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The equity market experienced reduced performance in recent years, with the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Composite Index returning -0.29% and -10.44% in 2018 and September 2019, respectively. This is down from a high of 52.37% in 2017. Market capitalisation as of end-September 2019 was GHS56.3bn ($10.9bn), down from GHS66.1bn ($12.8bn) one year...

 

What is the current outlook for the fund management segment in Ghana?

 

As Ghana enters an election year in 2020, sector stabilisation and reform are key focuses within the capital markets arena. While the regulator is taking steps to shore up market confidence in the short term in light of recent banking and asset management reforms, the long-term ambition of exchange authorities is to introduce new products and...

 

How have higher capital requirements helped to stabilise the banking system?

 

What impact did the recent reforms have on the performance of Ghana’s banking sector?

 

A regulatory crackdown on poor business practices and weak capital positions in Ghana’s banking sector has resulted in a series of market exits since August 2017. The outcome is a smaller but more sustainable banking industry, though this has come at a price. The Bank of Ghana (BoG) puts the total costs of its clean-up operation at some GHS10....