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Cryptocurrency: Advocates push for swift laws by BoG

Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor

Cryptocurrency analysts are urging the Bank of Ghana to expedite processes to formulate laws to regulate their business. They want the regulator to step in to avert a possible controversy between it and patrons of the product. The increasing interest in the use of cryptocurrency has been met with mixed reactions considering the complex nature of the system. Some have ...

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Reduce impact of fuel price hikes on us – GPTRU to gov’t


The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), wants government’s intervention to reduce the impact of fuel price hikes on its members. The Union has however said it does not plan to increase transport fares. The Union cannot increase fares in line with an agreement with the Ministry of Road and Transport. Checks by Citi News at some fuel pumps on ...

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Drivers lament over GH¢5 fuel prices


Some drivers have expressed their displeasure over the increase in fuel prices for the second pricing window in September. Checks by Citi Business News at some fuel pumps on Monday evening [September 17, 2018] showed that Shell had increased its prices. A litre of diesel and petrol are being sold at 5 cedis 18 pesewas and 5 cedis 14 pesewas ...

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Omnibank, Sahel Sahara to spend GH¢1.2m on merger

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It will cost about one million cedis to complete the merger between Omnibank and Sahel Sahara bank. This is the information available to Citi Business News from management of the two banks. The disclosure comes on the back of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two banks. The merger process involves the selection of a transaction advisor, ...

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Inside of KIA’s Terminal 3 (Video)

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From the 15th of September 2018, all international airlines have been using the Terminal three of the Kotoka International Airport. It follows the successful completion of live flights over the past week. Aviation authorities believe the move should reduce pressure on the current Terminal two and improve Ghana’s position in the aviation space within the sub-region. Click the video below ...

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Adoboli gets last-minute reprieve from deportation


Kweku Adoboli, the banker convicted of the UK’s biggest fraud, has been given a last-minute reprieve from deportation as a judge awarded a judicial review of his case. Adoboli, 38, was found guilty in 2012 of fraud that lost his employer UBS$2.3bn (£1.8bn), and he was due to be deported to Ghana on Tuesday. He was facing deportation because he had ...

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Omnibank, Sahel Sahara advance with merger process

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Omnibank and Sahel Sahara bank are hopeful meeting of meeting the new minimum capital requirement by December 2018. The two banks which are in a process to merge say their hopeful that the stronger bank to be created will support the country’s financial sector. Following the Bank of Ghana’s no objection to the merger on August 14, 2018; the two ...

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KIA’s Terminal 3 to boost customs revenue

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Customs revenue from the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is bound to see a major boost as the Terminal three begins operations. Officials of the GRA are hopeful that the potential increase in fleet should translate into increased revenue for the Authority. The Terminal three will accommodate all international flights to and from Ghana. The facility is also part of the ...

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MTN launches 8th edition of i-Fest


MTN Ghana, the leading telecommunications service provider in Voice and Data and Mobile Money services is celebrating its annual Internet Festival dubbed i-Fest. The month-long festival which is in its eighth year, is to create awareness about the internet and the immense benefits of a brighter connected world. This year’s MTN i-Fest is being celebrated under the theme “making video ...

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Banks collapse: Financial stability strategy rolls out in 2019

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The Ministry of Finance is hopeful of finalizing processes for the implementation of the Financial Inclusion Strategy by the end of 2018 ahead of full take off in 2019. The strategy will address issues of soundness and stability in the financial market. It will also be involved with the deployment of financial infrastructure, strengthen financial protection and improve upon financial ...

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