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China, ASEAN begin free trade deals

A new free trade area comes into effect on Friday, incorporating China and the six founding members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean). These countries include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. They plan to eliminate tariffs on 90% of imported goods. This will reduce the …

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Experts show how to keep your new year resolutions

About half of all American adults (48%, according to a Marist poll taken in December) say they are at least somewhat likely to make a New Year’s resolution this year. Their top vows: to lose weight (19%), quit smoking (12%) and exercise more (10%). Sound familiar? The Marist poll also …

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Walt Disney buys Marvel for $4.24m

The Walt Disney Co. completed its $4.24 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment Inc. on Thursday, bringing Spider-Man, Iron Man and 5,000 other characters under the same roof as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Marvel shareholders approved the acquisition earlier Thursday as expected. Marvel Chief Executive Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter, who owned …

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Nigerian oil company Oando selected to develop Ghana’s natural gas project

A Nigerian oil and gas company, Oando Plc has been selected to partner with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to develop the country’s natural gas infrastructure. The project, worth about $1 billion would be developed at the Jubilee fields, the largest oil field to be discovered in West Africa …

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Ghana’s Jatropha conundrum- Begging for more answers

Ghana is already making history as it leads in Africa’s Jatropha investment story Indeed, Ghana is a remarkable country for making history in Africa south of the Sahara. The country often stands out for the best and worst in both what is imaginable and unimaginable. The country is the first …

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Update: Any lessons for Ghana in India’s jatropha failure?

Would a jatropha crisis hit the world just as the current global economic crisis hit most nations unprepared? Some analysts are arguing that, the level of the impact of the crisis is so because early warning signals were ignored, and lessons in economic failures of the past were never learned. …

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Land management in Ghana: Some knotty issues

The issue of land management, ownership and security have assumed prominent spots in Ghana today. Conflicts arising from land titles, have led to the emergency of phenomena that were hitherto, unknown in this country. Phenomena such as; land guards and armed conflicts leading to gruesome murders, the razing down of …

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US company to build another power plant for Ghana?

A Texas-based US company, HPI, LLC is claiming it has been awarded a contract by the Ghana government to design and build a 145 MW power plant in Ghana for the Volta River Authority (VRA), in a press release obtained by ghanabusinessnews.com Tuesday  April 14, 2009. Intense investigations by ghanabusinessnews.com, …

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