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Parliament Approves Ghana’s Subs. Of Add. Shares of Capital Stock of Intern. Bank for Recons. & Dev’t

Parliament has approved Ghana’s request subscription to additional 677 shares of the Capital Stock of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development of the World Bank Group. The House approved the transaction after taking the request through the various stages in pursuant of Article 181(5) of the Constitution which stipulates that the terms and conditions of any international business or ...

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Capital Bank, Ria enters strategic partnership

Capital Bank Ghana has entered into a strategic partnership with the world’s number three money transfer operator, Ria, to boost remittances to Ghana.The partnership will facilitate the integration of Capital Bank’s internet based systems to ensure that money transferred through Ria is received instantly across all the bank’s branches and partner outlets.According to the Managing Director of Capital Bank, Rev. ...

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US hotel firm Starwood strikes historic Cuba deal

US hotel company Starwood has become the first American firm to agree a deal with the Cuban authorities since the revolution of 1959. Starwood will renovate and run three hotels in the Cuban capital, Havana. A spokesman for the company said they would be making a “multimillion-dollar investment to bring the hotels up to our standards”. The news comes on ...

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Parliament Must Respect Their Own Word On the Plant Breeders’ Bill.

Food Sovereignty Ghana is stunned to learn that the Plant Breeders’ Bill is returning to the floor of Parliament without the promised consultation with stake-holders as ordered by the Speaker of the House. To this end, we are in full support of the Press Conference organised by CSOs/FBOs on March 1, 2016 calling for “The Protection of Farmers’ Rights and Food Sovereignty in ...

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Best Airlines to fly!

Source:time.com/money MONEY started with the 11 largest domestic airlines and 27 largest international airlines based on market share, biggest fleets, and most passengers. We then ranked the airlines based on average fares, average wait time, baggage and change fees, and customer-satisfaction ratings (for reservations, check-in, boarding, aircraft, flight crews, in-flight services, food and drink, entertainment, seat comfort, service, amenities, fees, ...

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Tullow suspends crude oil lifting

Source: thefinderonline.com The deterioration in the condition of the turret bearing on the Floating Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) Kwame Nkrumah has forced Tullow Oil to defer two liftings totalling over 1.6 million barrels of crude oil. Two vessels had arrived last week to lift crude oil, only to be told on Thursday that off-take has been suspended. As a ...

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Apple hits back at ‘corrosive’ claim by US gov’t

Apple has accused the US Justice Department of trying to “smear” the company with “desperate” and “unsubstantiated” claims. It followed the DoJ’s latest court filing over its demand Apple create software to unlock an iPhone used by an attacker in a mass shooting last year. The DoJ said Apple’s stance was “corrosive” of institutions trying to protect “liberty and rights”. ...

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Facebook buys selfie face-swap app Masquerade

Facebook has bought photo-editing app Masquerade, which lets people change their appearance in real-time. The app can transform faces – often in a cartoon-like fashion – and overlay make-up, animal features or accessories on live video. Masquerade’s filters have been compared to those in rival Snapchat, which Facebook tried to buy in 2013. One expert said Facebook was responding to ...

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