BoG’s forex auction oversubscribed by $160m
The Central Bank in its first forex forward rates auction for the year on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, exceeded its target of raising $75 million.
The Bank of Ghana (BoG), in the auction held accepted in total some $75 million in bids submitted by banks, importers, exporters and other persons and businesses that have need of the American dollar for their transactions.
The BoG in accepting the $75 million bids made, rejected bids to the tune of $160 million made by buyers.
The rejected $160 million bids was out of a total $235 million bids submitted by buyers.
Bids were made for the 7 day, 15 day, 30 day and 45 day tenors.
Total bids submitted for the 7 day tenor amounted to $125.3 million of which the BoG accepted $40.5 million.
For the 15 day, 30 day and 45 day tenors, bids made totaled $73 million, $33.5 million and $3.25 million respectively.
The BoG, for the 15 day, 30 day and 45 day tenors accepted bids totaling $23 million, $8.75 million and $2.75 million respectively.
No bids were made for the 60 day and 75 day tenors.
Bank of Ghana sets $450m target for Q1 2022
The Bank of Ghana [BoG] has set a forex auction target of $450 million for the first quarter of 2022.
The $450 million to be auctioned from January 11, 2022 to March 3, 2022, will see the Central Bank auction an amount of $75 million every week.
Announcement of the auction target is per the Bank’s Q1 2022 Auction Calendar for Foreign Exchange Forward Auctions.
Receipt of bids for dollars by the BoG from primary dealers, will be between 9.30am and 10.30am on the date of the auction with the auction results announced at 3.00pm on the date of the auction.
The BoG for the year 2021 set aside some $775 million for its forex forward auction programme.
The BoG’s forex forward auction programme is to help govern the conduct of forex auctions on the interbank foreign exchange market, deepen the forex market and reduce uncertainty on the future availability of dollars to meet the forex need of importers and exporters.