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Africa loses billions of dollars in potential trade earnings

 

Accra, Feb. 15, GNA –  A World Bank report says African countries are losing billions of dollars in potential trade earnings annually  because of high trade barriers with neighboring countries.

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Inflation rate ticks up to 8.7 per cent in January

 

Accra, Feb. 15, GNA – The rate of inflation ticks up in January to 8.7 percent from 8.58 percent in December with inflation in transport and goods and services leading the change.

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The Minority rejects document on 3.0 billion dollar Chinese Loan

 

Accra , Feb 14, GNA – The Minority in Parliament, on Tuesday objected to a presentation of a paper on addendum to a master facility agreement between the Government of Ghana and the China Development Bank for 3.0 billion dollar loan to finance Infrastructure Development Projects under the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda.

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South African Airline receives four-star status for 2012

 

Accra, Feb. 14, GNA – South African Airline (SAA) has officially received Four-Star Airline ranking for 2012 by SKYTRAX, an independent, global airline rating organisation.

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NCA fixes new interconnection rate for 2012 to 2014

 

Accra, Feb. 14, GNA – The National Communications Authority (NCA) has set a new Interconnect termination rate regime for Telecommunications Operators, for 2012 to 2014 operational year.

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Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission revokes licences of 19 courier companies

 

Accra, Feb. 13, GNA – The Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission on Monday announced to the general public and users of courier services in particular that it had revoked the licences of 19 courier companies with effect from January 1, 2012.

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Let us fight the swollen shoot bug – COCOBOD

 

Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Boamang (Ash), Feb 13, GNA – Cocoa farmers should take public education on the spread and control of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CSSVD) seriously to increase their yields, Mr Eric Adjei, National Technical Manager, CSSVD Control Unit ,Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), has said.

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47 self employed in Jomoro receive kits under LESDEP

 

Half Assini (W/R) Feb. 12, GNA – The first batch of 47 apprentices who were exposed to the top-up training under the Local Enterprises and Skill Development Programme (LESDEP) in Jomoro District, at the weekend graduated and received items to start their businesses.

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Political and economic stability will grow businesses in Ghana-Moukarzel

 

Accra, Feb. 12, GNA- Mr Nabil Moukarzel, Executive Chairman of the Finatrade Group of Companies has called on government to institute measures that would continue to create a congenial environment for the development and growth of business in Ghana.

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5000 youth to be trained in Leather works

 

Bolgatanga, Feb. 11, GNA- Five thousand youths are to be trained in Leather works in the Leather Works Project under the Trades and Vacation Modules of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).