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Revisiting Ghana’s financing requirements: The case of Diaspora bonds

Introduction The perennial budget deficit is a common financing challenge that Ghana faces as a result of the annual shortfalls in domestic revenue mobilization. Based on the recent mid-year budget review, the overall fiscal deficit stood at 6.3 per cent of GDP and projected at 11.4 per cent of GDP …

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COVID-19 in Africa: We are all in it together

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major crisis for Africa. To better understand the economic impact, we need to look at the three dimensions of this pandemic. First; is the impact of the disease itself on individuals, families, communities, nations and regions. The second is the economic and social impact of …

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Swiss Embassy celebrates National Day, Anniversary of diplomatic relations with Ghana

The Swiss Mission celebrates with the release of a short movie to highlight the solid partnership of the two states. 1st August is the National Day of Switzerland. Since 1891, Swiss citizens at home and abroad have celebrated the foundation of Switzerland on this date. Remembering the origins of Switzerland …

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Individual bond investments and bond mutual funds: Reality vs illusion

Introduction A bond is a typical fixed income security that offers a fixed or guaranteed rate of return to the investor over a specified period of time. Nevertheless, the risk and return characteristics of individual bond investments vis-a-vis bond mutual funds are not the same. Depending on the peculiar investment …

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Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s inaugural speech: Full text

The Ghana News Agency presents the full text of the inaugural speech of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the running- mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Former President John Dramani Mahama. “My Boss, His Excellency (HE) John Dramani Mahama, Leader of the NDC and soon to be reinstated as …

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How long will it take UPSA to conclude investigations of plagiarism by its lecturer?

It has been more than two months since a lecturer and head of department at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) was caught in a blatant act of plagiarism. UPSA authorities subsequently issued a press release dated May 6, 2020, stating they are doing a thorough investigation into the …

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George Floyd case: Young people marching for justice

Say his name: George Floyd! Say his name: George Floyd! The marchers’ chants echoed down Grand Rapids’ streets on Saturday afternoon, their rhythmic call and response amplifying the sound of their united voices. They had already walked past the kneeling, uniformed firefighters, some with fists upraised in support. Already passed …

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The scourge of plagiarism in Ghana

12 years ago when I started Ghana Business News after leaving what was then a ‘good job’ at Citi FM – a story which full detail I will give one day – one of the things I have to deal with has been plagiarism. So-called leading news organisations, TV, radio …

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