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.
oorest countries in Africa in 2021 The heavily indebted poor countries’ list is a joint initiative by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The aim of the initiative is to ensure that no poor country in the world ever faces a debt burden it cannot manage. Out of 36 countries on the list,
An energy expert and analyst says the Finance Ministry has contributed to the intermittent power outages the country is presently experiencing. Kojo Opoku told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story Thursday that most often in the discourse of energy crisis, the Finance Ministry is barely introduced into the picture. According to him, “the Finance
With inflationary pressures intensifying and Omicron generating new uncertainties, monetary policymakers are facing new and challenging tradeoffs. The resurgence of the pandemic and the latest variant, Omicron, have sharply increased uncertainty around global economic prospects. This comes as several countries grapple with inflation well above their monetary policy targets. It is however evident that the
Inflation in the OECD area surged to 5.8% in the 12 months to November 2021, compared with 5.2% in October, and just 1.2% in November 2020, reaching the highest rate since May 1996. The rise was particularly marked in the United States, where year-on-year inflation climbed from 6.2% in October to 6.8% in November, the highest rate since
Even before the pandemic, fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS) already confronted some of the greatest challenges among the world’s economies. While not all FCS face active conflict, most are at risk: global levels of violence are at a 30-year high and more than 80 million people had been forcefully displaced prior to the discovery of the coronavirus. Now, the continuing
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives and health of millions of people, and will have long-term economic and social effects globally. The latest World Bank global economy forecast shows that GDP projections have been revised downward and governments around the world are facing serious challenges in their efforts to reduce poverty and create jobs. The International
Ghana witnessed a surge in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflows recording an impressive $2.6billion worth of inbound investments for the year 2020. The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre in its Investment report for the 4th quarter of 2020 said the significant FDI recorded was against expectations following the Covid – 19 outbreak but touted government policies
The new kids on the oil block—Guyana, Suriname, and Ghana—have no plans to let their newly discovered oil wealth go to waste by joining global decarbonization efforts. They plan to exploit them as best as they can before they become worthless, Reuters has reported, citing statements by government officials made at this week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
As the discussion around the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) classification of Ghana as a low income developing country continues, the Head of the Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey has called on the government to focus on building a resilient economy that will thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic is dealt