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Impact of African Continental Free Trade Area agreement on Africa’s energy sector

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The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) will constitute the world’s largest free trade area, consolidating an integrated market of 1.3 billion consumers...
agricultural productivity

Subsistence farming still dominates the agriculture sector

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Farmers who cultivate crops and forest tree production on two acres and below still dominate the agriculture sector, the Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA)...
Gross domestic product

New lockdown puts brakes on German recovery with marginal fourth quarter growth

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dpa/GNA - Germany's rebound from an unprecedented slump due to the coronavirus pandemic ground to a near halt in the final quarter of...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Philippine economy shrank 9.5 percent in 2020, worst since 1984

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dpa/GNA – The Philippine economy contracted by 9.5 per cent in 2020, the worst performance in three decades, mainly due to the impact...
Nzulezo

Beyin-Nzulezo Tourist Receptive Facility Commissioned

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The Ghana Tourism Authority as part of its product development, has commissioned the Beyin-Nzulezo Tourist Receptive Facility at Beyin in the Jomoro Municipality. The move,...
Singapore

Singapore economy shrinks by almost 6 percent in 2020

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dpa/GNA - Official estimates released on Monday by the Ministry of Trade and Industry show Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) contracting by a less-than-expected...
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AfCFTA kickstarts trading tomorrow January 1, 2021

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Trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would begin on January 1st 2021, with a market of 1.2 billion people and a...
Mr John Okyere

Less than two million Ghanaians pay tax

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About 1.5 million out of the six million eligible Ghanaian tax payers pay tax, allotting Ghana one of the lowest Tax to Gross Domestic...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Ghana’s economy contracts 1.1 per cent in third quarter 2020

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Ghana’s economy contracted by 1.1 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter (July to September) of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019...
Mr Samuel Sakyi Duodu

Effective collaboration needed for tax compliance – GRA

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Mr Samuel Sakyi Duodu, Kumasi Area Manager of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has stressed the need for effective collaboration between the private sector...
Covid

Malaysia sets daily virus cases record but death toll remains low

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Malaysia recorded 1,884 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, the Health Ministry announced, the most of any day since the virus emerged. Two...
Covid

Philippine economy shrinks for third straight quarter amid Covid

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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)...
Mr Alan Kyerematen

Ghana is ready for AfCFTA-Trade Minister

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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen, says Ghana is ready to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). He...
Tuna Fishing

Unavailability of anchovies affecting Tuna fishing – NAFAG

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The unavailability of adequate quantities of live anchovies as baits for fishing tuna is significantly affecting the operations of Pole and Line vessels, the...
Kenneth Kwamina Thompson

SMEs are the backbone of Ghanaian economy – Dalex

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Mr Kenneth K. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, on Monday asserted that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the...
GDP

Covid-19 causes largest-ever GDP fall for New Zealand

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New Zealand's gross domestic product (GDP) has suffered its largest fall on record as the economic impact of Covid-19 hit, the government's official...
Professor Samuel Kobina Annim

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

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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...
GDP

Italy’s GDP drops 12.8 percent in quarter

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Italy's gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by 12.8 percent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter, the National Institute...
John Dramani Mahama

Small-scale mining will be transformed under NDC-led government – Former President Mahama

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Former President and Flag-bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has hinted of plans by the party to introduce small-scale...
President Cuts Sod For E M Elmina Fishing Port

President cuts sod for €85 Million Elmina fishing port

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday begun his three-days working visit to the Central Region with a sod-cutting ceremony to commence the...

Political will is critical to address over fishing – Prof. Akpalu

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A Natural Resources Economist says Ghana will need more political will to address issues of over fishing and depleting of stock catches in the...
Chairman Of The Ghana Chamber Of Construction Industry Emmanuel Martey

Ghana needs to exploit well-planned infrastructure investment opportunities- Construction Chamber

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Ghana needs to take advantage of the opportunities that a well-planned infrastructure investment offers to develop a buoyant economy and to compete in the...
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Ghana FA appoints Randy Abbey, two others on Ad-hoc Committee

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA), has appointed Dr. Ransford Abbey and two others to put together a Strategic Business plan for the association on...
Mr Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah

Government urged to stop pair trawling in Ghanaian waters

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Friends of the Nation (FoN), a non-governmental organization(NGO), has called on the government to help stop illegal pair trawling by foreign vessels in Ghanaian...
Britain

Britain plunges into recession after record second-quarter fall

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The British economy is in recession after contracting a record 20.4 per cent in the second quarter as the coronavirus crisis took hold, the...
gold

Tanzania urges financial institutions to support artisanal mining

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The government of Tanzania on Sunday urged banks and other financial institutions in the east African nation to issue loans to artisanal miners to...
Africa Union Commission

Researchers call on heads of Africa to invest in research and innovation

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Researchers at a virtual meeting on Funding and Investing in Research and Innovation for Health in Africa, has called on continental leaders to invest...
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Government seeks parliament’s approval for GH¢11.8bn supplementary budget

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The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Thursday requested Parliament to approve more than GH¢11. 8 billion to support government’s expenditure for remaining months...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Namibia’s US$5.4 billion development expenditure positions country as a regional hub

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Namibia's development expenditure of 90 billion Namibian dollars (5.4 billion U.S. dollars) in 30 years has strategically positioned it as a southern Africa transport...
Entrepreneurship

Government urged to support informal sector

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Mr Kofi Oppong, the Manager of Cosby 1 Fashion College at Madina in Accra, has called on the Government to streamline existing policy measures...