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#CitiBizFestival: Innovation Summit in pictures

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The Innovation Summit, which is the highlight event of the Citi Business Festival is underway at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng is the Special Guest at this year’s event. The Innovation Summit is a conversation on how to create value for the business community through innovation. It features ...

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LeapFrog acquires minority stake in Enterprise Group

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Black Star Holding Limited (BSHL), a wholly owned subsidiary of LeapFrog Strategic African Investment (LSAI), has acquired the minority shareholder in three subsidiaries of Enterprise Group. The three subsidiaries are Enterprise Life, Enterprise Insurance and Enterprise Trustees. BSHL takes over the ownership which hitherto belonged to Sanlam Emerging Market Proprietary Limited of South Africa (Sanlam). Per the new arrangement, LeapFrog Investments ...

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Article: Is Monetary Policy a panacea for Ghana’s economic challenges?

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It is worth remembering that when the Central Bank of Ghana (BOG) is making economic decision such as setting policy rate, there would be lots of other events and policy decisions being made in other economic jurisdictions. Not far-off mention, include changes in fiscal policy by foreign governments, changes in world oil prices or the erratic pendulum of exchange rate ...

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Mergers & Acquisitions: potential haven for tax evasion – Analyst

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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been impressed upon to re-examine the various mergers and acquisitions that have been completed in the country to reconcile potential revenue losses due to tax evasion. This is the suggestion from Tax Analyst, Mr. Abdallah Ali Nakyea. According to him, such commercial activities have been cited as a major contributor to huge illegal financial ...

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Strict tax laws to avert revenue loss over illicit financial flow

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Tax Analyst, Abdallah Ali Nakyea is pushing for a critical review of Ghana’s tax regime to reduce the massive economic losses due to illicit financial flows. He argues that though the canker is depriving the country of huge revenue, a stricter implementation of the existing laws should prevent any further losses. The Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report on impact of ...

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adb shareholders limit govt power to solely appoint Board of Directors

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Shareholders of adb Bank have voted to limit the powers of the Bank of Ghana and the government in appointing all the directors to the board of the bank. Per the new regulation shareholders with more than 10 percent stake will be allowed to appoint a member unto the board while government appoints three directors. The decision was taken at ...

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  afb Ghana corporate bond receives ratings upgrade

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Financial services firm, AFB Ghana, has had the ratings on its corporate bond upgraded for the first time since the bonds were listed on the Ghana Alternative Market (GAX) of the GSE two years ago. Global Credit Ratings (GCR), the agency responsible for the ratings, announced recently that it had upgraded the final, public long term credit rating accorded to ...

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#CitiBizFestival: All set for The Innovation Summit tomorrow

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One of the highlight events of the Citi Business Festival—The Innovation Summit comes off tomorrow at the Labadi Beach Hotel  at 6:30pm. The Innovation Summit is a conversation on how to create value for the business community through innovation. It will feature a panel of industry practices, discussing how to generate business successes through innovation. The theme for the 2017 ...

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#CitiBizFestival: The Innovation Summit comes off on June 24

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One of the highlight events of the Citi Business Festival—The Innovation Summit will come off at Labadi Beach Hotel on Saturday June 24, at 6:30pm. The Innovation Summit is a conversation on how to create value for the business community through innovation. It will feature a panel of industry practices, discussing how to generate business successes through innovation. The theme ...

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Article: Financial Markets; Capital vs. Money Markets

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A financial market is a market that brings buyers and sellers together to trade in financial assets such as stocks, bonds, commodities, derivatives and currencies. The purpose of a financial market is to set prices for global trade, raise capital, and transfer liquidity and risk. Although there are many components to a financial market, two of the most commonly used are money markets and capital markets. Money markets are used for a short-term basis, usually for assets up ...

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