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  • Inflation drops to 11.9%

    August 9, 2017 1:44 PM 13

    Inflation has dropped again for the month of July from 12.1 percent in June to 11. 9 percent. Speaking to Starr News at a news conference Wednesday to announce the recent inflation figures, the acting government statistician Baah Wadie said the period under scrutiny did not experience any economic shock thus the drop. He added that the dropping of inflation

  • EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about cryptocurrency

    August 9, 2017 2:00 AM 2

    Business Insider Australia is the Australian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business news website, Business Insider. Cryptocurrencies are having a moment. You've probably heard a thing or two about Bitcoin and Ethereum. Namely, their prices seem to be skyrocketing (or plummeting, depending on the day). There's more to the story, and as the investing

  • Vice President urges manufacturing companies to add value to products

    August 8, 2017 9:08 PM 14

    Accra, Aug. 8, GNA - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday said government would continue to provide a conducive environment for businesses to grow and support the establishment of new ones. He said the Government was particularly interested in encouraging value addition since it would provide more product lines and, therefore, open more avenues

  • Opinion: A tech CEO weighs in on the controversial Google memo and why so few women are in tech

    August 8, 2017 2:10 PM 3

    Paul Griffiths sees a different reason for why tech is so dominated by men A Google engineer posted a 10-page manifesto in early August 2017 entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” The article critiqued diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In case you missed it, you can read it here. Now, I’m not normally one to wade into these types of conversations

  • Google fires employee behind anti-diversity memo

    August 8, 2017 5:37 AM 3

    (Reuters) - Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal, saying in an email to Reuters on Monday

  • Pig headed to auction breaks out of truck on highway

    August 7, 2017 11:38 PM 5

    A large pig halted traffic on a Washington highway after escaping a truck headed for auction. Washington State Trooper Rick Johnson shared a photo of the pig walking along I-5 in Federal Way on Saturday morning. Johnson said the pig was loose on the highway until good samaritans and other troopers helped guide it to the shoulder of the road. After about

  • ‘Barclays Bank will continue supporting Ghana to achieve sustainable growth’

    August 7, 2017 6:11 PM 2

    Accra, Aug.7, GNA - Mrs Patience Akyianu, the Managing Director of Barclays Bank, Ghana, has urged the Government to build an economy that rewards entrepreneurship, supports production and creates jobs. She said the Bank would continue to support the business community, entrepreneurs and the Government to achieve sustainable development. She said the Bank had transformed

  • Tesla plans to raise $1.5bn to produce new Model 3

    August 7, 2017 1:32 PM 4

    US electric car manufacturer Tesla plans to raise $1.5bn (£1.15bn) to fund production of its new Model 3 car. Tesla will raise the money by selling bonds to professional investors, despite the company having $3bn in cash. The company says it has 518,000 orders for its new car, whose price starts at $35,000. Initial production of the Model 3 started in July, with a target

  • Amazon, Flipkart 'Independence Day Sales' Offer Up to 70 Percent Discounts on Electronics

    August 7, 2017 8:19 AM 1

    Two big sales are on their way right before the Independence Day by two of the E-commerce giants in India. Amazon and Flipkart have recently announced their respective pre-Independence Day sales – The Great Indian Sale and The Big Freedom Sale. The sales are set to go live on August 12 starting 12 am. As for Flipkart’s Big Freedom Sale, smartphones

  • Visa reveals new global QR Code payments specifications

    August 6, 2017 4:30 PM 5

    Visa has announced its support of the new global QR Code Payment Specifications from EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV Specifications. The specifications cover consumer-presented and merchant-presented QR code use cases for digital payment acceptance. QR Codes are two-dimensional machine-readable barcodes, used to facilitate mobile