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Over 11,000 people benefit from NBSSI in Ashanti region

The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has said over 11,000 micro and small scale businesses and individuals have benefitted from skill training workshops, business management trainings, market linkages, business advisory services as well as the Kaizen Project in the Ashanti Region. According to the NBSSI, these achievements were …

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Policy rate seen falling below 20% next year

The central bank’s policy rate could fall below 20 percent in the coming year, the first time since 2014, a forecast by RMB Global Markets Research, a South Africa-based research firm has said. The forecast would come as good news to businesses that have consistently battled costly credit which has …

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Ghana, EU make strides to improve forest governance

Ghana and the European Union on Tuesday met to review achievements chalked under the Ghana-EU FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA). The agreement aims to improve forest governance and verify the legality of Ghana’s timber trade. The Ghana-EU VPA Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism (JMRM) oversees the implementation of the Agreement …

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Smarter farming could cut hunger in Africa

Southern African farmers facing hunger as a result of worsening drought know a lot about climate change, but lack the resources to put solutions that work into place, agriculture and development researchers say.  That is in part because government agricultural extension services, which offer training and advice to farmers, have …

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Oil prices jump on new output deal

Oil prices have surged after oil producing countries that are not Opec members agreed to cut output. Brent crude jumped to $57.89 a barrel – the highest since July 2015 – before falling back to $56.79, although that was still a gain of 4.5% on the day. On Saturday, non-Opec …

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