Maxwell Opoku-Afari: Developing a vibrant capital market, improving standards and leveraging new technology

Keynote address by Dr Maxwell Opoku-Afari, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, at the launch of the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2019, Washington DC, 31 October 2019.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
06 November 2019


1. Let me first begin by thanking OMFIF for extending an invitation to me to be the keynote speaker at the launch of the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2019. It is indeed a great pleasure to be able to join you today and to also join such seasoned distinguished guests to deliberate on important issues bordering on capital market development, benchmarking regulation against global standards, overcoming regional integration challenges, and the use of new technology and data sharing to improve efficiency and innovation on the African continent. These are critical issues that confront African countries as they strive to attract foreign investment for sustainable development and poverty reduction.