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Focus on Ghana: Insurance regulations yielding fruit

Ghana’s insurance sector, still one of the smallest on the continent, has recently seen healthy growth thanks to innovative products – but a great deal more needs to done before it can reach its full potential.

Focus on Ghana: Bonds and equities activity set to increase

Paul Ababio was appointed Deputy Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission in September 2017 following a two-year stint at UT Bank. Ababio and the Commission’s Director General Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, have set out ambitious plans to grow private-sector participation in Ghana’s capital markets. African Banker spoke to Ababio about how they will achieve their goals.

Focus on Ghana: A more positive outlook for 2018

“Following on from the reductions in treasury bill rates, the banking sector is readjusting to actually making money from the real sector,” says Alhassan Andani, President of GAB and MD Stanbic Bank Ghana.

Focus on Ghana: BoG raises capital threshold to stabilise sector

The collapse of two Ghanaian banks has prompted the central bank, the Bank of Ghana, to raise the liquidity thresholds of commercial banks to avoid contagion. Bonds, issued by the state-owned energy utilities to pay off debts, have also helped stabilise the sector but some analysts worry about the negative impact of the new measures on bank lending.

Focus on Ghana: Creating the regional financial hub

Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, has overseen a revival of fortunes for the country’s economy. He aims to put the private sector at the forefront of economic growth and development.

Focus on Ghana: A leaner, fitter, more responsive sector

After a difficult past few years when global growth slowed, oil and gas prices slumped and the demand for commodities hit the floor, Ghana’s economy is now robust and growing at around 9%. In this Special Focus report, we analyse the sector in all its aspects and talk to the major players in each segment.