The Ghana Stock Exchange was established in July 1989 in Accra, Ghana as a private company. The Council of the Exchange was inaugurated on November 12, 1990 and trading commenced on its floor the same day. The Exchange, changed its status to a public company limited in April 1994. It consists of 3 key markets; the Equity Market, the Ghana Alternative Market and the Ghana Fixed Income Market. Trading takes place on stocks, bonds and exchange traded funds (ETFs).
The Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) project has been launched in Accra to transform Ghana’s agricultural future through the establishment of the first modern commodity exchange in the country. The GCX project, which is expected to become operational by 2017, will establish transparent and professional market institutions to benefit the lives of millions of Ghana’s small scale producers and others in the marketing chain.