In a fast-growing and competitive business environment, the greatest asset that has the potency to drive an organization into success is ‘focus’; otherwise known in the corporate world as “Vision.”
I am not setting targets this year like I used to. It doesn’t work for me as I want it to. Either I achieve them too early and then I have a huge chunk of the year to spare, during which I freestyle, which isn’t ideal, or I put all efforts into achieving those specific targets, which leaves me not at my best because I then only move in a preset heading, leaving a lot unexplored.
The passing of one year, and the dawn of another brings much excitement and optimism about the way forward. The optimism that comes with every new year, however, appears to fizzle out with the discussion of price trends. This brings to bear, an almost absolute fact that prices barely remain the same as time goes by.
Mitch Kahn remembers how, when fighting began in the second war in Iraq, prices for US crude oil spiked $10 per barrel overnight.
If Aliko Dangote, the billionaire businessman behind what even he calls his “crazy” $12bn project, can pull it off, he will go down as the continent’s John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon combined.
In 2020, the region is set to get a long-discussed new currency: the Eco. Many Africans are pleased — but there is a lot of work ahead.
Whilst in the United States of America for holidays in June 2019, I decided to travel by road from Maryland to New York and specifically to tour the famous Times Square. While in the ‘VIP-type double-decker bus, I asked myself a lot of questions.
Mr. Grantson earned a Marketing Degree from the Central University Ghana and a Post Graduate Diploma from CIM (UK) and he has been working for 18 years.
Today’s customers are mostly upwardly mobile, tech-savvy, aware and more sophisticated.
Parts III started the analysis of revenue mobilization while the ensuing tables (Part IV) show that, at its peak of 13.5 per cent in 2015, the tax effort fell below the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) average of 17.5-to-18.0 per cent of GDP.
Not a day goes by without one seeing fresh evidence of why technology is changing everything in the world. Everything that was once new is now old.
Parts III and IV evaluate the effect of the several tax policy and administration changes from 2017 to date. Several of these reverse policies and updates of tax laws that Parliament enacted between 2009 and 2016. Since most of the recent reversals distort the tax structure and increase direct and indirect tax burdens, they have made tax administration and compliance worse and not been successful in meeting related ambitious fiscal and budget goals.
"A great restaurant is one that makes you feel like you are not sure whether you went out or you came home and it confuses you. If it can do both of those things at the same time then you are hooked…" - Danny Meyer
Ghana, some say, is a very interesting country. But I say the interesting aspect depends on which lenses you have on to view national developments.
The 2020 budget of the government which was presented to Parliament by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta was themed “Consolidating the gains for growth, jobs and prosperity for all.”
Part 1 of this series on the Public Debt states that its rate of accumulation and stock have deteriorated since 2016, despite recent significant fiscal endowments from three petroleum fields (i.e., TEN, Jubilee, and Sankofa) since 2017 — compared to only Jubilee.
I recently watched a documentary, Big Men, about events that transpired surrounding Kosmos Energy, Jubilee Field and the transition in government from John Agyekum Kufuor to John Atta Mills.
These series are designed to discuss the key aspects of Ghana’s recent fiscal performance, comprising revenue mobilization; expenditure allocation or appropriation; arrears accumulation and clearance (including exceptional expenditures—notably, treatment of banking sector bail-out costs); borrowing to finance the budget deficit or fiscal balance; and public debt management.
The success and growth of Stanbic Bank over the years has been built on making a notable difference in the communities within which the bank operates.
New Era Africa (NERA) has reviewed government’s 2020 budget which was presented to Parliament last week.
Bank of Ghana (BOG) together with other regulators in recent times took punitive actions that saw some banks and non-bank financial institutions losing their licenses and with a revocation of the license of others.
Ghana’s energy sector is confronted with severe financial threats notwithstanding the Energy Sector Levy introduced by the previous administration and bequeathed to the present government.
CPI, according to the United Nations is a current social and economic indicator that is constructed to measure changes over time in the general level of prices of consumer goods and services that households acquire, use or pay for consumption.
Renewable energy now accounts for around one-third of global power generation capacity, with increases being led by investments in solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy.
In mid-August the Bank of Ghana announced it had revoked the licences of 23 savings and loans companies, citing their continued insolvency despite government attempts to encourage recapitalisation.
Customer Journey is the end-to-end set of activities and processes that a customer completes while acquiring a company's products or services. From point A to B and everywhere in between, where the customer comes across or interacts with your brand.
On the 15th December 2018, I published an article on the ‘Future of the Ghanaian bond market’ where I indicated that the Ghanaian capital market has great prospects and a huge opportunity thereof.
A former CEO of the GNPA, Alex Mould, has predicted Ghana may lose over ¢10 billion assistance from the US government should government neglect the advice given by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Kwame Nkrumah used the “Africa going together” approach in the political liberation struggle, the continent failed to take a cue economically.
Fidelity had to find solutions to reshape traditional Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, enhance due diligence and mitigate the risks of linking Smartphone applications to deposit accounts.
This morning, there was a “demonstration” not against the company people invested their monies with but against me, Papa Kwesi Nduom.
Should trend analysis be anything to go by, then the Ghana Stock Exchange should rebound next year 2020, the next election year after a woeful performance in 2019 currently returning about -16%.
What becomes of Ghana Beyond Aid when the NPP-led government hands over to a new administration?
I am personally not a fun of the so-called motivational speakers in town today, the reason being that I have generally perceived most of them to be ‘book long’ speakers without any practical and technical experience.
The charges filed by the state against some persons alleged to be involved in the collapse of Capital Bank has been questioned by my good self.
Climate variability and change constitute a major threat to national development and the growth of small and medium scale enterprises in particular.
In this era when there is so much turmoil in our financial space, it is uncommon to find many Ghanaians in a dilemma regarding where to invest their money. Until the influx of Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), banks were the safe haven for most Ghanaian savers/investors.
Ghana’s journey to self-reliance must focus on self-empowerment while tapping into individual strengths.
Zenith Bank Ghana took the opportunity of its 14th anniversary to entrench the leading role it has been playing in the banking landscape with carefully curated activities aimed at adding value to society as well to the Bank.
The Chamber for Tourism Industry Ghana as part of its mandate to transform the tourism industry in Ghana visits hotels as mystery guests to give owners a true picture of their operations.
People have given up on the Leadership of our country. This is from empirical evidence and behavioural analysis of what is currently going on.
In Ghana today, interest rates for many credit agreements; be it short term (0-12months), medium to long term (1-5years) or long term (above 5years) refer to the U.S. Dollar London Interbank Overnight Rate (“LIBOR”) as the benchmark rate in Ghana.
More than 1,500 people benefited from the mobile clinics and were screened for chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease.
For this to happen, we must take politics and “group/mob mentality” out of the picture and ensure that every individual takes responsibility for the investment decisions they make.
A former Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Mould has questioned why Ghanaians and the media are quiet after the PDS investigation.
Residents of Keta in the Volta Region, continue to express mixed feelings about the government’s determination to construct a seaport in the area.
A lot of financial experts have attributed the recent crises in the financial sector to several factors; prime amongst them being bad corporate governance.
Mr. Hardy took over from Alwyn Pretorius who now leads Newmont Goldcorp’s South America Region.
Uber has dropped rates on UberX in Accra by up to 10% as part of the many incentives it has rolled out to improve the earnings of its driver-partners in Ghana.
Listed below are offenses that may seem like nothing too egregious by themselves, but a few put together will make others roll their eyes every time they see you coming.
Support systems are essential for every professional, but for HR practitioners, it’s a necessary lifeline.