Q1’ 2020 GDP 4.9%
2020 Projected GDP 0.9%
BoG Policy Rate – May 2020 14.50%
Weekly Interbank Interest Rate 13.69%
Inflation for June, 2020 11.2%
End Period Inflation Target - 2020 8.0%
Budget Deficit (% GDP) – Jun, 2020 6.3%
2020 Budget Deficit Target (%GDP) 11.4%
Public Debt (billion GH¢) – Jun, 2020 258.4
Debt to GDP Ratio – Jun, 2020 67.0%
STOCK MARKET REVIEW
The stock market closed stronger in the review week on the back of a lone gainer. The GSE Composite Index (GSE CI) added 1.53 points (0.08%) to close at 1,862.77 points, compared to 1,861.24 points at the close of the previous week. This translates into a year-to-date (YTD) loss of 17.47%. The GSE Financial Stocks Index also added 2.83 points to close the week at 1,725.21 points, translating into YTD loss of 14.58%.
Market capitalization increased by 0.03% for the week from GH¢52,551.92 million at the close of the previous week to GH52,567.82 million at the close of the week. This represents YTD decline of 7.44%.
There was increased activity on the market compared with that of the preceding week. A total of 32,772,544 shares, valued at GH¢19,513,304.30 changed hands for the week, compared with 30,693,707 shares valued at GH¢17,523,060.96 recorded in the preceding week. MTNGH dominated both volume and value of shares traded for the week. MTNGH accounted for 98.14% (32,162,365) of total volume of shares traded and 92.30% (GH¢18,011,602.16) of total value of shares traded for the week.
The market closed on Friday with a lone gainer. GCB Bank was the lone gainer for the week closing trading at GH¢3.80 from GH¢3.74 (+1.60%) at week open.
Thirty-nine (39) counters remained flat at the closing bell on Friday.
The graphs and table below highlight activity on the market during the week.
Best 5 &Worst 5 Performing Stocks
Best Performing Stocks: YTD Return
SIC Insurance Company Ltd. 25.00%
Camelot Ghana Ltd. 22.22%
Aluworks Limited 10.00%
Dannex Ayrton Starwin Plc. 2.56%
SCB Preference Share 1.16%
Worst Performing Stocks:
Fan Milk Ltd. -59.95%
Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. -28.99%
Republic Bank (Ghana) Ltd. -28.57%
Cal Bank Ltd -26.97%
The Cedi weakened against the USD in the week under review. It traded at GH¢5.6779/$ on Friday, compared with GH¢5.6709/$ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 0.12% and 2.54% respectively against the USD. This compares with YTD depreciation of 8.27% a year ago.
The Cedi also weakened against the GBP on the week. It traded at GH¢7.2592/£, compared with GH¢7.1102/£ at week open, reflecting w/w depreciation and YTD appreciation of 2.05% and 0.79% respectively against the GBP. This compares with YTD depreciation of 5.21% a year ago.
The Cedi again weakened against the Euro for the week. It traded at GH¢6.6062/€, compared with GH¢6.4791/€ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 1.92% and 5.98% respectively against the Euro. This compares with YTD depreciation of 5.69% a year ago.
The Cedi further weakened against the CAD on the week. It opened trading at GH¢4.1767/C$ but closed at GH¢4.2318/C$, reflecting w/w depreciation and YTD appreciation of 1.30% and 0.86% respectively against the CAD. This compares with YTD depreciation of 11.29% a year ago.
Weekly Interbank Foreign Exchange Rates
Currency Pair Year Open Week Open Week Close Change
01/01/20 20/07/20 24/07/20
USD/GHS 5.5337 5.6709 5.6779 -0.12 -2.54
GBP/GHS 7.3164 7.1102 7.2592 -2.05 0.79
EUR/GHS 6.2114 6.4791 6.6062 -1.92 -5.98
CAD/GHS 4.2681 4.1767 4.2318 -1.30 0.86
Source: Bank of Ghana
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES MARKET
Government raised a total of GH¢1,063.42 million in the week under review across the 91-Day, 182-Day and 364-Day Treasury Bills. This compared with GH¢1,090.23 million raised in the previous week.
The 91–Day Treasury Bill added 10bps to settle at 13.97% whilst the 182-Day and 364-Day Treasury Bills trimmed 1bp and 10bps to settle at 14.05% and 16.82% respectively.
Please see below for more details.
Security Year Open Previous Yield % Current Yield % Chg % YTD %
01/01/20 17/07/20 24/07/20
91 Day TB 14.70 13.87 13.97 0.71 -4.95
182 Day TB 15.15 14.06 14.05 -0.04 -7.23
364 Day TB 17.90 16.92 16.82 -0.57 -6.04
2-Yr FXR TN 20.95 18.75 18.75 0.00 -10.50
3-Yr Bond 19.7 18.85 18.85 0.00 -4.31
5-Yr Bond 19.50 19.25 19.25 0.00 -1.28
6-Yr Bond 21.00 19.50 19.50 0.00 -7.14
7-Yr Bond 16.25 16.25 16.25 0.00 0.00
10-Yr Bond 19.8 19.8 19.8 0.00 0.00
15-Yr Bond 19.75 19.75 19.75 0.00 0.00
20-Yr Bond 20.2 20.2 20.2 0.00 0.00
Source: Bank of Ghana
Gold prices continued their upward trajectory in the review week on the back of lower interest rates and a weakened USD. Gold futures for August settled at US$1,897.50 per ounce on Friday, reflecting w/w and YTD gains of 4.68% and 24.76% respectively.
Oil prices closed marginally higher for the week on expectations of a demand recovery. Brent futures traded at US$43.34 a barrel on Friday, reflecting w/w gain and YTD loss of 0.46% and 34.33% respectively.
Prices of Cocoa traded higher for the week. Cocoa futures settled at US$2,224.00 per tonne, reflecting w/w gain and YTD loss of 2.68% and 12.44% respectively.
International Commodity Prices
Commodities Year Open Week Open Week Close Chg
01/01/20 20/07/20 24/07/20
Brent crude oil (USD/bbl)
66.00 43.14 43.34
Gold (USD/t oz.)
1,520.95 1,812.65 1,897.50
2,540.00 2,166.00 2,224.00
BUSINESS TERM OF THE WEEK
Capital ease: A lease that meets one or more of the following criteria, meaning it is classified as a purchase by the lessee: the lease term is greater than 75% of the property's estimated economic life; the lease contains an option to purchase the property for less than fair market value; ownership of the property is transferred to the lessee at the end of the lease term; or the present value of the lease payments exceeds 90% of the fair market value of the property.
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