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Barclays Africa pledges $93m for skills development, education in Africa

Barclays Africa has reaffirmed its commitment to economic and socio-economic growth on the African continent through its Shared Growth Strategy, pledging $93 million to improve skills development and access to quality education. The bank has also pledged to raise $89 million to help small and medium-sized African businesses succeed and …

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MTN presents first range rover to winner

Ghana’s largest telecommunications services provider, MTN, has presented the first of six 2016 Range Rover Sports cars and other juicy prizes to May winners of the ongoing MTN@20 mega promotion.   Miss Eugenia Adama, a 28-year-old fashion designer, emerged winner of the 2016 Range Rover Sport. She could not hide …

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NSIA Insurance launches initiative to demystify insurance in Ghana

NSIA Insurance Ghana is rolling out a series of activities aimed at simplifying the experience of purchasing insurance and redeeming insurance claims among Ghanaians.   This involves both online and offline activations such as tit-bits, games, quizzes and trending activities that seek to demystify insurance among the uninsured in the …

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Entrepreneurs in Ghana cannot thrive without smartphones – Report

A new report published by Vodafone Group reveals that smartphones are increasing opportunities in Ghana and that seven out of ten micro-entrepreneurs are likely to face difficulties continuing their business without a smartphone. Authored by independent experts, “Towards a more equal world: the mobile internet revolution” looks at how the shift …

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Capital Bank promises exciting times for customers

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Capital Bank Ghana is promising exciting times for the bank for the rest of the year and the years ahead.  In a short address at the ‘Nite of Worship 2016’ organised by Capital Bank in collaboration with ICGC Calvary Temple, Reverend Fitzgerald Odonkor, said it is the …

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Farmers advocate one community, one dam policy

Farmers within the Savannah Ecological Zone have called on government to introduce a Community, One-Dam Policy as part of measures to promote agriculture in the country. This, according to the farmers, would help ensure all year round agricultural production to enhance food security, reduce food imports, and alleviate poverty. Research …

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Republic Financial Holdings now owns 70% of Republic Bank

Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), the parent company of HFC Bank Ghana Ltd. has announced its acquisition of an additional 19% shareholding in Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited (RBGL), moving its shareholding to 70%. This comes further to the Notices published on May 6, 2016 and June 10, 2016, advising of …

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Innovate for survival – Stratcomm Africa CEO urges business owners

Chief Executive Officer of Stratcomm Africa. Ms. Esther Cobbah, has urged Ghanaian business owners to innovate if they want their businesses to survive the global competition. “There is the need for businesses to innovate new products and services in order to survive. Innovation promotes increasing productivity in an intensely competitive …

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Sterling falls to new low against the dollar in Asia trade

The pound has hit a new low in Asian trading as concerns about the UK’s vote to leave the European Union continue to weigh on investor confidence. It touched 1.2798 against the dollar on Wednesday, a 31-year low, before recovering slightly to $1.2929. The pound has now fallen about 14% against the …

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Confidence to soar after passage of Deposit Protection Bill

Microfinance institutions are expecting confidence among customers to soar following the passage of the Deposit Protection Bill by parliament. The bill would protect depositors from unforeseen circumstances that may result in loss of funds. There’s been a growing scandal within the microfinance sector recently because of the failure of some firms …

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