Q2, 2020 GDP -3.2%
Average GDP for 2020 0.9%
2020 Projected GDP 0.9%
BoG Policy Rate – Sep, 2020 14.50%
Weekly Interbank Interest Rate 13.55%
Inflation for Aug, 2020 10.5%
End Period Inflation Target - 2020 11.1%
Budget Deficit (% GDP) – Jul, 2020 7.4%
2020 Budget Deficit Target (%GDP) 11.4%
Public Debt (billion GH¢) – Jul, 2020 263.1
Debt to GDP Ratio – Jul, 2020 68.3%
STOCK MARKET REVIEW
The GSE Composite Index (GSE CI) moderated for the week, weighed by a decline in the price of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI). The index declined by 6.90 points (-0.37%) to close at 1,834.47 points, increasing its year-to-date (YTD) loss to 18.73%. The GSE Financial Stocks Index (GSE FI) also weakened by 12.58 points (-0.75%) to close at at 1,656.71 points, reflecting YTD loss of 17.97%.
Market capitalization moderated by 0.45% for the week from GH¢53,165.81 million at the close of the previous week to GH¢52,927.83 million, representing YTD decline of 6.80%.
Trading activity strengthened for the week with 6,513,383 shares, valued at GH¢3,971,020.76 changing hands, compared with 1,703,402 shares, valued at GH¢2,967,637.04 in the preceding week.
Scancom Plc (MTNGH) dominated both volume and value of trades for the week, accounting for 81.63% and 80.34% of total volume and value of shares traded respectively.
The market closed on Friday with a lone advancer and laggard respectively. Standard Chartered Bank, posted a price gain of 0.15% to close the week at GH¢13.55 per share from GH¢13.53 at week open. ETI also posted a loss of 14.29% to close the week at GH¢0.06 per share.
Thirty-seven (37) counters remained flat at the closing bell on Friday.
The graphs and table below highlight activity on the market.
Best 5 &Worst 5 Performing Stocks
Best Performing Stocks: YTD Return
Cocoa Processing Company 50.00%
SIC Insurance Company Ltd. 25.00%
Camelot Ghana Ltd. 22.22%
Aluworks Limited 10.00%
Dannex Ayrton Starwin Plc. 2.56%
Worst Performing Stocks:
Fan Milk Ltd. -74.76%
Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. -40.83%
Unilever Ghana -37.74%
Republic Bank (Ghana) Ltd. -28.57%
GCB Bank Plc -27.45%
The Cedi weakened against the USD for the week. It traded at GH¢5.7020/$ on Friday, compared with GH¢5.7001/$ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 0.03% and 2.95% respectively against the USD. This compares with YTD depreciation of 9.33% a year ago.
The Cedi conversely strengthened against the GBP on the week. It traded at GH¢7.2413/£, compared with GH¢7.3847/£ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD appreciations of 1.98% and 1.04% respectively against the GBP. This compares with YTD depreciation of 5.71% a year ago.
The Cedi also strengthened against the Euro on the week. It traded at GH¢6.6252/€, compared with GH¢6.7588/€ at week open, reflecting w/w appreciation and YTD depreciation of 2.02% and 6.25% respectively against the Euro. This compares with YTD depreciation of 5.27% a year ago.
The Cedi likewise strengthened against the CAD on the week. It opened trading at GH¢4.3255/C$ but closed at GH¢4.2529/C$, reflecting w/w and YTD appreciations of 1.71% and 0.36% respectively against the CAD. This compares with YTD depreciation of 12.00% a year ago.
Weekly Interbank Foreign Exchange Rates
Currency Pair Year Open Week Open Week Close Change
01-01-20 22-09-20 25-09-20
USD/GHS 5.5337 5.7001 5.7020 -0.03 -2.95
GBP/GHS 7.3164 7.3847 7.2413 1.98 1.04
EUR/GHS 6.2114 6.7588 6.6252 2.02 -6.25
CAD/GHS 4.2681 4.3255 4.2529 1.71 0.36
Source: Bank of Ghana
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES MARKET
Government raised a total of GH¢826.02 million for the week across the 91-Day and 182-Day Treasury Bills. This compared with GH¢1,797.45 million raised in the previous week.
The 91–Day and 182-Day Bills added 3bps each to settle at 14.04% p.a. and 14.15% p.a. respectively.
Please see below for more details.
Security Year Open Previous Yield % Current Yield % Chg % YTD %
01-01-20 18-09-20 25-09-20
91 Day TB 14.70 14.01 14.04 0.21 -4.50
182 Day TB 15.15 14.12 14.15 0.18 -6.60
364 Day TB 17.90 16.99 16.99 0.00 -5.10
2-Yr FXR TN 20.95 18.25 18.25 0.00 -12.89
3-Yr Bond 19.70 19.00 19.00 0.00 -3.55
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 20.00 20.00 0.00 23.08
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 traded losses for the week on the strength of the USD. Gold futures for December delivery settled at US$1,866.30 per ounce on Friday, reflecting w/w loss and YTD gain of 4.88% and 22.71% respectively.
Oil prices also closed lower for the week on expectations of weaker demand on the back of rising COVID-19 cases. Brent futures traded at US$41.92 a barrel on Friday, reflecting w/w and YTD losses of 2.85% and 36.48% respectively.
Prices of Cocoa were also down for the week. Cocoa futures settled at US$2,568.00 per tonne, reflecting w/w loss and YTD gain of 2.76% and 1.10% respectively.
International Commodity Prices
Commodities Year Open Week Open Week Close Chg% YTD
01-01-20 21-09-20 25-09-20
Brent crude oil (USD/bbl)
66.00 43.15 41.92
Gold (USD/t oz.)
1,520.95 1,962.10 1,866.30
2,540.00 2,641.00 2,568.00
BUSINESS TERM OF THE WEEK
Vertical Market: A market which meets the needs of a particular industry: for example, a piece of equipment used only by semiconductor manufacturers. opposite of horizontal market.
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