Bank of Ghana adds 100bp as crises grind on

IMF reportedly wants end to central bank financing

Bank of Ghana
The Bank of Ghana

The Bank of Ghana raised its policy rate by 100 basis points on January 30, to 28%. The January move is the seventh hike since November 2021, totalling 1,450bp. The relatively modest increase comes as Ghana struggles with multiple economic crises and tries to secure an International Monetary Fund loan.

The IMF may require a halt to monetary financing of Ghana’s yawning fiscal deficit. The country has few alternative means of borrowing, and announced it was suspending payments on much of its

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