Q3, 2020 GDP Growth -1.1%
Average GDP Growth for 2020 0.2%
2020 Projected GDP Growth 0.9%
BoG Policy Rate 14.50%
Weekly Interbank Interest Rate 13.56%
Inflation for Dec, 2020 10.4%
End Period Inflation Target - 2020 11.1%
Budget Deficit (% GDP) – Sep, 2020 9.0%
2020 Budget Deficit Target (%GDP) 11.4%
Public Debt (billion GH¢) – Sep, 2020 273.8
Debt to GDP Ratio – Sep, 2020 71.0%
STOCK MARKET REVIEW
The Ghana Stock Exchange closed stronger for the week supported by gains in 3 counters. The GSE Composite Index (GSE CI) gained 13.24 points (0.68%) to close at 1,969.02 points reflecting a year-to-date (YTD) gain of 1.41%. The GSE Financial Stocks Index (GSE FI) also gained 2.46 points (0.14%) to close at 1,789.66 points, reflecting YTD gain of 0.39%.
Market capitalization for the week was GH¢54,688.55, representing 0.25% gain from GH¢ 54,549.91 million at the close of the previous week. This reflects YTD gain of 0.58%.
A total of 20,387,216 shares, valued at GH¢13,430,254.44 changed hands for the week, compared with 70,205,313 shares, valued at GH¢46,030,381.89 in the preceding week.
MTN Ghana Limited dominated both volume and value of trades for the week, accounting for 98.49% and 98.67% of total volume and value of shares traded respectively.
The market closed the week with three (3) price gainers and 1 decliner.
Price Movers for the Week
Equity Opening Price (GH¢) Closing Price (GH¢) Percentage Gain/Loss
SOGEGH 0.64 0.66 3.13%
MTNGH 0.65 0.66 1.54%
GOIL 1.50 1.51 0.67%
ALW 0.11 0.10 -9.09%
Best & Worst Performing Stocks
Best Performing Stocks: YTD Return
MTN Ghana Ltd. 3.13%
Societe Generale Ghana Limited 3.13%
Standard Chartered Bank Gh. Ltd. 1.16%
Ghana Oil Company Limited 0.67%
Worst Performing Stocks:
Aluworks Limited -9.09%
The Cedi closed the week flat against the USD. It traded at GH¢5.7605/$ on Friday, against GH¢5.7605/$ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 0.00% and 0.01% respectively against the USD. This compares with YTD depreciation of 0.05% a year ago.
The Cedi weakened against the GBP on the week. It traded at GH¢7.8323/£, compared with GH¢7.8150£ at week open, reflecting w/w depreciation and YTD appreciation of 0.22% and 0.53% respectively against the GBP. This compares with YTD appreciation of 1.10% a year ago.
The Cedi meanwhile strengthened against the Euro on the week. It traded at GH¢6.9645/€, compared with GH¢7.0485/€ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD appreciations of 1.21% and 1.43% respectively against the Euro. This compares with YTD appreciation of 1.01 % a year ago.
The Cedi also strengthened against the CAD on the week. It opened trading at GH¢4.5344/C$ but closed at GH¢4.5185/C$, reflecting w/w and YTD appreciations of 0.35% and 0.24% respectively against the CAD. This compares with YTD appreciation of 0.57% a year ago.
Weekly Interbank Foreign Exchange Rates
Currency Pair Year Open Week Open Week Close Change
% YTD %
01-01-21 11-01-21 15-01-21
USD/GHS 5.7602 5.7605 5.7605 0.00 -0.01
GBP/GHS 7.8742 7.8150 7.8323 -0.22 0.53
EUR/GHS 7.0643 7.0485 6.9645 1.21 1.43
CAD/GHS 4.5292 4.5344 4.5185 0.35 0.24
Source: Bank of Ghana
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES MARKET
Government raised a sum of GH¢988.88 million for the week across the 91-Day and 182-Day Treasury Bills. This compared with GH¢1,073.47 million raised in the previous week.
The 91-Day and 182-Day Treasury Bills both remained flat at 14.09% p.a. and 14.14% p.a. respectively.
Security Year Open Previous Yield % Current Yield % WoW Chg ( %) YTD Chg (%)
01-01-21 08-01-21 15-01-21
91 Day TB 14.10 14.09 14.09 -0.03 -0.05
182 Day TB 14.15 14.14 14.14 0.00 -0.05
364 Day TB 16.96 16.96 16.96 0.00 0.00
2-Yr FXR TN 18.50 18.50 18.50 0.00 0.00
3-Yr Bond 19.25 19.25 19.25 0.00 0.00
5-Yr Bond 19.85 19.85 19.85 0.00 0.00
6-Yr Bond 19.50 19.50 19.50 0.00 -7.14
7-Yr Bond 20.50 20.50 20.50 0.00 0.00
10-Yr Bond 19.80 19.80 19.80 0.00 0.00
15-Yr Bond 19.75 19.75 19.75 0.00 0.00
20-Yr Bond 20.20 20.20 20.20 0.00 0.00
Source: Bank of Ghana
Oil prices closed lower for the week on concerns over COVID-19 lockdowns. Brent futures traded at US$55.10 a barrel on Friday, reflecting w/w loss and YTD gain of 1.59% and 6.37% respectively.
Gold prices ended the week lower weighed by a rally in the USD. Gold futures settled at US$1,829.90 per ounce on Friday, reflecting w/w and YTD losses of 0.30% and 3.44%% respectively.
Prices of Cocoa on the contrary edged higher for the week. Cocoa futures settled at US$2,527.00 per tonne, reflecting w/w gain and YTD loss of 0.44% and 2.92% respectively.
International Commodity Prices
Commodities Year Open Week Open Week Close Chg
01-01-21 11-01-21 15-01-21
Brent crude oil (USD/bbl)
Gold (USD/t oz.)
2,603.00 2,516.00 2,527.00
BUSINESS TERM OF THE WEEK
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