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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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Kalakpa: Ghana’s forgotten territory

It is so near but so very far. The Kalakpa Resource Reserve, largely within the Ho Municipal Area, is supposed to be excluded to human settlement but yet it is populated by hordes of people.      That is where the Volta Region Division of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) decided …

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Reviving local businesses to stem poverty in the Central Region

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Government of Ghana and its social partners have for the past six years been strategizing through a number of interventions to combat poverty in rural and peri-urban areas through its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) in some districts in the Central Region. Under this laudable …

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Poetry: The ancestors have much to teach us

We are often haunted by the unknowns If the ancestors inhabit the living or the dead. So we try to appease their souls as a way of life Keeping them in everyday activities and places To become part of the living community, For they do have much to say to …

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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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The Kofi Annan interview in This Day

In between sessions at the THISDAY Festival of Ideas, I got a short and interesting interview with Secretary- General Kofi Atta Annan, in his hotel room. Diplomacy at its best: Kofi Annan, who was for eight years the world’s number one diplomat, was warm, accommodating and very polished and graceful …

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Fifty tons of cocaine transported through West Africa yearly

West Africa is an unlikely center for the international cocaine trade. It is not a producer of the drug nor is it a consumer, as the vast majority of its people are very poor. Yet a startling 50 tons of cocaine is transported through West Africa each year, according to …

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