Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) Launches in Accra

On November 6, 2018, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo rang the opening bell on the trading floor of the Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) to commence trading. After several years of planning and research, the opening unlocks economic opportunities for smallholder farmers across the country…

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On My Way to Abu Dhabi

I am on my way to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE – the United Arab Emirates. Earlier today in New York I spoke to a Nigerian worker at a bank who thought Dubai was a country and Abu Dhabi its capital…

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Ghana's Currency Tumbles

The value of the Ghanaian cedi has taken a somewhat big hit recently, measuring a decline of 8% against the dollar in January, and continuing in its downward trend with a 1.2 percentage point decline in the past several days…

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No Roads, No Votes

Without a doubt, the people in developing countries are right in emphasizing the importance of roads.  It is for many villages, the very definition of modernity…

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