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Ghanian Cedi one of the worse performing currencies in Africa, may Decline further – Bloomberg Report

Ghanian Cedi is one of the worse performing currencies in the Africa and may Decline further after the Jumbo rate hike.

According to the report, Ghana’s currency has dropped for 15 straight weeks and the depreciation may extend if history is any guide.

The cedi has weakened 36.3% this year making it the world’s worst-performing currency after Sri Lanka’s rupee.

A 30-year analysis shows that every time the measure has dropped for 15 straight weeks — there have been 28 such instances in the period — the fall has extended each time.

History shows The west African nation Cedi’s 15-week declining streak risks a further slide

Ghana’s central bank on Wednesday increased its benchmark interest rate by the biggest margin on record to slow the decline.

A depreciating currency will add to the import bill of the country that purchases most of its fuel from overseas, and has been struggling with inflation accelerating at the fastest pace since 2003, the report stated.

SourceBloomberg

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