Ghana and Morocco are in talks to harmonize operations in the two countries’ stock markets allowing easier trading.
Bank of Ghana has announced that it will unveil new bank notes in five cedi denominations from March as the regulator celebrates its 60th anniversary.
Ghana is a country that does not have a coherent policy for education infrastructure. At the same time, rising rates of mobile phone use among the population make this country ripe for an m-learning revolution.
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit and UK Charity, Ghana Union, today announce a partnership that will support the Ghanaian community in the UK throughout the entire year of 2017 via a wide variety of events and community activities.
QG Africa Hotel LP, a Mauritius based investment fund managed by Quantum Global Investments Africa Management Ltd., has announced the acquisition of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra from Kingdom Holding Company (KHC).
Solom Lartey has been appointed the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Activa International Insurance.
The Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program (VPP) will host a one-day regional convening to launch priority advocacy initiatives supporting the African Union Member States’ commitment to achieve a target of 30 percent women’s joint or individual ownership of land in Africa by 2025.
UT Bank has resumed trading at the Ghana Stock Exchange following a temporary halt. The bank trading activities was halted by the Ghana Stock Exchange after UT failed to publish its quarterly audited accounts to shareholders
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Garmin has partnered with leading operator MTN to launch a range of wearable tech watches in Ghana as the market for wearables continues to grow in Africa.
Mastercard and Zenith Bank have included Ghana as part of their partnership in West Africa. The agreement is geared towards issuing a suite of digital payment solutions that include prepaid, debit and credit cards which was made available from December 14, 2016.
State pension fund manager Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has acquired a stake in Nigerian Bank, Access bank Ghana.
Project Managers Without Borders and the Ghana branch of Project Management Institute are launching a major effort to tackle the lingering floods in the Greater Accra Region by launching the Accra Flooding Initiative program.
IFC and MIGA, members of the World Bank Group, have announced the commitment of $517 million in debt and guarantees to support Ghana’s Sankofa Gas Project, an integrated offshore oil and natural gas project that will provide a source of reliable, affordable energy in the West African country.
Access Bank Ghana has upgraded its existing mobile banking application, designed to make banking more flexible for customers.
The Ghana Revenue Authority has recorded an increase in tax mobilisation through the deployment of Total Revenue Integrated Processing System (TRIPS).
Premium Bank, formerly known as City Investment Company (CIC), has officially begun operations with the focus on utilizing technology to drive growth, boost customer base and become a dominant player in the banking space in half a decade.
Macro-economic instability fueled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across West Africa in 2017.
DreamOval Limited has introduced a new version of the Slydepay mobile App – a disruptive mobile money app that enables smooth money transfer, merchant and person to person payments into the Ghanaian market.
Kofi Annan, chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nobel Laureate, congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo on his electoral victory, and the people of Ghana for the way they handled a tense election.
Ghana has commissioned a new cement producing company that will produce one million tonnes yearly as demand from construction and government project soars.
The party that emerges as the winner of Ghana’s general election, to be held on 7 December, should seize the opportunity to drive economic growth by creating policies and a legislative environment where business builders can thrive.
FBNBank Ghana has introduced TransFast Money, a global remittance service as it seeks to increase its customer base and foothold.
SimbaPay – a London based digital money transfer provider – today announced the launch of its money transfer service to Ghana and Uganda. Using the SimbaPay app or website, Ghanaians and Ugandans living in Europe can now send money to mobile phones in Ghana or Uganda instantly.
MTN Ghana has announced it will be launching the first sponsored data service in Ghana in partnership with Datami and Viotech.
Ghana has launched Exim Bank, an export development finance institution, as it seeks to bolster government’s quest for an aggressive and sustainable export led economy.
Ghana’s front runner in supply of natural stones and ceramics tiles, Marbelino has launched a modern showroom in the capital as it targets a growing list of middle class population keen on modern décor in housing.
The upcoming Ghana elections are causing anxiety forcing traders at major markets in the city to reduce prices of their products as they await the outcome of the 7 December election.
ECOWAS Executive Director Mahama Kappiah, Mojec Meter and Power CEO Chantelle Abdul, Aggreko, Ghana’s GRIDCo and Solar Nigeria walked away with some of the top awards at the West African Power Industry Awards that took place in Lagos this week.
Ghana’s mobile financial platform Airtel Money has secured the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification to make the service the most secured for mobile financial services.
Gemalto pioneers SIM Reactivation solution to help Ghanaian mobile operators reconnect with lapsed prepaid subscribers
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, launches the world's first solution for real-time reactivation of dormant SIMs in Ghana.
Mr Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, Chief Executive, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, on Thursday said the country’s mobile money transaction for half of 2016 has reached GH¢30 billion with over 80,000 people making a living as agents.
Ghana’s total public debt now stands at $30 billion as at September 2016 which translates into about 67.4 percent of GDP, according to data released by the central bank ahead of its 73rd regular Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting.
Mortgage company, Ghana Home Loans intends to offer banking services in the first quarter of next year according to its CEO.
German-based multinational, Bosch Group, is set to bring the BPB concept to African artisans, the informal sector, often the driving force of African economies.
Wa airstrip in the upper west Ghana which has been under renovation is set for reopening at the end of the month, as Ghana looks to increased domestic flights to boost its economy.
Ghana’s Central Securities Depository Limited has appointed Millison K. Narh as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Banks, offering mortgage loans, have blamed the general slowdown in economic activities and a weak purchasing power among Ghanaians, as reasons accounting for the decline in the demand for mortgage loans.
Gold Fields, a South African mining company has said it intends to extend the life of its Damang mine in Ghana by eight years, investing $1.4 billion to facilitate this.
German sport shoes and clothing multinational Adidas has unveiled its flagship store in Accra as it seeks to exert its relevance in West Africa.
Bank of Ghana is set to unveil a new corporate governance guideline that that will ensure financial soundness in the banking sector and improve economic efficiency and growth is in the works and expected to be introduced by January next year.
Logistic services providers Van den Bosch and MTG have opened a tank cleaning station in the port of Tema, Ghana. The cleaning station was built according to Western European quality standards and is the first of its kind in West Africa.
Ghana Revenue Authority in partnership with Ecobank and West Blue Consulting has launched an electronic card for the payment of customs duty as it seeks to seal loopholes for tax evasion.
AfricaOnline, leading ISP and a Gondwana International Networks (GIN) subsidiary, has unveiled its latest product offering with the launch of iManage, a suite of IT managed services.
Pan African lender Ecobank Ghana is the best place for businesses and individuals to seek credit, the Bank of Ghana has said in a new report.
The total value of all transactions made on the mobile money networks has topped GH¢37.07 billion as at July this year, representing more than 118 percent growth in value since July 2015.
Airtel Money and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have partnered to allow UBA customers seamlessly link their accounts to their Airtel Money wallets.
The Ghana Community Network Services (GCNet), a public private ICT initiative, in a bid to improve its customer service and sate growing demand for bespoke services has invested in a high tech and modern data center.
Diversified producer of precious metal Gold Fields has announced it is investing $ 1.4 billion to extend the lifespan of the Damang mine in Ghana from 2017 to 2024.
Ghanaian financial technology company, expressPay, has announced the launch of an industry-first instant money transfer service in collaboration with Visa and local commercial banks.
Ghana’s telcos have implored the Bank of Ghana to review the maximum amount it allows for mobile financial service transactions in the country. The telcos argue that they are sometimes constrained over the current $1200 maximum and moved to request an upward review.
Access Bank Plc’s Ghanaian unit will begin an initial public offering on Oct. 19 as it seeks to raise funds to expand the financial firm’s operations.
Zenith Bank says the current economic challenges facing Nigeria has not impacted on the Bank’s operations in Ghana. Zenith Bank Ghana is also confident of the company’s prospects in the country despite similar prevailing economic challenges facing the Ghanaian economy.
Unilever's Top Employer status in Africa was solidified when company was certified in Zimbabwe for the first time and achieved No.1 status in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.
Bank of the Year, Fidelity Bank, has launched its 10th anniversary celebrations to commemorate milestones since its inception as a fully-fledged Ghanaian bank in 2006.
Competition on the Accra- London route is set to intensify as RwandAir prepares to ply the route by 2017.
Silver Star Auto Limited has concluded its maiden Mercedes-Benz Service campaign dubbed: ‘My Safety My Service’ to the Kumasi Metropolis.
The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana, has forecast a likely 7-13 percent fuel price adjustment beginning Sunday October 16.
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has launched its Water Blueprint – a document detailing the business’ strategy towards water resource management.
Fidelity Bank has been named CSR Bank of the year at the 6th edition of the Ghana CSR Excellence Awards.
Tigo, UNICEF Ghana and Births and Deaths Registry were recognised at the just ended 71st annual session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for innovative mobile application designed to make birth registration of children smart, quick and reliable in Ghana.
MTN Group Ltd. plans to sell shares its Ghanaian business as Africa’s largest wireless carrier by sales fulfills a condition related to the allocation of internet spectrum in the country.
Ecobank Capital Advisors Ltd., a subsidiary of Ecobank, in collaboration with MTN Mobile Money, has introduced the Ecobank TBill4All.
The minimum capital requirement for commercial banks in the country could be increased to Gh¢500 million from next year.
Energy Bank Ghana will from Monday, October 3, 2016 begin its Customer Service Week celebration to appreciate customers for remaining loyal to the brand.
Korea Eximbank has been a dynamic Official Development Assistance (ODA) provider in the African continent – it has supported five projects amounting to US$181 for Ghana.
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited has picked up two awards at the 6th Ghana Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards 2016 organised by the Centre for CSR West Africa.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has banned the use of Samsung Note 7 on aircrafts at the Kotoka International Airport.
Ghanaian payment solutions provider, Express Pay has launched the first interbank and mobile cash instant money transfer service in Ghana and West Africa as a whole.
Starbow, one of Ghana's finest domestic airlines has taken delivery of a brand new jet expected in Ghana this week.
Star Oil, a leading local Oil Marketing Company with over 163 petrol stations partners with Zeepay, the fastest growing Mobile Financial Services Company to issue contactless fuel cards and offer Mobile Money Services to over 10million consumers.
Total Ghana, one of the country’s leading oil marketing companies, has introduced Excellium fuel at its pumps as part of raft of measures to give customers more value for their money.
MTN Ghana has said it is paying out some GH¢13.04 million in interest to over 6.2 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of the year.
SolarKiosk Ghana Limited, an NGO, has launched the first ever locally manufactured Solar Kiosk in Accra to provide energy to boost the socio-economic activities of people who lack access to power.
The Republic of Ghana has launched a $750m bond due 2022 at a yield of 9.25 percent, according to persons close to the deal.
uniBank on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 launched its imperious Bancassurance product: the uniBank Extended Bancassurance Suite in concert with its insurance partners, Star Assurance and Starlife Company Limited at the World Trade Center Building, Accra.
FirsTrust Savings and Loans, a subsidiary of Groupe Ideal has partnered Zeepay Ghana Limited, a mobile digital platform to give its customers the best digital banking service.
As it sheds its European Union membership, the UK is in a frantic search for options that will brace its economy against shocks, and this includes a target to achieve “record high” trade with Ghana by the year 2020.
Gilat Satcom, a provider of satellite and fiber-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, has announced that it is expanding its operations in Ghana to meet the growing demand for fast, reliable and secure broadband services from existing and prospective customers.
Mr. Stephen Antwi-Asimeng, the new CEO of UT Bank has pledged the bank’s continued commitment to SMEs and to provide empowered partnerships with local businesses.
Ghana has received support from the World Bank to strengthen its institutional capacity in domestic revenue mobilization, public investment management, debt management, and governance of State owned Enterprises (SOEs).
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) in collaboration with the German government is to set up a deposit protection system to help ensure protection for depositors.
Fidelity Bank Ghana has been adjudged the bank of the year 2016 for its outstanding performance in trade financing and strong financial outpu
Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services.
Global technology powerhouse Siemens has announced a significant investment in Ghana’s gas and steam energy generation projects over the next three to five years.
A number of international carriers offering flight services have started relocating their offices to Accra, Ghana from their operational bases in Nigeria.
Union Savings and Loans Limited has acquired full universal banking licence and is on its way to becoming a fully-fledged bank “soon”.
Cummins Inc., a global diesel engine manufacturer has said it would to continue to expand its network of Regional Distribution Centres (RDCs) in Africa with the launch of the Ghana center.
Inesfly Africa Limited announces the appointment of Mr David Afugani as Sales Director effective August 1, 2016. Mr Afugani will be responsible for translating the company’s business objectives into commercial strategy and lead key innovative projects to dominate the local and regional markets as the business seeks presence in 15 African countries by 2020.
South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, is celebrating the first year of its nonstop service from Washington, DC to Accra, Ghana
Mr. Ernest Agbesi, a seasoned Banker by profession, with over three decades experience in the Banking industry has assumed office as the Managing Director of GCB Bank Ltd today, 1st August, 2016.
GCB Bank’s half year performance shows positive results across all financial indices, reiterating the Bank’s position as one of the most profitable and best performing financial institutions in Ghana.
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) Tuesday announced the appointment of Dan Sackey as Managing Director of its Ghanaian subsidiary, Ecobank Ghana and Regional Executive for Anglophone West Africa.
Operations of airline companies are expected to get a major boost as a result a decision by government to reduce the cost of aviation fuel.
The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers has reduced the price of fuel by five percent. The reduction is the first fuel window for the month of August under the National Petroleum Authority (NPA)’s deregulation pricing programme.
The Chief Executive Officer of BEIGE Capital Savings and Loans, Michael Nyinaku has applauded the Bank of Ghana for its strategic and quick action of restoring the confidence of the microfinance sector.
The Cobalt Partners, (“Cobalt”) a software engineering and consulting firm has sealed a merger with Right Click Nigeria Ltd (“Right Click”) as part of its move to expand it digital services across the sub-saharan region.
Goldstone Resources a company associated with gold exploration company Stratex has raised £1m meant to spearhead a mining project in Ghana.
African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) appoints Prof. Ernest Aryeetey first Secretary General
Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, has been appointed to drive a collaborative initiative formed by research-intensive universities in Africa to strengthen research and postgraduate training on the continent.
Telecom brand of the year, Tigo, has appointed Stephen Essien as the new Director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business.