Daily Archives: August 18, 2013

SADC endorses Harare polls

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Brotherhood cries foul over prison deaths

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Poll shows Australia's Labor government on course for heavy defeat

CANBERRA (Reuters) – A bold gamble by Kevin Rudd to reclaim the leadership of Australia and launch national elections appears to be failing, with a poll on Monday showing his center-left Labor government is headed for a heavy defeat in a September ballot. read more

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Asian shares aimless, gold hits two-month peak

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian markets were wary on Monday amid doubts whether minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting will provide clarity on when it might scale back stimulus, leading gold up to a two-month peak and nudging the U.S. dollar lower. read more

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Clients lose money after collapse of 30 microfinance institutions

More than 30 microfinance institutions in the country collapsed in the first quarter of this year as a result of their inability to sustain their operations.

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Personal savings good for economy – Access Bank MD

MD of Access Bank, Mr Dolapo Ogundimu (with scissors), cutting a tape to launch the bank's easy access promotion. Picture: Emmanuel Quaye

The Managing Director of Access Bank (Ghana) Ltd, Mr Dolapo Ogundimu, has called on Ghanaians to cultivate the culture of savings as a way of making them financially independent and also to make funds available for investment in the economy.

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Bus drivers reject labor deal that averted San Francisco-area strike

(Reuters) – Bus drivers who threatened to strike a key San Francisco-area transit system earlier this month have voted to reject a tentative contract deal and to send labor negotiators back to the bargaining table, their union said on Sunday. read more

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‘KLM committed to Ghana’

KLM’s Regional Manager for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr Axel Metselaar, has expressed optimism about the future of Ghana’s economy, especially as the court case will be determined.

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New ban on New Zealand dairy products bound for China

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – More New Zealand milk products bound for China have been halted after elevated levels of nitrates were found, raising further concerns over quality and testing in the world’s largest dairy exporter in the wake of a contamination scare earlier this month. read more

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UniBank to add 5 branches

UniBank Ghana Limited is to open five additional branches before the end of the year.

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Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, while having a numerically challenging name, is a slick little guy that’s not too big, not too small, but just right. read more

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Ohio man finds load of marijuana stashed in gun safe

TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) – A man in western Ohio found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana stuffed into a Mexican-made gun-storage safe that he recently purchased on the Internet, authorities revealed on Sunday. read more

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Three things to look for in a winning company

When you’re buying a stock, look for these 3 qualities above all.

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China Everbright Securities restricted from building new futures positions

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Everbright Securities has been restricted from building new stock index futures positions in mainland China after a glitch in the brokerage’s systems caused a spike of more than 5 percent in the country’s stock indexes last week. read more

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