Economy | National: ¢14.50 equals 1$ as cedi depreciation continues

The Ghana cedi continued its free fall, losing value twice within a day to sell at ¢14.50 to one US dollar.

This translated to 5.45% depreciation in a day and 17.5% in four days of the week.

It began the day at ¢13.75 to the American ‘greenback’ but declined in value further to ¢14.50

In nominal terms, the cedi has lost about 135% value to the world’s most important currency.

In real terms, the local currency has depreciated by about 55% to the dollar.

The cedi also lost more grounds to the pound and euro, despite the two currencies struggling to compete with the US dollar.

It is going for ¢16 to the pound and ¢13.3 to the euro.

$1 sold for ¢13.75

The woes of the Ghana cedi continued as it depreciated further to about ¢13.75 to the US dollar in the morning of October 20, 2022, less than a day, after reaching ¢13 on October 19.

This is equivalent to about 12% depreciation in only four days of this week.

Source: Myjoyonline

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