The IMF Executive Board met today to conclude its review of the matter raised by WilmerHale’s investigation of the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report. This was the eighth such Board meeting on this matter, as part of the Executive Board’s commitment to a thorough, objective, and timely review. In particular, the Executive Board had two extensive
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
Ghana is set to commence the piloting of its electronic currency by September this year. This was disclosed by the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Maxwell Opoku-Afari. According to him, the introduction of the Central Bank’s Digital Currency (CBDC) is crucial as the pandemic has quickened the drive towards a cash-lite economy
Ranking Member of the Finance Committee in Parliament, Cassiel Ato Forson, has said the recorded fiscal deficit of 15.4 percent at end-2020 is a complete outlier when compared to other countries in the sub-saharan region. Making the assertion at a policy dialogue forum on Ghana’s economy held by the Minority in Parliament on Monday, July 26, the former Deputy
The Nigerian economy is facing a massive foreign exchange crisis and the rate of depreciation of the naira has sparked serious concern among citizens. Since the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) banned sales of foreign exchange to Bureau de Change (BDC) operators, we have seen the parallel market exchange rate depreciate from N505/$1 to N570/$1
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
India, Nigeria’s largest destination for oil exports, has suffered a drop in oil imports by 7% to 3.9 million barrels per day (BPD), paving the way for lower government revenues for the next couple of months. This is because the country represents 16.79% of Nigeria’s total revenue generated from exports in the first quarter of
he members of the G20 have reached an agreement on a deal that would set a minimum tax rate for major companies, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday. The comments came amid talks between the finance ministers from the world’s largest economies in Venice, Italy. While progress was made, a final agreement on
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.
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.