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Ghana to pump 190,000 bpd at Jubilee, TEN fields by 2016
By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) - Ghana's national oil firm expects to pump 190,000 barrels of crude per day by the end of 2016 and is set to tap markets again to raise more capital, the head of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) said on Thursday. The focus for 2015 will be on oil production at the main Jubilee field and extracting gas to reduce pressure on its reservoirs as well ...(10/24/2014 3:08:12 AM)
Fitch Sees Uneasy Ghana-IMF Union as Nigeria Tackles Oil Drop
Nigeria will try to keep the naira stable before an election, using its foreign-currency reserves amid falling oil prices, while Ghana may have to wait for an International Monetary Fund bailout, Fitch Ratings Ltd. said.(10/24/2014 1:53:17 AM)
Ghana Sees About $800 Million Assistance From IMF by January
Ghana will receive about $800 million from the International Monetary Fund as soon as January that will help stabilize the cedi, Minister of Finance Seth Terkper said.(10/22/2014 3:39:32 AM)
Ebola outbreak forces Liberians into exile
BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's departure from their home country for their wedding, but refuses to return home because of Ebola.(10/22/2014 1:12:22 PM)
Ghana says close to deal with IMF on financial assistance programme
By Kwasi Kpodo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ghana is close to an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a fiscal assistance programme and is optimistic that its 2015 budget can take that deal into account, Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson told Reuters on Thursday. Forson spoke after a second round of talks with the fund in Washington. He said a third and decisive round would ...(10/17/2014 2:45:23 AM)
Ghana to eliminate discrimination against women
Ghana has outlined ‘Affirmative Action to rectify errors of the past, particularly as they relate to discrimination against Women, Nana Oye Lithur Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has said.(10/23/2014 11:41:38 PM)
Ghana's main opposition party elects Akufo-Addo as 2016 candidate
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's main opposition New Patriotic Party voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to retain Nana Akufo-Addo as its leader for the 2016 election, setting up a rematch of the last poll when he lost narrowly to President John Mahama. The election is also expected to be close given that the ruling National Democratic Congress government has faced economic headwinds ...(10/19/2014 3:51:59 AM)
Ghana trims 2014 GDP growth forecast after weak Q2 data
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana trimmed its economic growth forecast for this year to 6.9 percent after a slowdown in second-quarter growth, the country's statistical service said on Wednesday. The finance ministry had been forecasting full-year growth of 7.1 percent. Ghana's unadjusted GDP growth decelerated to 5.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, sharply down from a ...(10/16/2014 2:48:26 AM)
Ghana trims 2014 GDP growth forecast to 6.9 pct -stats service
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana trimmed its economic growth forecast for this year to 6.9 percent on Wednesday after data showed a marked slowdown in second-quarter growth year-on-year, the country's statistical service said on Wednesday. Ghana's unadjusted gross domestic product (GDP) growth decelerated to 5.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, sharply down from a revised 10.8 percent in the ...(10/15/2014 8:51:30 AM)
Ghana Says It May Get IMF Funds in January ‘With Luck’
Ghana, the world’s second-largest cocoa producer, may get financial support as part of an International Monetary Fund program as early as January, Finance Minister Seth Terkper said.(10/21/2014 8:00:57 AM)
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