Business

Bank fraud up by 42% in just a year – BoG

Between 2016 and 2017, fraud cases in the banking sector increased by 41.66 per cent from 1,002 cases in 2016 to 1,418 cases in 2017, the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has disclosed. The total value reported for fraud or attempted fraud, according to the BoG amounted approximately to GH¢190.4 million. Of the total value, GH¢160.30 million, representing 84 per cent, ...

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Ghana-Chinese Bauxite Deal must be given a second Look

  The Second Edition of the Citi Business Forum with the theme “After China, What Next” saw the assembled of great Academicians, trade experts and government representatives to discuss in-depth, the prospects the future holds and all it entails for doing business with a Civilized and developed country like China. The Panel members for the event included; Dr Lloyd Amoah ...

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Finance Minister charges GRA to recover GH¢4.4bn from tax defaulters

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has asked the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to go all out to enforce tax laws to help recover GH¢4.4 billion from 427 corporate tax defaulters and other entities. He disclosed that companies in the Customs Division of the GRA owed GH¢4 billion while others in the Domestic Tax Revenue Department (DTRD) also had ...

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INFLATION RATES FOR AUG 2018: IMPLICATIONS FOR YOU AND ME

Inflation is generally the increase in the overall prices of goods and services within a region or area. When there is inflation purchasing power reduces. Purchasing power deals with the ability of the financial resources a person has to purchase a certain amount of goods or acquire certain services. Simply put, in times of inflation you cannot buy the same ...

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Wives have equal share in husbands’ properties even if they contribute nothing towards acquiring them – Lawyer

At a glance: All properties acquired by a husband technically belong to their wives too You cannot will a family land to your children even if you have properties on them because you only have “life interest” in them and not a “succession interest” – your interest ceases when you die When you develop a family property that is not shared among ...

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Total of $9.1b FDIs into Ghana generate 6,056 jobs in 2017 – Report

Ghana’s total foreign direct investments (FDIs) in 2017 generated 6,056 jobs across all sectors of the Ghanaian economy – this is contained in a detailed report on Ghana’s 2017 foreign direct investments emailed to ghanabusinessnews.com by the fDi Markets magazine, data service of the Financial Times. Ghana received $9.1 billion in foreign direct investments representing eight per cent share of ...

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African entrepreneurship central to the continent’s future prosperity

According to Old Mutual Limited CEO Peter Moyo, driving financial inclusion amongst entrepreneurs and small business owners in Africa will ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge to transform their businesses into productive and sustainable contributors to the continent’s economy. The key to this, he says, is developing a value-driven ecosystem for SMEs in Africa. “A value chain nurtured ...

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Euros, Pounds Are Also Struggling Against The Dollar – Bawumia’s Spokesperson

The Spokesperson for the Vice President, Dr. Gideon Boako, has said the assessment of the depreciating Cedi should be within the context of other currencies losing value to the dollar. Besides saying the “magnitude of depreciation is not huge”, Dr. Boako insisted that Ghanaians also take into consideration the depreciation of other major currencies. “You may think that because Ghana ...

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MTN’s presence boosts stock market’s capital to GH¢65bn

The total value of the Ghana Stock Exchange has reached 65 billion cedis. It follows the successful listing of MTN on the stock market, on Wednesday [September 5, 2018]. As a result, the telecom company has started trading its shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange. MTN concluded its IPO in July which allows the public to own a stake in ...

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I Was Chased Away By Bread Sellers In the Central Region – CEO of A1 bread

The Chief Executive Officer of A1 Bread, Godfried Obeng Boateng has revealed that he was chased away from the Central region by some local bread sellers. According to Mr. Obeng Boateng, members of the Cape Coast Bakers Association and their distributors were uncomfortable with his decision to introduce A1 in Cape Coast and decided to chase his distributors away. The ...

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