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Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries : The Role of Regulatory, Institutional, and Macroeconomic Factors

Volume/Issue: 2012/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503937

Keywords: Net Interest Margins, Low Income Countries, Emerging Economies, market concentration, banking, net interest margin, competition, bank entry

We analyze factors driving persistently higher financial intermediation costs in low-income countries (LICs) relative to emerging market (EMs) country comparators. Using the net interest margin as a proxy for finan...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2008/344

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451815016

Keywords: debt, deficit, external debt, debt sustainability, interest

This 2008 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana's growth has remained strong, fuelled by both the private and public sectors. The Ghanaian economy maintained strong growth of about 61/2 percent in 2007 and...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : 2007 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2007/210

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451814989

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, budget, public sector

The 2007 Article IV Consultation reports on Ghana's recent economic and policy development. Public Financial Management (PFM) has been strengthened through improvements in fiscal reporting and deployment of the new...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/286

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451814910

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, capital expenditure, government expenditure

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : 2009 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2009/256

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451815047

Keywords: debt, deficit, budget, revenues, interest

This 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana's overall financial system remains stable. The regulatory and supervisory framework is strong, backed by a modern payment and settlement infrastructure. Finan...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2008/332

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451815009

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, inflation rate, exchange rate, real interest rate

This Selected Issues paper on Ghana shows that as a small, open low-income economy, the country faces several major challenges in its conduct of disinflation policy. Ghana has historically experienced volatile and...

Ghana: 2005 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Arrangement

Ghana: 2005 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Arrangement »

Source: Ghana : 2005 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Extension of the Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2005/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451814927

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, domestic debt, external debt

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic performance in Ghana has improved since 2000, with the economy growing at its fastest pace in more than a decade. In 2004, real GDP growth reached 5.8 perc...

Ghana: 2008 Article IV Consultations—Informational Annex

Ghana: 2008 Article IV Consultations—Informational Annex »

Source: Ghana : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2008/344

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451815016

Keywords: debt, deficit, external debt, debt sustainability, interest

This 2008 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana's growth has remained strong, fuelled by both the private and public sectors. The Ghanaian economy maintained strong growth of about 61/2 percent in 2007 and...

Ghana: Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period

Ghana: Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period »

Source: Ghana : Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period

Volume/Issue: 2002/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451814781

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, debt service, interest

This paper examines Ghana's Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and for Extension of the Commitment Period. Most end-August 2001 quantitativ...

Ghana: Ghana—Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Ghana: Ghana—Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria »

Source: Ghana : Ghana-Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2006/228

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451814965

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, debt relief

Ghana's macroeconomic performance has continued to improve, and the program's objectives are being met. Progress has also been made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Public expenditure and financia...