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Government hasn’t taken firm decision on $50bn centenary bond – Oppong Nkrumah

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said no firm decision has been taken on government’s proposed US$50 billion centenary bond.

This follows huge criticisms against the move by a section ...

NABCO will negatively affect the economy – Economist

The economist, Gideon Amissah said NABCO will have a negative effect on the Ghanaian economy.


He said it will negatively affect the economy of Ghana.

He stated that jobs under...

Ghana president says 'no reason' to return to IMF

Accra - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday hailed the country's economic recovery and said he saw "no reason" to seek further help from the International Monetary Fund.

Once hailed as a ...

High import duty killing local businesses – Ghana Union of Traders Association

  • The Ghana Union of Traders Association wants the government to reduce import duty.
  • According to them if the government fails to do so, it will lead to the continuous increment in prices of import...

Reduce Policy Rate? ICEG

Gideon Amissah, Head of Economic Research and Policy Analyst of the Institute of Certified Economists of Ghana (ICEG), has called for a reduction in the policy rate of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) since...

Industry leaders want Akufo-Addo to improve security ahead of SONA 2019

Key industry leaders are demanding answers from the President on concrete steps that the government will take to forestall peace and ensure a secure working environment for businesses to thrive.

Ah...

Industry players express concern over tax increase

Some industry players have raised concerns over the upward adjustment in some taxes in the mid-year budget review, stressing that the increment will impact negatively on the cost of living.

The ind...

Coronavirus: Prioritize health over ‘Year of Roads’-Economist advises Gov’t

With the rise of the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID -19) in Ghana, Chartered Economist, Gideon Amissah, has called on Government to focus on educating Ghanaians on the do’

ICEG wants government to develop long-term development programmes

The Institute of Chartered Economists of Ghana (ICEG) has called on government to present a coordinated programme for economic and social development.

Speaking to B&FT, the CEO of the Institute, Mr...

Lifting Of Lockdown: 4 Groups, 2 Views



The lifting of the partial lockdown imposed on Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to elicit...

ICEG wants government to develop long-term development programmes

The Institute of Chartered Economists of Ghana (ICEG) has called on government to present a coordinated programme for economic and social development.

Speaking to B&FT, the CEO of the Institute, Mr...

Ballooning debt stock a source of concern- Economist

Chief executive officer of the Institute of Charted Economist (ICE), Mr. Gideon Amissah has warned the Central Bank about the soaring rate of the county’s public debt stock.

According to him, the r...

Reports from FX c’mtte likely to be politicized – Chartered Economist

Chartered Economist, Gideon Amissah has said that the Foreign Exchange (FX) committee set up by the President to investigate the structural causes for the depreciation of the cedi will only yield poli...

Allocate Budget For Warehouse Initiative – Economist Tells Gov’t BUSINESS

The Institute of Chartered Economists Ghana (ICEG) has urged government to raise commitment for the One District One Warehouse initiative in the soon to be read 2019 budget.

According to the Instit...

Institute of Chartered Economists calls for details of Chinese loan

The Institute of Chartered Economists, Ghana (ICEG) has urged the government to make a full disclosure of the details of the $19 billion loan facility from China in the interest of the country's futur...