Global investors are keen to buy the eurobonds being issued by African sovereigns, but could growing debts presage a return to the bad old days?
Global interest rates are still hovering around historic lows, but a sharp rise could have ugly consequences for Africa’s economies.
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.
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.
Ghana’s capital markets have been bolstered by the recovery in the country’s economy and as optimism sweeps across the sector, Ekow Afedzie, Deputy MD of the Ghana Stock Exchange, discusses plans to expand the market.
Ghana’s capital markets finally emerged from a two-year downturn in 2017, as the economy recovered and President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government issued a number of bonds.
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.
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.
Helios Towers, an African mobile phone towers operator, has ditched plans to list on the London Stock Exchange after the value of the shares being …
Following a banking crisis, Ghana’s central bank is tightening banks’ capital requirements. How will this affect banks and the wider economy?