Home Tags Economy

Tag: economy

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana becoming most digitized economy in Africa – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the investments the Akufo-Addo government has made in its digitization efforts have put Ghana on the path...
Ghana economy

Ghana CARES programme launched to revitalise the economy

The Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, on Wednesday officially launched the Coronavirus Alleviation and Revitalisation of Enterprises Support (Ghana CARES) to revitalise businesses and...

Small-scale farmers need support to transform economy-MCE

Mr Aminu Mohammed Zakari, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ayawaso North has called for the support of small-scale farmers to become commercially viable to...

Philippine economy shrinks for third straight quarter amid Covid

The Philippine economy contracted for the third straight quarter this year, the first time in 35 years, the government said Tuesday. Gross domestic product (GDP)...
Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang John Mahama

NDC: Seeks comeback to restore economy

The huge number of infrastructure developments, the solid economic foundation laid out for the future, with enhanced social activities through prudent governance system under...

COVID-19, economy, racial inequality among top issues in U.S. presidential election

The economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice have emerged as top issues for U.S. voters in the 2020 presidential election. Voters ranked the pandemic...

Somali PM vows to intensify fight against corruption, boost economy

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said his government will step up its efforts to combat corruption and misuse of state resources. Roble, who toured...
Protesters Nigeria

Ongoing mass protests in Nigeria portend danger to economy – union organization

The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria that have forced businesses to close down are a danger to the nation's already poor economy,...
China International Import Expo

Import expo shows trust in China’s economy – expert

The upcoming third annual China International Import Expo (CIIE) is a demonstration of the confidence countries and enterprises have in the vitality of the...
Joao Lourenco

Angolan president vows to revive economy

Angolan President Joao Lourenco delivered on Thursday a message on the State of the Nation, in which he highlighted his governance policies and new...

Kenya’s small businesses look forward to full reopening of economy

Before the outbreak of COVID-19 in Kenya in March, John Kimani, who runs a maize milling business south of Nairobi, Kenya's capital, would open...

Namibia’s economy contracts by 11.1 percent in second quarter

Namibia's domestic economy contracted by 11.1 percent in the second quarter this year compared to a decline of 3.6 percent recorded in the...

Economy, good governance to decide 2020 elections — Survey

The performance of the Ghanaian economy, job creation and voters’ perception about, which of the two main leading political parties offers good governance will...

Kenya banking on circular economy to hasten post pandemic recovery

Kenya will scale up support for youth- and women-led plastic recycling projects in mushrooming urban centers in order to restore livelihoods ravaged by the...
Professor Samuel Kobina Annim

Ghana’s economy contracts 3.2 per cent in Q2 2020 due to coronavirus

Ghana’s year-on-year economic growth rate contracted 3.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to 5.7 per cent for the same period...
world economy

Argentina bets on domestic spending to revive economy

Domestic consumption will be one of the main pillars of economic recovery in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Argentine President Alberto...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Uruguay’s economy shows signs of recovery, says finance chief

Uruguay's economy is showing signs of recovery in the third quarter of 2020 following the economic crisis caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...

UK economy continues recovery in July but remains below pre-pandemic levels

Britain's gross domestic product (GDP) recorded the third consecutive monthly rise in July 2020 but remained far below the pre-pandemic levels, the Office for...
HARARE, March 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses the launching ceremony for the country's preparedness and response plan against COVID-19, in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 19, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday thanked China and other countries for the support they have rendered to Zimbabwe as it steps up its preparedness to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Shaun Jusa/Xinhua)

Pushcarts offer lifeline to unemployed Zimbabweans amid sluggish economy

By Tafara Mugwara Despite early summer scorching temperatures, 23-year-old Given Mandinyenya pushes a cart full of pipes and metal...
Un Plastic Pollution

Kenyan investors underline urgency of plastic ban, circular economy growth

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) on Wednesday voiced opposition to attempts to push for reintroduction of single-use plastics and underscored necessity of...
A flag-raising ceremony is held by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

World CFOs more upbeat on China’s economy than that of U.S. – survey

The world's leading chief financial officers struck a more positive tone for China's economic outlook than that for the United States, the first time...

Kenya to promote digital economy to boost employment rates

Kenya plans to promote the digital economy in order to boost employment opportunities in the country, a government official said on Monday. ...

Sweden proposes historic budget for 2021 to restart pandemic-stricken economy

The Swedish government proposed on Thursday a historic budget that worth over 100 billion SEK (about 11.5 billion U.S. dollars) for 2021 to boost...
Ex Mrs United Nations Tourism

Reopening of economy to boost tourism – South African government

With South Africa's economic growth expected to shrink by more than 8 percent in 2020, the Cabinet on Thursday said the further reopening of...
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 2: Recycled plastic bottles are seen at the San Francisco Recycling Center March 2, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Bottled water is the single largest growth area among all beverages, more than doubling over the last decade. Only about 12 percent of plastic bottles, mostly water, were recycled in 2003, according to industry consultant R.W. Beck, Inc. Since most bottled water is consumed away from home where recycling isn't an option, an estimated 40 million bottles a day go into the trash or become litter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kenya urged to invest in circular economy

Kenya should earmark adequate resources to support waste recycling in the cities and boost post-COVID-19 recovery through job creation for women and youths,...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe targets to boost agriculture economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday launched a new agriculture and food systems transformation strategy which seeks to achieve an 8.2-billion-U.S. dollar agriculture industry...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with First Lady Margaret at Swearing In on November 28, 2017

Kenyan president says economy grows 4.6 percent in first half despite COVID-19

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday the economy has grown by 4.6 percent in the first half of this year compared to 5.5...
WASHINGTON D.C., April 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on April 22, 2020 shows the White House in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has signed an executive order, limiting immigration to the United States for 60 days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. economy could degrade to “no growth at all” without COVID-19 relief bill: economists

The U.S. economy could degrade to "no growth at all" if Congress fails to pass the next COVID-19 relief bill, two renowned American economists...
Mp For Anyinam Constituency Abena Osei Asare

NPP has shown tenacity to manage the economy – Abena Osei-Asare

Mrs Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister of Finance has stated that government's prudent management of Ghana's economy in the midst of global crisis has shown...
Person voting

Pandemic response, economy among U.S. voters’ top concerns as Democratic National Convention underway

Halfway through the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC), U.S. voters are keenly watching who will come out of this year's presidential election to lead...