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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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Ghana’s growth rate for 2008 was 6.2%

Growth rate for the Ghanaian economy for the 2008 fiscal year has now been pegged at a modest 6.2%, as opposed to the September 2008 projection that pegged it at 6.7%. Available data through April and projections up to September 2008 had earlier indicated a provisional growth rate of 6.3% …

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Successful branding: Why Coca Cola is top brand in the world

Coca Cola has been the leading brand in the world for eight years running and probably would remain so for many years because the company continues to reinvent its brand. And Google, which is only ten years old has made it to the number 10 position in the world. The …

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Determination, tenacity and hard work make successful entrepreneurs – Leanna Archer

One of America’s teen business prodigies says the characteristics that make a successful entrepreneur are determination, tenacity, hard work and discipline. Adding, “running a business is not about what you like, it’s about what makes the customers happy,” she tells ghanabusinessnews.com in an exclusive interview via the internet. Leanna Archer …

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Economic Management versus Structural Change: What was Ghana’s story in the last eight years?

Arguably, the Ghanaian economy was more macroeconomically stable in the last eight years than the preceding one. To explain, annual inflation from 2001 to 2008 ranged between 32.9 percent (recorded in 2006) and 11.0 percent (recorded in 2001), representing an average of 17.99 percent compared to the period from 1993 …

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Cassava’s link to iodine deficiency requires further study

It has been called King Cassava, but with roots that resemble long hairy potatoes, naturally-occurring toxins that can sicken unwitting consumers, and a reputation for under-appreciation, cassava is perhaps best described as the frog prince of agricultural development. What this hardy crop lacks in glamour, it makes up for in …

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Length of your finger can determine financial success – Study

The length of a man’s ring finger may predict his success as a financial trader. Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England report that men with longer ring fingers, compared to their index fingers, tended to be more successful in the frantic high-frequency trading in the London financial district. …

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Bad economy, fewer divorces

The potentially huge cost of splitting up is causing a growing number of couples to tough out bad marriages, even if they have to live in separate bedrooms. The recession and economic turmoil is creating a new class of casualties: married couples who can’t afford to get divorced. In these …

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Ghanaian Dean of business school touches American children

The Junior Achievement materials he toted in are orderly and concise, but Mr. Kojo is taking a really long time to read his story. It’s a simple tale about Megan’s search for a birthday present for her friend’s sleepover party. But Mr. Kojo keeps straying. He tells about the time …

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Heat may bring about world food crisis

Half the world’s population could face a climate-induced food crisis by 2100, a new report by US scientists warns. Rapid warming is likely to reduce crop yields in the tropics and subtropics, according to Prof David Battisti of the University of Washington, Seattle. The most extreme summers of the last …

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