Agric sector needs FDI — Economist

Thu, 01-Sep-2016, 02:28

Economist and Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr. John Gartchie Gatsi, has urged the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) to introduce schemes that will attract foreign investors into the agriculture sector to speed up economic growth.

Jaguar Gets Into the SUV Game at Long Last

Sun, 28-Aug-2016, 13:58

Since it went on sale in May, the Jaguar F-Pace SUV has already effectively doubled Jaguar’s monthly volume. But would it be even better as a station wagon, asks Dan Neil

Export ban placed on Queen Victoria's £5M wedding coronet

Sun, 28-Aug-2016, 00:42

A temporary export ban has been placed on a sapphire and diamond coronet that belonged to Queen Victoria, preventing it from being sold abroad.

The coronet, designed by Prince Albert for their wedding in 1840, is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer matches the £5m asking price.

Off-site key to unlocking UK’s housing crisis

Fri, 26-Aug-2016, 07:34

In Elements’ factory in Telford, Shropshire, workers are making homes destined for a 23-floor high-rise in Greenwich, south-east London.

Each module takes seven days to make: on day three it is painted, on day four the windows are installed. Electrics and plumbing are fitted, and all the furnishings are included – down to the soap dish and coat hooks.

Why Old Mutual is investing millions in Nigerian property and agriculture

Tue, 23-Aug-2016, 04:22

This month, South African financial services firm Old Mutual Investment Group announced a partnership with Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund for the investment of US$700m in real estate and agriculture.

Renewable energy in Ghana gets major funding

Mon, 15-Aug-2016, 04:24

Renewable energy in Ghana has received a shot in the arm after the Ministry of Finance approved US$230m budget for the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Investment Plan (SREP-IP) under the Climate Investment Fund.

Waterfront Apartments in Accra launched

Mon, 08-Aug-2016, 11:58

3INVEST a real estate investment company, in collaboration with Lifestyle Property Development (LPD), Ghana is proud to introduce to Nigeria the Riviera Residence waterfront apartments in East Legon, Accra.

Riviera residence is a unique mixed-use development encompassing an all-inclusive city living lifestyle, offering living, play and leisure experience overlooking a magnificent man-made lake.

Innovations, The ‘Flying Water Taxi..

Mon, 08-Aug-2016, 05:10

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The Director at EFENP Automation P Ltd on his linked in page has reported this new innovation to beat street traffic...SeaBubbles, The 'Flying' Water Taxi..

Most Expensive Celebrity Homes Will Blow Your Mind

Sun, 07-Aug-2016, 09:07

Celebrities, they’re just like us, right? … except they live in homes that are twice (or ten times!) the size of ours and certainly many multiples more expensive.

UK banks may charge firms to hold deposits

Tue, 26-Jul-2016, 12:08

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have warned businesses they may have to charge them to accept deposits due to low interest rates.

The move, if enacted, would make them the first UK banks to introduce negative interest rates, in effect, charging to deposit money.

CDC Group invests over $240m in African PE funds in 2015

Fri, 22-Jul-2016, 07:46

CDC Group, the UK’s government-owned development finance institution, committed £186.6m ($246.28m) to six Africa-focused private equity funds and a global fund that invests in Africa and South Asia, in 2015.

Ghana remains an extremely favourable venue for investors - Dr Ankrah

Fri, 22-Jul-2016, 02:56

Ghana remains “an extremely favourable venue for investors” except that serious attention has to be paid to investment-killers like land permit bottlenecks, red-tapeism and corruption, Dr. Sam Ankrah, Chief Executive Officer of Africa Investment Group, has said.

Asked by the B&FT whether he thinks the country’s investment climate is favourable to investors, Dr Ankrah said: “Ghana remains an enduring and resolute economy in spite of recent crisis pertaining to electricity and the slump in commodity prices.”