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PPI drops in January with 3.1%

Producer Price Index (PPI) percentage movements

ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI | rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com THE PRODUCER Price Index (PPI) that measures the average change overtime in the prices received by domestic producers for the production of ex-factory prices of goods and services in January 2017 recorded 3.1% “The year-on-year inflation from the producer’s perspective for all industry was 3.1% …

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Minerals Commission predicts 3% increase in gold production

Gold bars

THE MINERALS Commission is projecting an increase of about 3% in gold production by the second quarter of this year. The Commission attributes this to the uncertainties of the policy direction exhibited by the US President Donald Trump, which is expected to positively impact gold prices. “There is a certain …

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Govt to launch campaign to transform agriculture

Farmers working on their farm

ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI | rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com THE GOVERNMENT has stated that it will launch a national campaign dubbed ‘Planning for food and jobs’ to popularise farming by encouraging many people to take it up as a full or part time activity. The President said this as part of his State of …

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Ghana’s Debt stock balloons to GH¢122bn

ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI | rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given his first State of the Nation Address since taking office on January 7, 2017 in which he says the country’s debt stock of GH¢9.5 billion at the beginning of 2009 ballooned to GH¢122 billion at the end of  …

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‘Intra-African trade is best option for African economies’

Eugenia Kula –Ameyaw, Executive Chairperson of Black Women Organisation and Mr Benjamin Acheampong, Founder and President of Wealth Masters Group

BERNARD QUANSON THE EXECUTIVE chairperson of Black Women Organisation in South Africa, Eugenia Kula –Ameyaw, has emphasised that the best way Africa can develop is to promote trade among African countries known as Intra-African trade. She explained that the African market is so large that African countries could make arrangements …

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AWA commissions 5th aircraft in Accra

Staff and stakeholders welcoming the new aircraft

ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI | rosemond.adjetey@yahoo.com AFRICA WORLD Airlines (AWA) has commissioned its fifth aircraft with registration number  9GAFD to serve its  customers with the best travelling experience within the country and Nigeria. The president of the National House of Chiefs, Member of Council of State and president of AWA, Togbe …

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Central Bank releases data on APR and AI on deposits

Nashiru Ishaku, Governor of the Bank of Ghana

THE BANK of Ghana has released its latest data on Annual Percentage Rates (APR) of interest charged on loans and credit advances and the Average Interest (AI) paid on deposits by banks. The data is based on figures available as at January 31, 2017. According to the data, the industry …

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Airtel ranks 2nd Ghana’s Most Influential Telecom Company

Lucy Quist, CEO, Airtel, Ghana

AIRTEL HAS been ranked one of the top two Most Influential telecommunications companies on social media in the latest rankings released by the Ghana Social Media Rankings (GSMR). The company ranked the highest and most influential in the 2015 rankings released in 2016 and 2nd in the 2016 rankings released …

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Ofori-Atta  dines with Otabil, Adei over 2017 budget

Pastor Dr Mensa Otabil, founder, ICGC

FINANCE MINISTER, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has revealed that he has met with the founder of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Dr Mensa Otabil,  and other high profile Ghanaians as he prepares for his budget presentation in Parliament next month. Mr Ofori- Atta is set to present the government’s first …

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MTN  saves lives of pregnant women in Cape Coast: By donating blood on Val’s Day

Voluntary blood donation forms the bedrock upon which health facilities would get blood in their banks always

HAJIA ASANA GORDON AS PART of effort to support the National Transfusion Service,  hospitals and clinics, to save lives of patients who require transfusion, especially pregnant women, MTN Ghana Foundation has organized blood donation exercise in Cape Coast to restock the blood level at the national blood bank. The Human …

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