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Gov’t to issue $1 billion Eurobond in 2015

The Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, has revealed that government intends to issue a $1 billion 10-year Eurobond in 2015.

This according to the minister is to settle government debts that will mature in 2017. Finance Minister Seth Terkper told international news agency, Reuters, after a financial assistance deal agreed last week with the International Monetary Fund.

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Finance Minister says Ghc1.6bn paid to scheme

The Ministry of Finance remitted more than GHc1.6 billion into the operational accounts of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) for the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years.

The Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper, who stated this on the floor of Parliament Wednesday, said although Ghana's economy faced macroeconomic challenges in those two years, the government was able to make substantial transfers into the fund.

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“Rescind your decision” – MOTI Appeals to Business Associations.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has appealed to the various business associations in the country to rescind their decision to embark on a joint strike action on Wednesday March 4, 2015.

Issues relating to high cost of doing business, the energy crises, the proposed Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment Information System (ASHI) have been sighted as some of the concerns that have necessitated the strike action.

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Businesses call off planned strike on Wednesday

The planned joint strike action by various business associations in the country on Wednesday March 4, 2015 has been called off.

This followed a meeting with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) on Tuesday morning that ended with the suspension of the proposed implementation of the Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) programmes to allow for deeper consultation with stakeholders.

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Business associations suspend tomorrow’s strike

Business associations have suspended a planned strike on Wednesday March 4 following a meeting with the Ministries of Trade and Industry, and Transport.

The business community had intended to close down all their shops and embark on a sit-down strike against the proposed implementation of the Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) as well as what they described as the worsening condition of the business environment in the country.

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