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EU will help improve small businesses – Hanna – Starr Fm

The European Union (EU) has promised to work at improving small businesses in Ghana to ease the burden on the government. Head of the EU delegation to Ghana William Hanna told Starr Business they will be working closely with the small businesses to ensure their effectiveness. He said: “We …

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GNPC must stop financing Ghana – I. Coast maritime case – PIAC – Starr Fm

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is being asked to halt financing the ongoing Maritime Dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast on behalf of the government. It follows the 36 percent rise in financing the dispute from $1.81 million in 2015 to $2.82 million in 2016. This is contained …

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Fidelity, StanChart picked for Energy sector bond – Starr Fm

Government has appointed Fidelity and Standard Chartered banks as lead managers for the issuance of the Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA) bond. The two banks are expected to raise GHS10 billion. They were selected after evaluating 10 proposals received in response to the Request for Proposals. As part of …

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Help finance mining activities – Aubynn to African banks – Starr Fm

The Chief Executive of Ghana’s Minerals Commission has advised African Banks and Finance institutions to get involved in the provision of capital to local mining entrepreneurs to ensure an optimized benefit of mining to Africans. Dr. Toni Aubynn gave the advice in Abuja, while speaking as a panelist at …

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Depoliticise top NPA appointments – Senyo Hosi – Starr Fm

The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has demanded for the enactment of laws to depoliticize the appointment of top executives to the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). The CEO for the chamber, Senyo Hosi, said the move will ensure total independence of the regulator in the petroleum downstream sector. …

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BoG orders banks to align interest rate with policy rate – Starr Fm

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has ordered commercial banks in the country to reduce their interest rates in tandem with the recent reduction of the policy rate. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central bank in May announced the reduction of the policy rate from 23.5% to 22.5%. It …

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uniBank supports Muslim community – Starr Fm

One of the most enterprising financial establishments in the country, uniBank (Ghana) Limited, having made an immense contribution in providing pivotal social interventions through its agile CSR commitments, has again donated substantial support, including a health post, marketplace, a cow, 50 bags of rice, 25 bags of sugar, cartons …

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Scrapping spare parts duty needless –Minority – Starr Fm

The Minority has described as unnecessary parliament’s passing of the bill scrapping import duties on spare parts into law. The Customs Amendment bill was passed Wednesday June 14, 2017 after it was deferred on Tuesday June 13, 2017. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, during his presentation of the 2017 …

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Parliament passes bill to remove taxes on Spare parts – Starr Fm

Parliament has passed the Customs Amendment bill, despite protests from the minority arguing that the bill breaches the constitution. The law seeks to scrap duties on both old and new spare parts brought into the country. During the consideration of the bill Tuesday June 13, 2017, Minority Leader Haruna …

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