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IMF says global economy recovering

The global economy is finally recovering from the deepest recession since the war, the International Monetary Fund declared yesterday. IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard said world leaders must now focus on ways of sustaining the tentative rebound that is under way. ‘The recovery has started. Sustaining it will require delicate …

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Ghana to set up cyber crime response team

Government is to set up an emergency Cyber Crime Response Team, to review existing legislature governing the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) activities and strengthen the country’s cyber security. The move forms part of government’s effort to deal with the growing incidence of reported cases of cyber crime, popularly known …

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US Congress delegates encourage trade, investment between Ghana, US

Following on the heels of President Obama’s historic visit to Ghana, the US Congress has sent down a delegation to encourage trade between the two countries. The seven-member delegation headed by Representative G. K. Butterfield during a three-day visit to Ghana from August 17-19 had meetings with President John Atta …

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National Board for Small-Scale Industries to be revamped

Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, on Monday said that government was taking steps to restructure the National Board for Small-Scale Industries, to inject efficiency in the operations of the corporate entity. She said the efforts were aimed at offering assistance to entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Ms …

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Fault detected on moving Delta Airline aircraft

A Delta Airline flight was on Monday morning cancelled at the Kotoka International Airport, following a technical hitch. The aircraft, a Boeng 747-400 carrying 241 passengers, was en route to the United States of America. Briefing journalists on the incident, officials at the airport said whilst taxing, signal from the …

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Court to sentence woman for non-payment of hotel bills

A circuit court ‘A’ in Tema, on Monday convicted a 48-year-old unemployed woman, who lodged at Janus hotel at Tema Community 18 with her family for four months and bolted without settling their GH¢2,600 bill. Benedicta Sowah was convicted on her own plea of guilty to the charge of defrauding …

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Finance Minister inaugurates revenue agencies board

The Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, on Monday inaugurated an 11-member board for the Revenue Agencies and charged them to come out with strategies to step up revenue generation during the fiscal year. A press release issued by Ms Cecelia Akwetey, Head of the Public Relations Unit of the ministry, …

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Local communities urged to participate in Assembly budgeting

Mr Moisob Clemen Dubik, the District Budget Analyst of the Talensi Nabdam District in the Upper East Region has urged people at the grassroots level to actively participate in the drawing up of the annual budget of the District Assemblies, since it was meant to address issues affecting them at …

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Scientist warns against global rush into biofuel cultivation

A US scientist, Thomas R. Sinclair has warned countries that are rushing into cultivating biofuels in their efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to take into consideration the multiple limits to plant production on earth. In an article titled “Taking Measure of Biofuel Limits” published in the “American Scientist,” …

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Another global bioenergy conference comes to Ghana

Ghana’s position as a focus point for discussions on issues regarding alternative energy sources has been further strengthened by the fact that another major global conference on bioenergy will be held in Ghana. Conference organizers, Green Power Conferences in partnership with Partners for Euro-African Green Energy (PANGEA) with the support …

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