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Public debt dynamics in Africa post-COVID-19 pandemic

  Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a meltdown of the global economy. Africa has not escaped from the economic crisis as the already gloomy public debt...

World Bank to extend period of debt suspension

The Country Director of the World Bank, Pierre Frank Laporte, has said the global finance firm will undertake an assessment of the COVID-19 situation...

Faizel Ismail’s thoughts…How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa’s free trade area

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19. Getty Images The African Continental Free Trade Area was...

Amos Safo’s thoughts ….The path for COVID 19 economic recovery

Ghana, like many other developing countries, is faced with putting the economy back on track since several forecasts have predicted difficult times ahead for...

Felix Essilfie’s thoughts … Targeting for social intervention programmes

... Attaining efficiency and costs in targeted poverty alleviation programmes Poverty targeting interventions in social development initiatives increased in popularity in the 1990s, due to...

COVID-19 With no source of growth and no cure in...

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) in June last year announced new minimum capital requirements for players in the insurance space, as part of a...

Continued deployment of challenged UNIPASS system causing gov’t massive revenue losses

For a nation that is currently bleeding billions in Ghana cedis as a result of COVID-19, it is surprising that government is still pushing...

AFRICA-FX : Kenyan, Ugandan currencies seen firmer, Nigeria’s weaker

Kenyan and Ugandan currencies are likely to firm this week as Nigeria’s comes under pressure and Zambia and Tanzania’s hold steady. KENYA The Kenyan shilling...

Nigeria’s oil and gas exports to drop by $26.5 bln –...

Nigeria’s oil and gas exports are expected to decline by at least $26.5 billion as the novel coronavirus batters international prices and cuts fuel...

Editorial: Temporary suspension of debt service payments by poor countries welcome

The decision by Group of 20 major economies and Paris Club creditors to temporarily suspend debt service payments from the poorest countries is a...

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