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4 key highlights of BoG’s economic data [Article]

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Bank of Ghana (BoG) just released its November 2017 economic and financial data. I found 4 key highlights from the BoG report. NPL increasing: Non-Performing Loans (NPL) are still increasing for Banks – September 2017 it was 22.2% and in October 2017, it was 21.6% compared to 19% in October 2016. Why is it increasing? We will become number 1 soon ...

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BoG reduces policy rate again to 20%

Dr. Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has reduced the policy rate by 100 basis points from 21 percent to 20 percent. This was announced after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) finished its 79th meeting which is the final for 2017. This is the fourth reduction for this year by the Central Bank. By this, the policy rate has been reduced from ...

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Industry targets a drop in BoG’s policy rate today

Governor of BoG, Dr. Ernest Addison

Businesses are seeking that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) will reduce its lending rate again as it announces a policy rate today, Monday, November 27, 2017. They believe that the development should trickle down on interest rates paid on loans they contract from their banks going forward. The expectations are ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)’s engagement with the ...

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Lending rates to drop further – BoG

Dr. Maxwell Opoku Afari - 1st Deputy Governor, BoG

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has assured the business community of its commitment to reduce its lending rates for commercial banks in the country. This is also expected to prompt a further drop in the lending rates of commercial banks to their customers. The Central bank is hopeful that the move will also reduce the cost of doing business in ...

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Mixed expectations meet BoG’s policy rate decision

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There are mixed expectations ahead of the policy rate decision to be announced by the Bank of Ghana on Monday, September 25, 2017. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the central bank is set to announce a primary rate at which it will lend to commercial banks for onward lending to customers. Already, the rate has been reviewed downwards thrice ...

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Banks anxious of interest rate cut

Zenith Bank MD, Henry Oroh

Bankers are anticipating a reduction in the policy rate as the Bank of Ghana’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meets to review the strength of Ghana’s economy, Friday September 22, 2017. The meeting will be concluded on Monday September 25, 2017 with a decision on the policy rate for commercial banks to comply with. The MPC is also expected to outline ...

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BoG reduces policy rate by 150 basis points

Governor of BoG, Dr. Ernest Addison

The Bank of Ghana has reduced its policy rate to 21 percent. The figure represents a 150 basis points reduction from the 22.5 percent. This is the third consecutive time that the policy rate has been reduced by the central bank. Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison who announced the new rate at a media briefing on ...

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Economist pushes for a reduction in policy rate

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Ahead of the announcement of a new policy rate by the Bank of Ghana on Monday, some economists are predicting a further drop in the policy rate. Economist Professor Godfred Bokpin explains to Citi Business News, the reduction in interest payments due to the debt restructuring, should prompt a further drop in the policy rate. He also argues that the ...

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MPC likely to maintain policy rate at 23.5% – GN Research

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GN Research expects the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to keep the Monetary Policy Rate at 23.5%, due to a positive trend in inflation outlook, a stable currency, an improved investor confidence and the general positive outlook for the economy. The (MPC) of the central bank is set to announce a new Monetary Policy Rate (MPR), on Monday May 22, 2017, ...

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Banks initiate moves to cut interest rates for customers

Odun Odunfa - MD/CEO of First Atlantic Bank

Some banks have given indication of cutting their interest rates to reflect the reduction in the policy rate by the Bank of Ghana. They explain that the move forms part of plans to reduce the plight of businesses and eventually correct the bad loans in their books. The Bank of Ghana (BoG), in its 75th MPC meeting reduced its prime ...

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