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Ghana’s investment market

Ghana Stock Exchange restores trading in ADB bank shares

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) announced here on Thursday the recommencement of trading in shares of the partly state owned Agriculture Development Bank (ADB)...
double suspension

Korean Peninsula Crisis: China Campaigns for Double Suspension

China proposed "double suspension" to defuse the looming crisis on the Korean Peninsula, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday. This will help...
Wang Yi

China-US ties growing in a constructive direction

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday meets the press on the sidelines of the national legislature annual session. Wang called on China and...
farmer

Tanzania to deploy aerial bird control to save rice

Tanzania plans to conduct an aerial bird control operation at Ndung'u Irrigation Scheme in the country's northern district of Same in an effort to...
Burundian women

Burundian women eager to contribute to well-being of families

As the world celebrated on Wednesday the International Women's Day, Burundian women said that they are eager to contribute to the well-being of their...
economic abuse

Modest changes in British economic forecast – OBR

The British economy was stronger at the end of last year than expected, with a resulting increase in expected growth for this year, according...

Fifth round of Syrian talks set for March 23 – UN envoy

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told reporters on Wednesday that a new round of Syrian peace talks is set to take...
tax

British government reveals tax rises for strong economy

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Wednesday unveiled his spring budget, raising taxes and revealing that Britain's public debt had fallen. ...
accident or road crash

Bus crash kills 12 in north Ecuador

At least 12 people were killed after a passenger bus crashed with a car, veered off the road and plummeted into a ravine in...
An old woman is seen outside her mud-house in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

UN agencies in Rome call for gender equality to end hunger, poverty

Leaders from the three Rome-based UN agencies marked International Women's Day on Wednesday by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in...

Dortmund eliminate Benfica from UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund cruised 4-0 past Benfica Lisabon at the second leg in UEFA Champions League's last 16 on Wednesday. Dortmund' s top...
Argentina

Argentine players agree to end strike

The Argentine soccer season is set to resume on Thursday after the country's football association and the players' union agreed to end an impasse...
Head coach Luis Enrique of FC Barcelona reacts prior to the UEFA Champions League final match between Juventus F.C. and FC Barcelona in Berlin, Germany, on June 6, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhang Fan)

Luis Enrique: This was spectacular

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique had nothing but praise for his players after seeing how three goals in the last seven minutes gave his...

Portugal has lowest fertility rate in EU

Portugal is the country in the European Union with the lowest fertility rate where the number of births in the past 15 years dropped...
European Union

Four entrepreneurs win EU Prize for Women Innovators

Four outstanding women entrepreneurs were awarded the 2017 European Union (EU) Prize for Women Innovators on Wednesday. Three of the four winners...
referendum vote

Turkey, the Netherlands in diplomatic tension over referendum campaign

Following tension escalated between Germany and Turkey over the latter's insistence to carry on political campaign to persuade Turks abroad for "yes" vote in...
Gary Cameron | Reuters Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Air Force General Paul Selva speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2016.

U.S. claims Russia threatens NATO by deploying cruise missile

A senior U.S. military official on Wednesday accused Russia of violating an arms control treaty by deploying a land-based cruise missile, a claim denied...
Portugal

Hundreds of Portuguese women protest in Lisbon for equal rights

Hundreds of Portuguese women protested in central Lisbon on Wednesday to mark the International Women's Day. Around 200 people attended the protest,...
Barcelona

Barca made history with record fightback in Camp Nou

FC Barcelona produced the greatest fightback in the history of the Champions league when they defeated Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 6-1 in the second...
stock market

U.S. stocks end mixed after ADP report

U.S. stocks closed mixed after wavering in a narrow range Wednesday, as investors digested the country's strong employment data. The Dow Jones...
Brexit

British citizens in Spain worried about uncertain future after Brexit

The result of the Brexit referendum in June 2016 has had many effects, many of which remain unclear. The three million EU...
Agriculture tractor plowing field

Chicago agricultural commodities settle lower

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures closed lower on Wednesday with plentiful global stocks and expectations of a robust harvest casting a bearish...
exports

Brexit to reshape Ireland’s export strategy – Enda Kenny

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Wednesday Brexit will reshape the country's enterprise and export strategy for decades to come. "Brexit,...
violence against women

Women across Brazil march against rampant gender violence

Brazilian feminist movements held protests in various states in the country against the high instances of gender violence and rape on Wednesday, or International...
China map

Argentina says China a “significant player in the world”

Argentina's foreign minister Wednesday called China a "significant player in the world" and highlighted that the Asian giant would play an "important role" in...
WikiLeaks

U.S. launches criminal probe into WikiLeaks release of CIA hacking tools

U.S. federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks' publication of documents about the hacking tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)...
MasterCard

Availability, reliability remain vital in digital payment – expert

Availability and reliability are still the two major demands for consumers when making a payment through a digital or electronic system, James Anderson, executive...

Zambia qualifies for Africa U20 Cup final

Zambia qualified Wednesday for the finals of the ongoing Africa U20 Cup of Nations finals after overcoming South Africa 1-0 in the semi-finals. ...
referendum vote

Erdogan urges overseas Turks to vote in referendum “despite obstacles”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged Turkish citizens living abroad to participate in the upcoming referendum despite "obstacles" being placed on their...
Global human rights

UN official concerned by U.S.administration’s handling of some human rights issues

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Wednesday said he was concerned by the new U.S. administration's handling of a...

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