-income countries in the world, limiting the resources available for adapting to a heating planet. Seven out of the 10 most climate vulnerable nations in the world are located in Africa.
PFM Tax Africa views the 2021 mid-year budget review by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta as inadequate, failing to satisfy the legal requirement and obligations under section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act 2016 (Act 961). We classify the minister’s presentation, not lightly, as virtual non-review. See below our news release on the minister’s presentation
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
The COVID-19 pandemic has stifled many sectors of the global economy. But it has apparently boosted the business of fraudsters. Experts note that some fraudsters have taken advantage of the new opportunities of the pandemic economy and that they seem to become ever more sophisticated in their methods. At the same time anti-fraud measures are becoming more sophisticated too, with technology playing
Allowing for more exchange rate flexibility can help reduce FX borrowing needs, as well as lower the FX risk premium in domestic interest rates, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended. “Greater exchange rate flexibility, with interventions limited to smoothing sharp fluctuations, can help reduce FX borrowing needs as well as lower the FX risk
The Economic Development Board of Mauritius has moved to assure South Africans with Mauritian trusts, in response to confusion and concern among its members and clients around the taxation of foreign investments in the island country. The EDB responded to an article published on BusinessTech entitled: “Bad news for South Africans with cash stashed in
Effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will convert all National Identification numbers into Tax Identification Numbers (TIN). This forms part of efforts to identify and rope in more eligible taxpayers, especially those in the informal sector and enable organizations to easily share important data with the Authority. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo