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Covid-19 and tourism: can domestic travel address the slump in emerging...

With the coronavirus pandemic causing the closure of national borders and the suspension of international travel, governments in emerging markets have begun to explore...

Cedi loses grip on dollar

After three months’ victory over the wrestle with its major trading currency, the US dollar, the cedi finally lost its valour and entered into...

Moody’s – G-20 debt freeze won’t fix eligible sovereigns’ liquidity pressures...

Most frontier market sovereigns are experiencing acute foreign-exchange liquidity shortages » Liquidity relief from bilateral creditors will only partially offset the immediate shock The G-20...

Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the current fast-changing developments, policy makers need to know what is happening to the economy in real time, but they often must settle...

How pandemics leave the poor even farther behind

The COVID-19 crisis is now widely seen as the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. In January, the IMF expected global income to...

Eugene Bawelle’s thoughts … Did Ghana really submit different sets of...

The IMF, World Bank and IFC will always be diplomatic especially when it comes to country local politics. They never want to take sides....

Debt relief calls get cool welcome in some of poorest nations

African officials fear market exclusion on temporary bond help Investors, IMF working on plans to ease countries’ debt burden African ministers held a video...

Seth E. Terkper’s thoughts … Will the COVID-19 costs be another...

A critical question is whether the exceptional expenditures relating to COVID-19 or Corona Virus will be recorded as mere (a) “footnote”; (b) Budget Appendix...

Stronger together

These are truly trying times. So far the corona virus has spared no continent, no region, no country. Europe has been hit particularly hard....

Dr. Linda Deigh’s thoughts … COVID-19: Wellbeing of entrepreneurs in uncertain...

Growing up, the term entrepreneurship sounded rather old-fashioned and out of place in modern day business discourse. But entrepreneurship is still here with us,...

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