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34 to 23; Implications for the Ghanaian Economy (Part 2) There is no debating the significant contributions local banks make to the economy of Ghana. These can be in the form of employment and tax revenue to the state.  

34 to 23; Implications for the Ghanaian Economy (Part 1) The Financial and Insurance sub-sector of Ghana falls under the services sector of the economy. The services sector, as per the 2019 budget statement, saw a decline in its share of the Gross Domestic Product from 56.2% to 45.6% after…

Ghana Amalgamated Trust; Support or Bail Out? The Government of Ghana in an effort to support local banks in good standing to fall in-line with the Central Banks new minimum capital requirements has set up the Ghana Amalgamated Trust (GAT); is a Special Purpose Vehicle composed mainly of pension funds….

Mobile Money Interoperability; the continued quest for Financial Inclusion (Part 2) Research conducted by the World Bank reveals that there have been some significant gains made in the area of financial inclusion (FI) in Ghana.  

Mobile Money Interoperability; the continued quest for Financial Inclusion (Part 1) Since the introduction of Mobile Money (MoMo) into the Ghanaian market over a decade ago by telecom giant MTN, the industry has seen a study growth from its humble beginnings with a current number of 316,919 registered and 173,229…

2019 BUDGET STATEMENT; IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ORDINARY GHANAIAN (Part II) For Ghanaians tired of the daily bumpy, rugged commute to and fro; massive road construction and rehabilitation is expected in the coming year with provision made for notable trunk and feeder roads in addition to seeing the revamping of the…

2019 BUDGET STATEMENT; IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ORDINARY GHANAIAN (Part I) Gone are the days when Ghanaians would tune in once a year at 6pm to listen (watch) attentively to the budget statement being read by the then Finance Minister Dr. Kwesi Botchwey on national television;  

The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) With the recent launch of the GCX, Ghana joins the league of 12 other African Countries running a commodity exchange. Notable among these is the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) which begun in 2008 and has quickly grown to be a model for other African countries….

Leveraging the Pensions Fund to Promote Mortgage Activities in Ghana. Ghana’s housing deficit is currently hovering above 1.7 million units. This means the country will require about 700,000 units of houses annually to meet this demand and thus requiring an investment of about $52 billion over a 10 year period….

The Capital Market Week The Capital Market in Ghana currently consists of about 133 participants; these consist of Investment Advisors, Fund Managers, Broker Dealers, Registrars, Custodians, a Stock Exchange, and a Depository. Statistics from the Ghana Securities Industry Association (GSIA) shows that as at the third quarter of 2018, total…