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
Ghana and its East African counterpart Rwanda, are looking to explore bilateral opportunities in business, tourism and other mutually beneficial economic prospects under African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). A trade delegation from Ghana in March this year, paid a visit to Rwanda to promote trade between the two countries with anticipating a collaboration between
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.
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.
Government is expecting to realize roughly US$886 million as petroleum revenue for 2021. This was announced by the caretaker Finance Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bosnu during the 2021 budget presentation in Parliament on Friday, March 12, 2021. The amount is made up of royalties of US$201.0 million, Carried and Participating Interest
Synopsis: South Africa’s recovery may well be on its way as the government finances showed a significant improvement in May due to rising tax revenue despite restricted economic activity SOUTH Africa’s recovery may well be on its way as the government finances showed a significant improvement in May due to rising tax revenue despite restricted
The deficit in Nigeria’s infrastructure has brought a heavy cost to the economy. For instance, congestion due to poor port and associated transport infrastructure has created losses of N3.5 trillion at Nigeria’s maritime logistic hubs, according to a March 2019 report by the research group, African Centre for Supply Chain (ACSC). These losses are set to
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
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
Ghana’s public debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) currently stands at 78 percent. The figure presented by the IMF in its May 2021 Article IV Consultations paper is in contrast to the 76.1 percent quoted by government official sources such as the Ministry of Finance