Ghana Business Forecast Report Q4 2014 - New Market Research Report

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Sep 05 2014

Core Views:

* Economic growth in Ghana will be buoyant over 2015-2018 thanks to improving power supplies, rising oil production and strong investment inflows - the latter encouraged by IMF policy oversight.
* Foreign investment inflows will be robust thanks to Ghana's abundant natural resources and relative political stability.
* The current account deficit and fiscal deficit will remain key structural weaknesses in the economy.
* Peaceful protests against economic hardship will continue, despite the fact that the government has approached the IMF for assistance. Ghanaians are wary of the conditions that may be attached to IMF support.

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Major Forecast Changes:

* We have adjusted our budget forecasts following news that Ghana will enter an IMF program. We no longer expect the budget deficit to swell in the next election year - 2016 - thanks to an anticipated improvement in policy monitoring.

Key Risks To Outlook:

* The Ghanaian cedi remains vulnerable amid the sizeable current account deficit and could depreciate more swiftly than we anticipate.
* Mismanagement of oil revenues - perhaps stemming from insufficient institutional capacity - could dent investor perceptions.
* The Ebola virus could spread to Ghana, causing severe illness and death, and disrupting economic activity.

The Ghana Business Forecast Report helps businesses with market assessment, strategic planning and decision making to promote growth and profitability in The Ghana and is an essential tool for CEOs, Chairmen, Finance Directors/CFOs, Managing Directors, Marketing/Sales Directors with commercial interests in this emerging market..

An influential new analysis of The Ghana's economic, political and financial prospects through end-2017, just published by award-winning forecasters, Business Monitor International (BMI).

Key Uses

* Forecast the pace and stability of The Ghana's economic and industry growth through end-2017.
* Identify and evaluate adverse political and economic trends, to facilitate risk mitigation.
* Assess the critical shortcomings of the business environment that pose hidden barriers and costs to corporate profitability.
* Contextualise The Ghana's country risks against regional peers using BMI's country comparative Risk Ratings system.
* Evaluate external threats to doing business in The Ghana, including currency volatility, the commodity price boom and protectionist policies.

The Ghana Business Forecast Report by Business Monitor International (BMI) includes three major sections: Economic Outlook, Political Outlook and Business Environment.

Economic Outlook:

How will the Ghanaian economic policy-making and performance impact on corporate profitability over 2013-2017?

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