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  • The debate on whether collateral lending in the banking industry is a disincentive is fast coming up as some financial observers’ advice against using the method to advance loans. Even though full investigations are yet to be conducted into the cause of the collapse of UT Bank and Capital bank, some observers have hinted that […]

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  • Ghana’s inflation rate for September 2017 reached 12.2 percent. This is a marginal drop of 0.1 percent in the inflation rate compared to the 12.3 percent recorded in August 2017. The inflation rate measures the average change in the prices of goods and services purchased by consumers within a given year. The Ghana Statistical Service […]

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  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will soon announce a new capital requirement for market operators. The move follows recent announcement by the Bank of Ghana which also increased its capital requirement from 120 million cedis to 400 million cedis for banks in the country. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Director General of the […]

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  • The decision by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has brought certainty to the energy sector, Seth Terkper, former Finance Minister, has said. The International Tribunal For The Law Of The Sea on Saturday, ruled that Ghana did not infringe on the territorial sovereignty of the Ivory Coast in granting oil […]

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  • The country’s economy grew by 9 percent in the second quarter of this year, the highest recorded since the third quarter of 2014 when it grew by 13.5 percent, a  release by the Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) has shown Compared to same to period last year, the economy grew by 1.1 percent; and 6.6 percent […]

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  • Acquiring prosthetic limbs after amputation can be very expensive, especially, for the disabled poor. The cost could run into thousands of cedis since they are mostly imported and affected persons become burdens on the family and society. There is, however, some respite. At the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), scientists are using […]

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  • Government intends to scale up the penetration of renewable energy in the system, with a plan to hit 300megawatts of solar by 2020. As part of the measures, the Bui Power Authority has completed expansion works on its switchyard to accommodate the injection of up to 250MW of grid solar energy, Deputy Minister for Energy, […]

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  • The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has for the first time this year maintained the Policy Rate at 21 percent. This follows three consecutive reductions from 25.5 percent in January to 21 percent July. Speaking at a press conference in Accra, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison attributed the decision to maintain […]

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  • Government has stated the commencement of a new plan in the 2018 budget to turnaround the fortunes of Ghana’s agricultural sector. To be known as the ‘marshal plan for agriculture,’ the policy seeks to tackle all systemic challenges that have confronted Ghana’s agric sector hence inhibiting its contribution to the economy. The Vice President, Dr. […]

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  • Government has disclosed of an ambitious plan to list majority of State Owned Enterprises on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) to promote efficiency and drive economic growth. The move is among others expected to solve the financial challenges facing most SOEs in Ghana. The listing of the companies should also increase public ownership in the […]

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  • Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world.” In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC  high level business leaders and international diplomats invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, […]

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  • The new minimum capital requirement set by the central bank will not reduce lending to the private sector, two academics have told the B&FT, in the wake of concerns that the more than 230 percent increment could squeeze lending. The first of the academics, Dr. Frank Ebo Turkson of the Economics department of the University […]

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  • The Government of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equatorial Guinean to help facilitate growth and development of agriculture in their respective countries. The two countries agreed to exchange ideas and resources as well as build entrepreneurial skills in areas of agro processing and value addition The MoU follows a successful discussion […]

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  • Africa’s economic growth prospects received a major boost last week with the signing of a record number of new investments and partnership agreements for inclusive agricultural transformation at the 2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Abidjan. The week long Forum, the 7th in a series, focused on two things; announcement of concrete investments […]

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  • Vodafone Ghana has partnered Facebook and Google to register 1,000 small scale businesses online. This is part of efforts to empower businesses to take advantage of the benefits of social media in becoming successful entities. The initiative, which is one of the key activities of the Social Media Week event in Accra, assembled 200 online […]

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  • Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Ernest Addison, has called on banks to institute strong corporate governance structures in order to overcome challenges faced in the industry, adding that, a lack of it partly contributed to the sudden collapse of the UT and Capital banks. Speaking at a breakfast meeting at the National […]

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  • Nwabiagya Rural Bank Limited at Barekese in the Nwabiagya District of Ashanti Region has posted yet another impressive operational performance in the 2016 year under review. The Bank posted a pre-tax profit of approximately GH¢4 million in 2016   as against a little over GH¢3million in the previous year, representing a satisfactory growth of 32 %. […]

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  • Expected business combination deals by the microfinance institutions will largely define the success of the ongoing reform in the sector by the Central Bank, and prospect of recovery and image enhancement in the sector. The ongoing reforms in the sector has built on certain cardinal pillars including enhancement of the quality of MFIs portfolio, financial […]

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  • … as meals replace minerals to restart African economic growth, new report To succeed, Africa’s agricultural revolution needs to be very different to those seen in the rest of world The power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, as business wakes up to opportunities of a rapidly […]

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  • Over 750 delegates and high-level dignitaries, including African Heads of States, Ministers, and key stakeholders in the agricultural sector, are convening this week in Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital, Abidjan, for the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Africa’s premier agriculture gathering. As envisioned in its theme, “Accelerating the Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies an...

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  • Government is considering revamping  two cashew processing factories on the ticket of the ‘One District, One factory’ initiative in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region, District Chief Executive for the area, Charity Akua Foriwaa Dwommoh, has hinted. There are two defunct cashew factories in the district and there is the likelihood that those […]

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  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has extended Ghana’s program with the Fund. The extension will see Ghana end the program in April 2019 instead of April 2018. President Akufo-Addo during his maiden encounter with senior journalists at the Flagstaff House recently stated that government will not extend the programme after it ends on December 2018. […]

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  • The Minister for Business Development, Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, has urged the country’s development partners and investors to contribute to the growth of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) by helping to finance their operations. SMEs constitute about 90 percent of businesses in the country but the sector struggles to access cheap credit to develop. […]

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  • …as African Green Revolution Forum begins in Abidjan     Ahead of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, wants greater attention paid to the implementation of concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa. The seventh African Green Revolution Forum, taking place in […]

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  • Ghana lost at least 200 million cedis in revenue accruing from the operations of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) due to the impact of the power crisis on such businesses between 2012 and 2015. This is according to a new research conducted by the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the International […]

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  • There is an issue plaguing the banking sector which is slowly killing the economy of the country. Yes, I am talking about uncontrolled lending. It seems like the banks have lent relentlessly and this is causing them to accumulate a lot of Non-Performing Loans (NPLs). Loans are considered to be non-performing when they are equal […]

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  • Some indigenous financial institutions have impressed on the Bank of Ghana to intensify its regulatory role to protect the financial system. They believe this will also reaffirm the confidence of consumers in such local institutions. The suggestions come on the back of the collapse of two indigenous banks; UT and Capital Banks. Speaking to Citi […]

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  • Government has reiterated plans to improve its revenue base and reduce the country’s debt levels and overdependence on donor agencies. In this regard, the NPP administration has set out an ambitious plan to mobilize enough domestic revenue to meet key infrastructural needs. This is also viewed against the backdrop of reducing borrowing which has led […]

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