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 13.57%
Inflation for Jan, 2021 9.9%
End Period Inflation Target - 2021 8%+/-2%
Budget Deficit (% GDP) – Nov, 2020 10.8%
2020 Budget Deficit Target (%GDP) 11.4%
Public Debt (billion GH¢) – Nov, 2020 286.9
Debt to GDP Ratio – Nov, 2020 74.4%
STOCK MARKET REVIEW
The Ghana Stock Exchange closed strengthened for the week supported by MTN Ghana. The GSE Composite Index (GSE CI) gained 11.14 points (0.51%) to close at 2,177.43 points reflecting a year-to-date (YTD) gain of 12.15%. The GSE Financial Stocks Index (GSE FI) on the other hand lost 1.09 points (-0.06%) following a price loss in Cal Bank PLC, to close at 1,873.31 points, reflecting YTD gain of 5.08%.
Market capitalization for the week was GH¢56,906.39, representing 0.21% gain from GH¢56,789.75 million at the close of the previous week. This reflects YTD gain of 4.66%.
A total of 1,847,424 shares, valued at GH¢1,752,701.18 changed hands for the week, compared with 16,027,304 shares, valued at GH¢13,587.29 in the preceding week.
MTN Ghana dominated both volume and value of trades for the week, accounting for 61.12% and 51.53% of total volume and value of shares traded respectively.
The market closed the week with a lone price advancer and decliner respectively.
Price Movers for the Week
Equity Opening Price Closing Price Gain/Loss (%)
MTNGH 0.79 0.80 1.27%
Cal Bank PLC 0.81 0.80 -1.23%
Best & Worst Performing Stocks
Best 5 Performing Stocks: YTD Return
MTN Ghana Ltd. 25.00%
Cal Bank PLC 15.94%
Societe Generale Ghana PLC 14.06%
Standard Chartered Bank Gh. PLC 11.28%
GCB Bank Ltd. 11.11%
Worst 3 Performing Stocks:
Access Bank Ghana PLC -2.05
Aluworks Limited -9.09%
Unilever Ghana PLC -9.89%
The Cedi closed stronger against the USD for the week. It traded at GH¢5.7586/$ on Friday, against GH¢5.7599/$ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD appreciations of 0.02% and 0.03% respectively against the USD. This compares with YTD appreciation of 4.46% a year ago.
The Cedi on the other hand weakened against the GBP at week close. It traded at GH¢8.0727/£, compared with GH¢7.9605/£ at week open, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 1.39% and 2.46% respectively against the GBP. This compares with YTD appreciation of 6.13% a year ago.
The Cedi also weakened against the Euro for the week. It traded at GH¢6.9818/€, compared with GH¢6.9685/€ at week open, reflecting w/w depreciation and YTD appreciation of 0.19% and 1.18% respectively against the Euro. This compares with YTD appreciation of 8.00% a year ago.
The Cedi further weakened against the CAD at close of week. It opened at GH¢4.5256/C$ but closed at GH¢4.5629/C$, reflecting w/w and YTD depreciations of 0.82% and 0.74% respectively against the CAD. This compares with YTD appreciation of 6.79% a year ago.
Weekly Interbank Foreign Exchange Rates
Currency Pair Year Open Week Open Week Close Change
01-01-21 15-02-21 19-02-21
USD/GHS 5.7602 5.7599 5.7586 0.02 0.03
GBP/GHS 7.8742 7.9605 8.0727 -1.39 -2.46
EUR/GHS 7.0643 6.9685 6.9818 -0.19 1.18
CAD/GHS 4.5292 4.5256 4.5629 -0.82 -0.74
Source: Bank of Ghana
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES MARKET
Government raised a sum of GH¢3,767.49 million for the week across the 91-Day and 182-Day Treasury Bills and a 2-Year Treasury Note. This compared with GH¢1,327.08 million raised in the previous week.
The 91-Day and 182-Day Bills shed 12bps and 1bp each to settle at 13.11% p.a and 13.95% p.a respectively. The 2-Year Note also shed 90bps to settle at 17.60% p.a.
Open Previous Yield % Current Yield % WoW Chg (%) YTD Chg (%)
01-01-21 12-02-21 19-02-21
91 Day TB 14.10 13.23 13.11 -0.90 -6.97
182 Day TB 14.15 13.96 13.95 -0.10 -1.41
364 Day TB 16.96 16.86 16.86 0.00 -0.62
2-Yr FXR TN 18.50 18.50 17.60 -4.86 -4.86
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 19.25 19.25 0.00 -8.33
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 dropped on Thursday and Friday but tallied gains for the week . Brent futures traded at US$62.91 a barrel on Friday, reflecting w/w and YTD gains of 0.77% and 21.45% respectively.
Gold prices closed weaker for the week under pressure from higher U.S. Treasury yields. Gold futures settled at US$1,777.40 per ounce on Friday, reflecting w/w and YTD losses of 2.51% and 6.21% respectively.
Prices of Cocoa recovered from the previous week’s slump. Cocoa futures settled at US$2,535.00 per tonne, reflecting w/w gain and YTD loss of 1.28% and 2.61% respectively.
International Commodity Prices
Commodities Year Open Week Open Week Close Chg
01-01-21 15-02-21 19-02-21
Brent crude oil (USD/bbl)
Gold (USD/t oz.)
1,895.10 1,823.20 1,777.40
2,603.00 2,503.00 2,535.00
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