Personal Finance 101: How to start budgeting


Why budgeting? that’s the thought that comes to mind whenever professionals are paid at the end of the month. Whenever the salary drops in the account, all kinds of expenses come to mind. Sometimes, you always think “after all next month’s salary go happen so why I for plan for the month. I am sure there have been cases where ...

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2018 Budget Highlights: Tax in Focus

2018 Budget

2018 Budget Highlights Commentary by PWC report state it in this way In a bid to consolidate the Ghanaian economy’s path to macroeconomic stability and to boost the productive sectors of the economy, the 2018 Budget Statement (“the Budget”) of Government of Ghana has the theme “from stabilisation to growth: putting Ghana back to work again”. This is anchored on ...

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Cocoa Prices on the International Market Tumble

Cocoa Prices

Prices of cocoa on the international market have begun to tumble due to investors expectations of an imminent increase in production from top growing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Côte d’Ivoire, which is the world’s largest producer, is projecting a production of about 1.9 million tonnes, while Ghana is hopeful of meeting its 850,000 tonnes target for the season, something ...

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73% of Ghanaians working in vulnerable conditions —Report

Vulnerable conditions in Ghana

A report published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has revealed that 73% of Ghanaian workers operate under vulnerable conditions. The report also points out that a majority of Ghanaian workers receive less than 2 dollars a day, and do not have any form of pension contributions. Out of the employed population of 11.21 million, 64.3 % who are self-employed ...

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Stock market updates (weekly outlook)


   Have knowledge about your stock market Index Performance is a stock index that adds the amount of all dividends payments, capital gains (rise in the value of a capital asset that gives it a higher worth than the purchase price. The gain is not realized until the asset is sold)  and other cash disbursements to the net stock price. When measuring ...

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MTN Is Said to Start $754 Million Ghana Unit IPO Next Week

mtn banking licence

MTN Group Ltd will start selling more than a third of its Ghanaian unit for $754 million next week in an initial public offering that will be 10 times larger than the West African nation’s previous biggest-ever share sale, according to a person familiar with the matter. The offer to raise 3.48 billion cedis of stock will start May 29 and close at ...

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Cashew Development to be established Soon – President


The Cashew Development Board will by the end of June 2018 be established to regulate the cashew industry, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced. The president said this when he interacted with some traditional rulers in Sunyani to round-off his three-day official visit to the Brong Ahafo Region. He was accompanied by some Ministers of State and Members of ...

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Directors from Capital & UT Bank Collapse would be punished – BOG

Capital bank

The Governor of the Central Bank has disclosed that staff of the Bank who were compromised in the supervision of the collapsed banks such as UT Bank and Capital Bank would face the music. Dr Ernest Addison said like other directors of the aforementioned banks, staff who played a role in the demise of the banks would not be spared. “Don’t be surprised if ...

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Mobile Money Interoperability (MMI), a New Prospect to Grab

Mobile Money

  MMI is a service which allows direct and uninterrupted transfer of funds from one mobile money account to another across networks. It has a larger scope of incorporating all financial institutions to make bill payments, merchant payments and other financial services such as interest-bearing savings account, credit, and insurance. It will also enable mobile money users to transfer funds ...

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Celebs in business:my new me is challenging but Rewarding- Regina Van-Helvert  

REGINA VAN Helvert a Ghanaian actress, Television and Radio personality who was the second runner up for Miss Malaika 2012, has said her new personality has been challenging but rewarding. According to her, after taken over the airwaves and screens it has been challenging especially getting sponsorship for events and programmes she is spearheading, she said “The challenges comes in ...

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