Nigeria’s inflation rate dropped further for the second consecutive month to stand at 17.93% in May 2021 from 18.12% recorded in April 2021. This is contained in the Consumer Price Index report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). According to the report, the consumer price index, (CPI) which measures the inflation rate increased
Adds detail, quote, shares JOHANNESBURG, June 7 (Reuters) – South African lender FirstRand FSRJ.J on Monday said its second-half earnings would be higher than previously guided citing a quicker-than-expected economic rebound. The bank warned investors in March, when it said its first-half performance had beaten its expectations, not to expect a similar level of absolute earnings in the final six
The International Monetary Fund is responding to the policy challenges of a fast-changing global economy still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis: it is modernizing the way it provides its regular policy advice to member countries—a process known as surveillance. The regular health check of members’ economies, known as the Article IV consultations, will continue to cover
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
A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. Adding
Woodfields Energy Resources Limited, an indigenous Ghanaian petroleum company, has refuted claims of its indebtedness to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to the tune of five million dollars. According to the company, they have honoured all their payment obligations for processing fees to TOR and is not indebted to the refinery for any processing fee
Tax expert and lecturer at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), John Amoh, has described as retrogressive, the Value Added Tax (VAT). According to the tax expert, VAT is retrogressive in the sense that it impacts low-income earners and the poor the most, due to the fact low-income earners and the poor spend a
Supported by a robust sales force and tight cost controls, Pharm Ltd. experienced sustained double-digit growth over a number of years, only to find that their supply chain struggled to keep pace.
Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has made a justification for the sudden rise in the country’s public debt stock as a ratio of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Speaking at a presser on Sunday, May 9, following the massive social media campaign dubbed #FixTheCountry by which the Ghanaian youth are demanding for good roads, quality education,
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.