Two Economic Repositioning Strategies (BROT AND GSEP) To Transform The Economy.

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    Two Economic Repositioning Strategies (BROT AND GSEP) To Transform The Economy.

    ‘‘Economic development and poverty alleviation are so complicated that I don’t think there’s a single background or a single discipline that is sufficient to tackle these great human problems,’’ quoting Jim Yong Kim. The kind of economic development and transformation we want to see this new government delivered to us is not going to come on a silver platter or over night. It requires painstaking measures.  We must also appreciate that change in itself, will not happen by mere wishing it except we all put in something extra ordinary before we can experience that level of change we crave for. […]

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    The Big Why of Psychometric Assessments

    In 1869, Francis Galton, a pioneer in eugenics and the phrase “nature versus nurture”, published a book titled – Hereditary Genius. It was the first social scientific attempt to study genius and greatness. It identified different characteristics people possessed, and how those characteristics made them fitter than others. Why bring up Galton? Primarily to focus on the two words – genius and greatness. After all, who would not want one and/or the other in their organization? In the early 2000s, when prospects applied for jobs, a typo-free resume, interview smarts, and a few good references would often emerge as all […]

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    THE ZERO SUM GAME OF BANKS’ DEPOSIT PROMOS

    I don’t know how many of us have been following this ugly trend in the banking system over some few years now particularly around this period of the year. Almost all the banks in the country not leaving out the Non bank financial institutions like savings and loans and Microfinance companies always waits for the last quarter of the year to unleash massive deposit mobilization campaigns or promos. This they do by using every available media to send the message that you can quickly get rich one time if you participate in their bank’s promo. Most airwaves, newspapers and billboards […]

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    What realistic exchange rate is good for Ghana cedi?

    An Economist, Jason Van Bergen said ‘aside from factors such as interest rates and inflation, the exchange rate is one of the most important determinants of a country’s relative level of economic health. Exchange rates play a vital role in a country’s level of trade, which is critical to most free market economy in the world.’ For this reason, exchange rates are among the most watched, analyzed and discussed economic indicators not only by government officials, business community but many other people even the less informed market women sometimes get interested in the debate. What is an Exchange Rate? An […]

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    GHANA ECONOMY: THE CONTRIBUTION OF NIGERIAN BUSINESSES

    In the next few months, UBA Ghana Limited, which started as Standard Trust Bank, the first Nigerian bank to make an incursion into the country’s banking landscape, will this year celebrate its 10th year anniversary in Ghana. Those of us that have been following developments in the Ghanaian banking industry will notice that it took UBA about four to five years to stabilize their operations in the country. Now, they have overcome the initial ‘fowl game’ which says that when a fowl get to a new town, it stands on one leg until it knows that it is a town […]

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