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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President Assures Public Over New and Lower Import Duties Soon

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured that a new and lower import regime which will bring down the high duties prevailing at Ghana’s...
Ghanaians

January 2019 consumer inflation slides down to 9.0 percent in Ghana on lower price...

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Annual headline Consumer inflation slumped 0.4 percentage points to 9.0 percent in January compared with the 9.4 percent recorded in December, according to data...
soybean

CBOT Agricultural Investments Drop in Trading

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Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures traded lower on Monday morning, with soybeans slipping double digits as Brazil has sped up harvest. The Brazilian...
debt

Kenya to lower fiscal deficit to ensure public debt sustainability

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Kenya plans to lower its fiscal deficit progressively to 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in the financial year 2021/22, down from 7.2...
A total of 440 imported Jeep Wrangler off-road vehicles by US automaker Chrysler with a combined value of 200 million yuan arrive at a dock in Guangzhou, a city in southern China, Dec. 5, 2017. (Photo by Cai Minjie from China News Service)

China Intends to Cut Tariffs on Imported Cars

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China will expand its market access by lowering tariffs on imported vehicles and some consumer goods, the Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan told a...
Court

Judges Begin To Wear Wigs During Court Sittings

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Judges in Lower and Superior Courts in Accra, on Thursday begun the wearing of their wigs and robes during sittings. An exclusive visit to the...

Lower non-oil sector growth and high lending rates to hamstring Ghana’s economy in 2017

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A leading think tank, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), expressed fears here on Thursday about Ghana’s ability to attain its growth rate targets...
stock market

S. African stocks close lower following recession announcement

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed lower on Wednesday, following news that South Africa entered into a recession. The all share was...
Ghana Cedi

Lower growth potentials to dampen Ghana’s 2017 revenue

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Ghana stood to miss out on its revenue targets for 2017 due to lower growth potentials in the economy, an economist projected on Tuesday. ...
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U.S. stocks open lower after nonfarm jobs report

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U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday, as investors mainly digested weaker-than-expected employment data. U.S. total nonfarm payroll employment edged up by 98,000,...

Rawlings Backs Lower Volta Basin Authority Proposal

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Traditional leaders and members of the inland fishing and aquaculture fraternity from the Lower Volta basin have proposed the establishment of an authority to...
Agriculture tractor plowing field

Chicago agricultural commodities settle lower

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Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures closed lower on Wednesday with plentiful global stocks and expectations of a robust harvest casting a bearish...

Snap Slips Leaving Wall Street Low

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Shares in Snap, the owner of Snapchat, slid 12% on Monday to close below the price at which they started trading just last week...
High-speed trading is where traders create complicated algorithms to buy and sell stocks in milliseconds

Singapore stocks close 0.39 percent lower

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Singapore stocks finished lower on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 12.01 points, or 0.39 percent, to close at 3,096.61. ...

Australian market slightly lower after mixed day of trading

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The Australian market finished lower on Tuesday, despite larger than average volumes and a big boost to the energy sector. At the close of trade,...
Agriculture

Chicago agricultural commodities settle lower

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Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures close lower Tuesday with soybean futures falling to a six-day low, pressured by the rapidly advancing harvest...
SA stocks

South African stocks close lower Tuesday

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The Johannesburg Stock exchange (JSE) followed international markets and closed weaker on Tuesday, with all constituent indices lower as precious metals prices fell. ...

NDC Group Wants Constituency Executives Punished

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A group calling itself the Concerned NDC branch executives in the Lower Manya Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, are demanding the immediate suspension of...
Asian Stocks

Singapore stocks close 0.07 percent lower

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Singapore stocks finished lower on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 2.14 points, or 0.07 percent, to close at 3,041.94. ...
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Singapore stocks close 0.76 percent lower

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Singapore stocks finished lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 23.41 points, or 0.76 percent, to close at 3,044.08. ...
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Bulgaria ranks lower in corruption index: report

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Bulgaria scored 41 points out of 100 in the Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 and slipped to 75th place in this global ranking,...
Wpid Stock Market

Singapore stocks close 0.07 percent lower

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Singapore stocks finished lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 2.01 points, or 0.07 percent, to close at 3,039.94. ...
Petrol prices were the main driver for inflation falling in February, explains Richard Campbell from the ONS

Australian Inflation lower than expected

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics have released the fourth quarter results of the country's inflation rate Wednesday, with the subdued percentage lower than expected...
dollar

Dollar changes hands in lower 117 yen zone in early Tokyo trading

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The U.S. dollar changed hands in the lower 117 yen zone early Monday in Tokyo. At 9 a.m., the dollar was quoted...

Cambodia stocks close 0.41 percent lower

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Cambodia's stocks finished lower on Friday, with the Cambodia Securities Exchange Index down 1.28 points, or 0.41 percent, to close at 313.38. ...
OPEC

OPEC Conflicts Pushes Oil Prices Down

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Crude-oil futures fell Tuesday in Asia due to growing doubts that the world’s biggest oil producers would reach a deal to cut global output....
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Bangladesh stocks close lower

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Bangladesh's DSE (Dhaka Stock Exchange) Broad Index closed Sunday at 4,786 points, down 4.76 points from Thursday's finish. Among a total of...

U.S. stocks turn lower amid Fed officials’ remarks

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At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 45.16 points, or 0.24 percent, to 18,858.66. The S&P 500 lost 6.38 points, or 0.29 percent,...

Lower Court Judges Threatens Strike

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Lower court judges in Ghana are threatening to embark on a strike on November 21, 2016 if government fails to increase their salaries by...
Oil

As Oil Falls Drillers Adjust to Lower Prices

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Oil fell on Monday over signs that U.S. shale drillers have adapted to lower prices and on renewed indications of economic weakness in Asia....