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What you must know about Ghana’s Interim EPA

Ghana and European Union trade has been guided by a non-reciprocal trade regime offering tariff preferences for Ghanaian products entering the EU market under the Lome Convention from 1975 to 2000 and of late the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) from 2000. However, the preferential trade system enshrined in the CPA operated  under a waiver from GATT Act 1 …

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Using cotton to alleviate poverty in Northern Ghana

Cotton is a major cash crop cultivated in most parts of the globe including Ghana. It is a soft, stable fibre shrub native to tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world including the Americas, India and Africa. The cultivation of cotton started seven thousand years ago, in the Indus Valley, …

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Can Ghanaians hope in country's oil?

At Agbogbloshie market in Accra, Ghana’s capital, Rose Kamina struggles to sell T-shirts in the stifling heat. “Business is small-small,” says the 22-year-old wearily. “This year we could only afford fowl for Christmas.” Then, unexpectedly, her face brightens a little. “But maybe next year we will buy a goat.” As …

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The seven most overrated businesses

With roughly 6.7 million jobs lost since the start of the recession, it’s tempting – and often a great idea – to launch your own business. That way, of course, you can take matters into your own hands. No more rolling your eyes at the boss; it’s your show. But …

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Ghana spends over GH¢65m on school feeding programme

Ghana has spent a total of GH¢65.7 million on the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) since its inception about four years ago. The GSFP is part of the country’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) geared to promote increase in domestic food production, reduce hunger, improve school enrolment and ensure school attendance …

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Mobile phone masts are dangerous!

The skyline of Accra and other major cities in Ghana is dominated by telecommunication masts of various sizes and colours. Some have red warning lights while a few others flash daylight beams at night.       The truth about these masts is that those living near them are killing themselves softly, …

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Another major Jatropha project suffers setback

Another Jatropha biofuel project initiated by D1 Oils Plc has suffered a jolt as a major investor pulls out. Reports reaching ghanabusinessnews.com from the US say, Europe’s second largest oil company BP Plc intends to exit its Jatropha biofuel project with D1 Oils Plc. BP, according to the reports is …

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So long brother: Obama’s visit in perspective

When the sun went down Saturday July 11, 2009, it was the historic day that Barrack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America left Ghana after a two day visit that lasted less than 24 hours. It was a highly symbolic visit that brought the focus of …

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Valuation of ordinary stocks on Ghanaian markets

Valuation of ordinary stocks is perhaps the single most important area of investment analysis that is common on the Stock Exchanges of less developed markets. Generally, analysts apply the so-called Gordon’s growth model as one of the discounted cash flow methods on such exchanges. This is a natural consequence of …

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