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Local commodity price experience general drop in prices – ESOKO

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Local commodity price index collated by commodity prices analysis platform, ESOKO Ghana indicated that at the end of trading in the month of August,...
SUGAR

Tanzania imports 25,000 tonnes of sugar to offset shortage

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Tanzania has imported 25,000 tonnes of sugar to offset an acute shortage of the commodity being experienced throughout the country, a cabinet minister told...
Forestry advocacy

Stakeholders look at ways to curb product driven deforestation

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The Tropical Forest Alliance in collaboration with Proforest and the Government of Ghana have begun a four -day meeting to find measures to reduce...
Banks

Housing, commodity exposures drive review of New Zealand bank capital

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Commercial banks in New Zealand might face new capital requirements after a review outlined by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) on Tuesday. ...

Dr. Manteaw Calls for The Creation of Commodity Development Fund

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Dr. Steve Manteaw, the Campaign Coordinator for Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) has proposed for more effective laws and regulations to manage our natural...

World Bank Says Industrial Commodity Prices Will Swell Up in 2017

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The World Bank has forecasted strong gains for industrial commodities like energy and metals in 2017; holding crude oil price forecast for the year...
World Bank

World Bank Project Rise In Crude Oil Price

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The Bank’s January 2017 Commodity Markets Outlook, said forecast for crude oil is a 29 percent jump from 2016. The energy price forecast assumes...

Zambia misses chance to maximize earnings after maize export ban

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Zambia has banned the export of maize to neighboring countries to avoid undermining local food security following a shortage of the commodity in the...
People draw water

Consumers in Lusaka told to brace for more water rationing

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The Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) said it will intensify the rationing of water in the city in view of the reduced...

Ghana Chamber of Pharmacy campaigns for tax removal

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They said the removal of the taxes would not only improve the timely supply of most required medicines but also lesson the bill burden...
sugar

Tanzanian government distributes 20,000 tonnes of sugar to offset shortage

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"The government is working hard to end sugar shortage currently facing the country," he told Muslim leaders at his Oysterbay residence in the east...

Anglogold Ashanti and 39 other top miners incur loss of $27 bn in 2015

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Advisory firm PwC pointed out in its yearly mine report, titled ‘Mine 2016: Slower, lower, weaker . . . but not defeated’ and released...
Maize roughage

Zambia Consents to the export of 22,000 tons of Maize roughage

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Minister of Agriculture Given Lubinda said the government has allowed members of the Millers Association of Zambia to export the commodity there were holding...
Maize farmer

Nigeria moves to boost maize production

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In a statement, the ministry said the government would collaborate with maize farmers in the country to draw a roadmap that would boost the...
water

Disparity noted in access to water in Burkina Faso’s rural, urban regions

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According to the same source, access to sanitation services stands at 32 percent in urban areas and 9 percent in rural areas. ...

Middle East stocks rises due to oil price recovery

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The Dubai Financial Market surged 5.017 percent to close at 2,754.99 points on heavy trading, representing the biggest day-gain in months . Last Friday,...
Ghana spent a total of $1.5 billion on the importation of rice, oil, wheat among others in 2013

Zambia to restrict importation of edible oils

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Last week, the government lifted a ban on the importation of edible oils as a measure to mitigate rising prices of cooking oil in...
gold

Gold prices expected to trend downwards

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He said average inflation was projected to decline to 0.3 per cent in 2015, down from 1.4 per cent in 2014, and thereafter rise...

Grain traders welcome fresh commodity exchange unit

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Trade, Industry and Cooperatives minister Amelia Kyambadde ?I?m glad that UNCE has been put place and will work hand-in-hand with the warehouse receipt system...

Commodity Exchange Market would be owned by farmers

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Chief Secretary Ambassador Ombeni Sefue The Chief Secretary, Ombeni Sefue revealed the set up of the Tanzania Mercantile Exchange Public Limited Company that has...

Ghana Commodity Exchange to be fully operational

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Farmers across the country may have to wait until next year before they could have a guaranteed price and ready market for their produce. This...

Government gets commodity exchange for the private sector

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Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin Government has for the first time established a commodity exchange with strong private sector participation to create market for agricultural commodities...
bags of rice

Small Scale Rice Dealers Protest, We Pay Tax

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The Small Scale Rice Dealers Association of Ghana (SSRIDA), on Tuesday described as ?shocking?, a news report that its members are engaged in tax...

Ugandan general inflation in the construction sector decreased by 3.3%

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Data from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicate that general inflation in the construction sector decreased by 3.3% last year due to a...
Jos? Graziano da Silva

Governments to review international agricultural commodity markets

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Governments ought to review the way international agricultural commodity markets are governed, FAO Director-General Jos? Graziano da Silva told ministers from around the world...

According To Veep Ghana Lost US$1.3bn In Export Revenue

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Ghana lost US$1.3billion in potential export revenue last year due to price declines of gold and cocoa, the country?s biggest foreign exchange earners apart from oil, said Vice PresidentKwesi Amissah-Arthur on...

Most food commodities at Osu night market continued to maintain the old prices

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A market survey conducted by the Ghana News Agency in various parts of Accra on Friday showed that prices of most commodities remained unchanged...

For seven weeks now commodity prices have declined

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Prices of monitored commodities tracked for the computation of the Esoko GNA Commodity Index (EGCI) have declined in the past seven weeks in both...

Survey on Commodity prices mixed at close of week

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Prices of commodities in the major marketing centres across the country closed mixed on Friday, the ESOKO-GNA weekly survey has shown. The survey showed that...