Saturday, February 4, 2023
Most economic forecasters have largely shrugged off recent advances in artificial intelligence (for example, the quantum leap demonstrated by DeepMind’s self-learning chess program last December), seeing little impact on longer-term trend growth. Such pessimism is surely one of the reasons why real (inflation-adjusted) interest rates remain extremely low, even...
Consumers are now more confident in the economy and think it is the opportune time to buy the things they need, the latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCi) has shown. According to the West Africa Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) figures released by Nielsen for Quarter-4, 2017, Ghana climbed eight points...
There’s a great deal of over concentrated development in the urban cities of Ghana at the detriment of the development of rural areas such as the Akohia Siase and Akohia Yiti communities which I visited in the Eastern Region of Ghana. These communities, like most other rural areas in Ghana,...
Every year, as Ghanaians mark what has become a routine flag-raising independence celebration, one question keeps begging for an answer - how truly independent is Ghana? Perhaps the closest we have come to answering this question is the sudden discovery by President Akufo-Addo that something needs to be done about...
At its core, banking is not simply about profit but also about personal relationships… Felix Rohatyn A friend recently made a very profound statement….”As for you bankers, you act so aggressively when you are selling your products to us - and then suddenly go cold and unapproachable when the deal is...
Professor Joshua Yindenaba, Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), has shown great initiative by asking academia not to wait for industry to act first, but must rather initiate the process of bridging the industry-academia divide. A lot of businesses in the country have had cause to complain...
Over the past five years, the country’s microfinance sector has been under severe stress, owing to the collapse of some Microfinance institutions in the Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions. Similar closures happened in the Volta and Greater Accra Regions. There have been several reports of MFIs closing down and running...
You see when we started off the road, full of hopes that the best is on its way, we didn't for see exactly what was ahead. Some of us were not prepared for the tough times that were unknown. In fact, nobody is ever ready. By the time you...
By the year 2050 Africa’s youth population is projected to be a little over 840 million, making it the continent with the youngest population on earth. The issue was raised by at a two-day consultation at the African Development Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. Though it is recognised that the growing...
March 8, 2018 is set aside as a day to celebrate women across the globe. It is the International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day is a significant day for ACCA: as a membership body we owe a large part of our identity, our diversity, our past and our future...
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