Economic and Finance Briefing: Tweets and Excerpts from Seth Terkpers Speech at Chatham House Today

  1. can learn from & , because these countries were similar economically at their independence:

  2. will take advantage of its oil to fund . Diversification, value addition & local content are key:

  3. 25 percent of ‘s revenues go into earmarked funds, including for health and free transport for school children:

  4. Despite the pain of economic reforms, they helped many countries to weather the global financial crisis:

  5. In 2012, causes of the deficit were linked to policy, not to elections. There is little election risk in :

  6. We are managing a consolidation and a transition. ‘s prospects are good but we must learn from past mistakes:

  7. Medium term prospects are focused on transport, export, hydrocarbons. has guaranteed $700 million toward the latter:

  8. There is a perfect alignment between our budget and IMF policies:

  9. Ghana’s programme is on course. Even with an election next year, we will stay on course to 2017:

  10. ‘s fiscal focus is now on structural change: Finance Minister speaking at

  11. $500 million was put into Ghana’s stabilisation fund over the past 3 years :

  12. The cedi has come under significant shock, but currency depreciation is not just a Ghanaian phenomenon:

  13. By 2018, ‘s economic growth will be back to 7.1%: Ghana’s Finance Minister speaking at

  14. has huge potential, but faced setbacks that affected the pace of improvements: Finance Minister speaking at


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