The 2023 budget must be one that has good plans which will bring restoration to the economy and hope to Ghanaians, and not one that focuses on the achievements of government within past years, Director at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Prof. Peter...
Director of Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana, Professor Peter Quartey, has called on government to be firm in making a decision on the benchmark policy that will favour and support local manufacturers rather than give advantage to importers. His comments come after...
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) continues to show impressive performance recording 28.67% in growth in its overall Composite Index as at February 15, 2018. The bullish run experienced by the equities market in in January, February and the whole of 2017 is set to continue unabated. Recording a market capitalization of...
As the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana concludes discussions on a new policy rate this week to guide financial market activities over the next few months, the business community would crave for a cut in the rate so as to make lending cheaper, but the...
The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) has called on government to expedite work on the complete Economic Response Strategy to help industry adjust their operations and stay in business amidst COVID-19 economic challenges. This was entailed in the Press Statement from the Association to to mark this year’s Worker’s Day celebration. The...
A new report dubbed ‘Equipment Leasing in Africa’ has urged Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to leverage the opportunity offered by leasing, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to access finance through the banking sector. The report, which was jointly launched by Africa Lease and the International Finance...
In March 2022, the Chinese government set a target of 5-5.5% GDP growth for the year. At the time, such growth levels appeared perfectly attainable. But within a month, the Omicron variant had arrived, triggering strict lockdowns that, while stemming the spread of the coronavirus, caused serious damage to...
The general price levels of goods and services in July 2020, considered on monthly basis, shows that price increment, especially of food items, are returning to normal, even though headline inflation has recorded its highest year-on-year rate since August 2019. Data published by the Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) show that,...
Third coup marks disturbing trend As the saying goes, once is a phenomenon, twice a coincidence, but three times – that’s a trend. Burkina Faso this week became the third West African country in the past 12 months to see its government toppled in a military coup. Michael Nderitu Head of Trading, AZA Military...
Cryptocurrencies have been on a surging run this year but its gaining more grounds. After Eight years with bad names and initial scam reviews, it has gotten stronger and caught the attention of many investment firms as well as corporate entities like Microsoft. With traditional ways of transferring money across...

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