AGI urges businesses to employ innovative strategies to control economic hardships

The Association of Ghana Industries, AGI, is urging industry players to adopt innovative ways to come out of the challenges that confront their industries. Their call comes as businesses are currently grappling with economic challenges confronting the country. Speaking during the Accra Regional Annual General Meeting of the Association, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of AGI, […]

Gov’t to pilot sale of cheap foodstuff at Agric Ministry today

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture will from today, Friday, November 11, 2022, begin the retailing of food items at its premises to civil and local government workers. The Ministry explains that the move forms part of efforts to cushion Ghanaians and mitigate the impact of rising food prices. The first truckload from the farm […]

Business conditions deteriorate sharply in October

Key findings Output and new orders fall at the quickest pace since April 2020 Solid and accelerated depletion in stocks of purchases Near-record rate of output-charge inflation October data revealed another substantial deterioration of business conditions in Ghana’s private sector – amid accelerated downturns for output, new orders, input inventories and employment. Panel comments alluded […]

Reduce import dependency to save economy – Bawumia urges

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has bemoaned the effect of too much importation on the country’s economy. According to him, the high taste for products from overseas is leaving a deteriorating impact. “And one of the areas where we have to address is to reduce the import dependency that we have as a country,” he […]

BoG revokes licences of two Forex bureaux in Accra for non compliance

In accordance with the provisions of Sections 11 (1) and 12 (f) of the Foreign Exchange Act 2006 (723), the Bank of Ghana has revoked the licence of Trade House and Airport City Forex Bureaux Limited effective October 27, 2022. This was based on the Non-compliance with rules governing the operations of foreign exchange bureaux […]

We’ve identified specific policies to restore macroeconomic stability in Ghana – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and government have identified specific policies to help stabilise the Ghanaian economy from its current predicament. This was disclosed in a statement by the Bretton Woods institution after its officials visited Ghana from 11th to 19th October 2022. The IMF team which was led by Stéphane Roudet met the Finance […]

Loans to become more expensive as BoG hikes policy rate to 24.5%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has increased the Policy Rate by 250 basis point to 24.5%.   This is the highest policy rate increase since 2017. The rate hike means it will become more expensive to borrow from the banks, a situation that will push the cost of living […]