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Ghana confident in its democratic credentials

June 19, 2012

Ghana has been a bastion of stability in a volatile west Africa for the past 20 years. It will have a chance to reassert its credentials in elections later this year and most analysts think it will succeed, despite political rhetoric becoming more heated in recent months.

Ghana's banks are keen to make the most of the country's economic performance

Takeovers loom as Ghanaian banks reach inflection point

June 30, 2011

Ghana’s banks have benefited from a booming economy over the past 18 months, but they may have to start adapting to lower interest rates by expanding their capital markets services and offering more sophisticated products – or risk being bought out in a wave of consolidation.


Ghana vows to avoid oil curse

June 30, 2011

The discovery of oil has turned Ghana into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Ghana knows it has plenty to do to ensure the commodity remains a blessing but the early signs are good.

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Ghana's finance minister focuses on maintaining momentum

June 30, 2011

Ghana’s finance minister, Kwabena Duffuor, is focusing on maintaining the economy’s momentum. He is also at the forefront of efforts to ensure the country’s recently discovered oil riches are not squandered.

Ghana's cocoa industry

Ghana keen to diversify while the going's good

June 30, 2011

Ghana is making plenty of effort to diversify its economy. But cocoa, gold and oil will have the biggest impact on the economy in the coming years, so for now the country is reaping the benefits of high global prices for these commodities.

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Ghana's finance minister plans to spend oil wealth wisely

May 4, 2011

Ghana's finance minister Kwabena Duffuor tells Brian Caplen how he is taking measures to ensure that his country's new oil wealth is spent on securing its long-term economic prosperity.


The oil boost is timely for Ghana

July 6, 2010

Ghana's entry into the club of African oil producers has placed its economy in the spotlight, with revenues from its up-and-coming oil industry expected to address the country's fiscal deficit. Writer Daniel Maalo

René Karsenti

October 6, 2008

If the market meets standards of best practice, there is less need for the authorities to impose draconian new regulations.

Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu

October 6, 2008

Ghana’s economic rebirth could be under threat in 2008 as inflation soars and the county’s fiscal deficit rises. The country’s minister of finance and economic planning talks about how such challenges will be met. Writer Charlie Corbett.

Ghana shows pioneering spirit

December 1, 2007

Ghana’s $750m 10-year Eurobond issue is another in a series of firsts from the republic and observers are hoping it heralds the blooming of Africa’s capital markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

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