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Cedi to hit 5 to a dollar as external pressures soar – Analyst

Ghana Cedi

Some currency analysts are projecting that the cedi will continue its losing streak against major trading currencies until external factors influencing its performance, subsidise. The local currency has been depreciating against the dollar particularly for some time now with some analysts it will hit the 5 cedis mark soon. As at close of business on Monday [September 10, 2018], some ...

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MTN ends GH¢3.47 bn IPO today

Selorm Adadevoh - MTN Ghana CEO

MTN is to complete its Initial Public Offering (IPO) by close of day today [July 31, 2018] barring any last minute changes. The telecom company is ceding thirty-five percent (35%) of its shares to the public to complete the regulatory processes after it secured one of the 4G spectrum license. It’s been a little over two months now that MTN ...

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Cedi depreciates by 5.83% in July – BoG                                                                       

Ghana Cedi

Latest data from the Bank of Ghana dubbed the Summary of Economic and Financial Data has shown that the cedi depreciated by 5.83% by July this year compared to the same period last year. The cedi until recently saw a sharp depreciation against the dollar, creating some uncertainty among business associations, calling for the free fall to be halted. The ...

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BoG to reduce policy rate further – Absa Research

Dr. Ernest Addison, Governor of the Bank of Ghana

Absa Research says it is anticipating that the Bank of Ghana will reduce its policy rate towards the end of the year in line with recent developments in the economy. Its projection is premised on the fact that inflation which refers to the general rise in the prices of goods and services will reduce in the coming months to about ...

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‘Black market’ trade impeding cedi’s stability [Audio]

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Forex bureau operators want the Bank of Ghana to clamp down on the growing operations of black marketers in the foreign exchange business. The illegal business has been cited as one of the major constraints to stabilizing the cedi. The comments come in the wake of debates on the need to stem the cedi’s losing streak against major trading currencies. ...

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Cedi’s free fall: GCB Bank expands FX business

Ray Sowah - MD, GCB Bank

GCB Bank has disclosed of a major expansion drive to increase the trading in foreign exchange to help businesses get access to major international trading currencies. GCB Bank tells Citi Business News that it is increasing the scope of FX trading to minimize the impact of the shortage of foreign currency in the system. The move could be described as ...

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Cut expenditure to tame cedi’s free fall – GN Research to govt

Ghana Cedi

Some economists have impressed on the government to cut down on its expenditure for the remainder of the year if it is to sustain gains in stabilizing the cedi against the dollar. The comment comes as the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta prepares to present the midyear budget review to Parliament next month. They explain that the perennial issue can ...

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Gov’t defends measures to halt cedi depreciation soon

Gideon Boako - Spokesperson to Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

The government has maintained that it has put in place robust measures to halt the free fall of the cedi in the coming weeks. According to Dr. Gideon Boako, Spokesperson for the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, efforts to reduce inflation and increase the availability of foreign reserves, point to a foreseeable halt in the depreciation of the cedi against ...

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Cedi to stabilise by end of March 2018                                           

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Currency analysts have predicted a relative stability of the cedi against the dollar, Euro and British Pound by the end of March this year – 2018. This comes despite the depreciation of the cedi in relation to the three major trading currencies. The perennial depreciation of the cedi has among others, impacted the planning of businesses especially by importers. But ...

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