Stanbic IBTC Analyst expects profitability and economic stability following Ghana Bank’s H1 Earnings
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As the half-year earnings season continues – to assess the performance of some banks in Ghana, Ola Alassan, West African Bank (WAB) Analyst at Stanbic IBTC joins CNBC Africa for more.
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