Q2, 2020 GDP Growth -3.2%
Average GDP Growth for 2020 0.9%
2020 Projected GDP Growth 0.9%
BoG Policy Rate – Nov, 2020 14.50%
Weekly Interbank Interest Rate 13.56%
Inflation for Nov, 2020 9.8%
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 on the back of gains in 2 tickers. The GSE Composite Index (GSE CI) gained 34.09 points (1.87%) to close at 1,854.32 points, decreasing its year-to-date (YTD) loss to 17.85%. The GSE Financial Stocks Index (GSE FI) also gained 52.62 points (3.24%) to close at 1,678.22 points, reflecting YTD loss of 16.91%.
Market capitalization for the week was GH¢53,461.32 representing 0.68% gain from GH¢53,102.36 million at the close of the previous week. This reflects YTD decline of 5.86%.
A total of 25,508,621 shares, valued at GH¢60,495,926.34 changed hands for the week, compared with 37,587,374 shares, valued at GH¢23,213,077.84 in the preceding week.
MTN Ghana Limited dominated volume of trades for the week, accounting for 60.59% of total volume of shares. Unilever Ghana Limited on the other hand dominated value of trades for the week, accounting for 75.55% of total value of shares traded.
The market closed on Friday with 2 advancers and no decliner. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL) posted the higher price gain of 20.43% close at GH¢2.83 per share from GH¢2.35 per share.
Thirty-six (36) counters remained flat at the closing bell on Friday.
The graphs and table below highlight activity on the market.
Best 4 &Worst 5 Performing Stocks
Best Performing Stocks: YTD Return
Cocoa Processing Company 50.00%
Camelot Ghana Ltd. 22.22%
Aluworks Limited 10.00%
Dannex Ayrton Starwin Plc. 2.56%
Worst Performing Stocks:
Fan Milk Ltd. -73.79%
Unilever Ghana -43.84%
Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. -46.75%
Republi Bank (Ghana) Ltd. -26.79%
Benso Oil Palm Plantation -30.07%
The Cedi weakened against the USD for the week. It traded at GH¢5.7145/$ on Friday, against GH¢5.7139/$ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 0.01% and 3.16% respectively against the USD. This compares with YTD depreciation of 12.97% a year ago.
The Cedi however strengthened against the GBP on the week. It traded at GH¢7.5535/£, compared with GH¢7.7082/£ at week open, reflecting w/w appreciation and YTD depreciation of 2.05% and 3.14% respectively against the GBP. This compares with YTD depreciation of 16.36% a year ago.
The Cedi also strengthened against the Euro. It traded at GH¢6.9206/€, compared with GH¢6.9409/€ at week open, reflecting w/w appreciation and YTD depreciation of 0.29% and 10.25% respectively against the Euro. This compares with YTD depreciation of 10.62% a year ago.
The local currency weakened against the CAD on the week. It opened trading at GH¢4.4601/C$ but closed at GH¢4.4768/C$, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 0.37% and 4.66% respectively against the CAD. This compares with YTD depreciation of 15.89% a year ago.
Weekly Interbank Foreign Exchange Rates
Currency Pair Year Open Week Open Week Close Change
01-01-20 08-12-20 11-12-20
USD/GHS 5.5337 5.7139 5.7145 -0.01 -3.16
GBP/GHS 7.3164 7.7082 7.5535 2.05 -3.14
EUR/GHS 6.2114 6.9409 6.9206 0.29 -10.25
CAD/GHS 4.2681 4.4601 4.4768 -0.37 -4.66
Source: Bank of Ghana
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES MARKET
Government raised a sum of GH¢1,066.54 million for the week across the 91-Day, 182-Day and 364-Day Treasury Bills. This compared with GH¢1,551.12 million raised in the previous week.
The 91-Day Treasury Bill added 1bp to settle at 14.08% p.a. whilst the 182-Day and 364-Day Treasury Bill rates shed 2bps each to settle at 14.11% p.a. and 16.99% p.a. respectively.
Please see below for more details.
Security Year Open Previous Yield % Current Yield % WoW Chg ( %) YTD Chg (%)
01-01-20 03-12-20 11-12-20
91 Day TB 14.70 14.07 14.08 0.04 -4.21
182 Day TB 15.15 14.13 14.11 -0.10 -6.83
364 Day TB 17.90 16.97 16.99 0.13 -5.09
2-Yr FXR TN 20.95 18.50 18.50 0.00 -11.69
3-Yr Bond 19.70 19.25 19.25 0.00 -2.28
5-Yr Bond 19.50 19.85 19.85 0.00 1.79
6-Yr Bond 21.00 19.50 19.50 0.00 -7.14
7-Yr Bond 16.25 20.50 20.50 0.00 26.15
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
Gold prices posted marginal gains for the week as the U.S. Congress fails to reach an agreement for a second COVID-19 stimulus package. Gold futures for February delivery settled at US$1,843.60 per ounce on Friday, reflecting w/w and YTD gains of 0.20% and 21.21% respectively.
Oil prices advanced for the sixth straight week on hopes of a global economic turnaround following a successful COVID-19 vaccine development. Brent futures traded at US$49.97 a barrel on Friday, reflecting w/w gain and YTD loss of 1.46% and 24.29% respectively.
Prices of Cocoa meanwhile eased for the second straight week. Cocoa futures settled at US$2,747.00 per tonne, reflecting w/w loss and YTD gains of 4.55% and 8.15% respectively.
International Commodity Prices
Commodities Year Open Week Open Week Close Chg
01-01-20 08-12-20 11-12-20
Brent crude oil (USD/bbl)
66.00 49.25 49.97
Gold (USD/t oz.) 1,520.95 1,840.00 1,843.60
2,540.00 2,878.00 2,747.00
BUSINESS TERM OF THE WEEK
Non-Performing Asset: A nonperforming asset (NPA) refers to a classification for loans or advances that are in default or in arrears. A loan is in arrears when principal or interest payments are late or missed. A loan is in default when the lender considers the loan agreement to be broken and the debtor is unable to meet his obligations..
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