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Would Obama’s visit to Ghana bring more American investors?

President Barack Obama left Ghana Saturday night July 11, 2009, but the ripples of his visit still reverberate throughout the country and indeed the entire world. But one question that lingers on our minds at ghanabusinessnews.com is: would the historic visit serve as an encouragement to American investors to come …

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Where is Twitter’s place in social network media?

If there’s one group of executives at this week’s Sun Valley media and technology conference who ought to be in good spirits, it’s the handful steering the fleet of Internet social networks. The buttresses of old media institutions, from print to television, are under stress from the advertising downturn, but …

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What Obama said in Ghana – Full text

Good afternoon. It is an honor for me to be in Accra, and to speak to the representatives of the people of Ghana. I am deeply grateful for the welcome that I’ve received, as are Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama. Ghana’s history is rich, the ties between our two countries …

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We congratulate winners of the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards

Today July 2, 2009 excellence in business journalism on Africa will be recognized and awarded at a remarkable ceremony in London at the Park Lane Hotel. We at ghanabusinessnews.com would like to congratulate the eventual winners for the good job done in highlighting business trends on the continent.  Most often …

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What caused the Ghana Cedi to fall?

Not so long ago, the Ghana cedi was considered safe to hold as a store of value – and therefore a good instrument for investment. It was even nicknamed ‘Kufuor dollar’, reflecting its almost consistent one-to-one parity with the US dollar. But since the beginning of the year, that high …

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Another roadmap to sustainable cocoa production

There is no doubt that cocoa is currently blazing a trail. Now regarded as one of the market’s best performing commodities, it has defied the current global meltdown that is sending shivers down the spines of economic policy makers. The price of the commodity that is also known as the …

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Letter to Jomo: Mrs. Hesse’s bonanza

A bogey everyone engaged in literary creativity dreads more than a highly infectious disease, is the so-called “writers’ block.” This is a distressing condition in which the writer suddenly and inexplicably becomes incapable of the inspiration and the creative energy needed to form words out of thoughts with the style …

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Journalism not for lazy people – Adebisi

Alhaji Moshood Adebisi’s name might not ring a bell among many journalists in the country. But the former Chief Press Secretary to Chief Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the former governor of Lagos State has, without a doubt, paid his dues in the media profession. The graduate of the Ghana Institute …

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What President Obama said at his inauguration

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this …

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What’s the truth about Ghana’s economy?

Recent comments, by functionaries of the new government as well as other notable institutions, such as the World Bank, paint a rather poor picture about the state of Ghana’s economy that it is worse than hitherto thought. The World Bank suggests that there is a looming economic crisis. The Bank …

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