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Ghana

Ghana Financial sector Stats

Definitions

  • Assets > Bank capital to assets ratio: Bank capital to assets is the ratio of bank capital and reserves to total assets. Capital and reserves include funds contributed by owners, retained earnings, general and special reserves, provisions, and valuation adjustments. Capital includes tier 1 capital (paid-up shares and common stock), which is a common feature in all countries' banking systems, and total regulatory capital, which includes several specified types of subordinated debt instruments that need not be repaid if the funds are required to maintain minimum capital levels (these comprise tier 2 and tier 3 capital). Total assets include all nonfinancial and financial assets."
  • Capital markets > Financing via international capital markets > Gross inflows > % of GDP: Financing via international capital markets is the sum of gross bond issuance, bank lending and new equity placement. Bond issuance is the notional amount of bond issuance by government, public and private sector borrowers in international capital markets. Bank lending is the committed amount of funds raised by government, public and private sector borrowers via international syndicated lending. Equity placement is the notional amount of cross-border equity placement."
  • Capital markets > Listed domestic companies > Total: Listed domestic companies are the domestically incorporated companies listed on the country's stock exchanges at the end of the year. This indicator does not include investment companies, mutual funds, or other collective investment vehicles."
  • Capital markets > Market capitalisation of listed companies > Current US$: Market capitalisation (also known as market value) is the share price times the number of shares outstanding. Listed domestic companies are the domestically incorporated companies listed on the country's stock exchanges at the end of the year. Listed companies does not include investment companies, mutual funds, or other collective investment vehicles. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital markets > S&P Global Equity Indices > Annual % change: S&P Global Equity Indices measure the U.S. dollar price change in the stock markets covered by the S&P/IFCI and S&P/Frontier BMI country indices.
  • Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > % of GDP: Stocks traded refers to the total value of shares traded during the period. This indicator complements the market capitalisation ratio by showing whether market size is matched by trading.
  • Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > Current US$: Stocks traded refers to the total value of shares traded during the period.
  • Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country: The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency. The base year varies by country.
  • Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > GDP deflator > Annual %: Inflation as measured by the annual growth rate of the GDP implicit deflator shows the rate of price change in the economy as a whole. The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency.
  • Interest rates > Deposit interest rate: Deposit interest rate is the rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate: Interest rate spread is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers minus the interest rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Lending interest rate: Lending interest rate is the rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers.
  • Interest rates > Real interest rate: Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator.
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio: Ratio of bank liquid reserves to bank assets is the ratio of domestic currency holdings and deposits with the monetary authorities to claims on other governments, nonfinancial public enterprises, the private sector, and other banking institutions."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition of money supply is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS). Data are in current local currency."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assets > Bank capital to assets ratio 12.8% 2008 17th out of 84
Capital markets > Financing via international capital markets > Gross inflows > % of GDP 4.7% 2009 7th out of 126
Capital markets > Listed domestic companies > Total 35 2009 78th out of 97
Capital markets > Market capitalisation of listed companies > Current US$ $2.51 billion 2009 80th out of 91
Capital markets > S&P Global Equity Indices > Annual % change -42.7% 2009 59th out of 59
Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > % of GDP 0.37% 2009 74th out of 83
Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > Current US$ $57.77 million 2009 79th out of 91
Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country 163.15 2009 89th out of 162
Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > GDP deflator > Annual % 16.73% 2009 9th out of 163
Interest rates > Deposit interest rate 8.9% 2007 23th out of 144
Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate 9.08% 1988 16th out of 113
Interest rates > Lending interest rate 25.58% 1988 15th out of 117
Interest rates > Real interest rate -5.86% 1988 96th out of 108
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio 10.45% 2006 77th out of 165
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU 4 billion 2006 136th out of 155

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Global Financial Stability Report.; Dealogic, and World Bank GDP estimates.; Standard & Poor's, Emerging Stock Markets Factbook and supplemental S&P data.; Standard & Poor's, Global Stock Markets Factbook and supplemental S&P data.; Standard & Poor's, Emerging Stock Markets Factbook and supplemental S&P data, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.; World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files using World Bank data on the GDP deflator.

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Ghana Economy > Financial sector Profiles (Subcategories)

Assets 9 Interest rates 5
Capital markets 8 Monetary holdings 8
Exchange rates and prices 5