Monday, July 22, 2019

IMF chief Christine Lagarde convicted over payout

A French court has found International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence but ruled that she would not be penalised. As French finance minister in 2008, she approved an award of €404m ($429m;...

Donors set aside $75bn to end poverty

A coalition of more than 60 donor and borrower governments have agreed to ratchet up the fight against extreme poverty with a record $75 billion commitment for the International Development Association (IDA), the World...

Omni Bank introduces Executive Club Account

Omni Bank has introduced executive banking accounts aimed at attracting high earners as well as offer stress-free banking services to customers. Head of Corporate and Group Banking Ohenwaa Sakyi Bekoe told Starr Business’ Osei Owusu...

MTN Ghana appeases customers with free airtime

MTN Ghana is offering customers airtime/data as a “token of appreciation for their patience during the service disruption that occurred on the night of 14 December 2016”. According to the network, the disruption was the...

Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

Volkswagen has announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide with about 23,000 of the losses borne in Germany. VW, still dealing with the aftermath of the emissions-cheating scandal, aims to rejuvenate its core brand, and...

Dangote Foundation wins African Philanthropy award

Dangote Foundation has won the 2016 Philanthropy of the Year award at the All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) held at the weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Awards is the initiative of CNBC...

Airport City gets first commercial building in West Africa

The first ever Commercial building in West Africa can be located in the Airport City known as “One Airport Square”. The World class multi-storey is with a retail ground floor first of its kind...

Tema Port Expansion project takes off

President John Dramani Mahama has launched the start of major expansion works at the Tema Port, near Accra. This ambitious project involves an upgrade and significant expansion of Ghana’s main seaport. The project is a...

ABL equips retailers with basic business skills

Being a leading player in Ghana’s beverage industry, Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), has since 2015 been embarking on an ambitious initiative to equip retailers of its products with some basic business skills to enable...

Ecobank rolls out Mobile App to boost trade in Africa

Trade facilitation on the continent has received a major boost with the rolling out of the Ecobank Mobile App. The development will provide instant payment for goods and services from all the 33 countries Ecobank...