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The Answer To The Cedi’s Weakness Is To Address The Economy’s Fundamentals

"The Ghanaian Cedi has been on the decline for the better part of its history, apparently with no end in sight. An IEA study has determined that the long-run decline of the Cedi is influenced by economic fundamentals that drive the real rate towards…

The Death Knell for the Mighty Somali Shilling: The Causes and Effects of the Somali Shilling Depreciation and Currency Crisis in Puntland

The Somali shilling is prone to sudden exchange rate increases and shocks. It has lost more than 30 percent of its value in a matter of three weeks between August and September 2020. The exchange rate of Somali shilling to US dollar has reached an a…

How Currency Fluctuations Affect SME Access to Credit and Investment Decisions: The Case Study of Uganda, Kenya and Ghana

Exchange rate fluctuations affect the major decisions made by Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. This policy brief examines how a depreciation or an appreciation of a country’s local currency against foreign currencies affects…

Zimbabwe’s Currency ‘curse’ and the Economic Malaise

Zimbabwe has been plagued by currency problems. In June 2019 the government banned the multicurrency system and reintroduced the defunct Zimbabwean dollar. The move was intended to address the fast-deteriorating economic crisis and bring sanity to …

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