Ghana’s equities market outlook
03 July 2019 | 9:29 am
Ghana’s Composite Index was down 6.9 per cent in the first half of the year, while the Financial Stock index was also down by 2.9 per cent. Emmanuel Zewu, Vice President for the Economic Research and Policy Analysis Unit at New Era Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
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A keenly-watched malaria vaccine from Oxford University has secured its first approval, in Ghana, as the African country ramps up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
An Oxford University malaria vaccine has been approved for use in Ghana. The African country is ramping up efforts to combat the mosquito-borne disease that kills a child every minute.
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