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Ghana aspires to a diverse economy

Newly discovered oil has contributed to Ghana being heralded as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. However, as Timothy Conley reports, the country has reacted cautiously by implementing measures to protect itself against the consequences of too reliant on commodities.

In Dispute: lessons from the over-ruling of Ghana's constitution

International arbitrators appear to have ruled against Ghana’s constitutional provisions designed to ensure the country's parliament signs off major contracts, and have awarded a foreign investor a huge settlement. Luke Peterson reports.

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

An unmissable opportunity? Ghana's burning oil ambitions

The recent discovery of oil and gas reserves in Ghana presents a huge opportunity for the country and investors. However, as its minister of petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, describes, the spectre of other resource-rich African countries that have suffered from the 'oil curse' will loom large in its economic strategy.

Tanzania looks to launch sovereign wealth fund

With the recent discovery of offshore gas in Tanzania set to increase the country's annual revenue by up to $3bn, president Jakaya Kikwete has announced the possibility of establishing a sovereign wealth fund.

Growth in crossborder investments to slow: Unctad

Between 2012 and 2014, the level of crossborder investment will continue to grow but at a slower pace, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Will Ghana's political changes alter investment climate?

With Ghana's opposition party, New Patriotic Party, looking increasingly likely to secure victory in the counry's forthcoming elections, analysts believe that the investment climate is set to change dramatically for foreign investors.

African countries at risk of reduced FDI

Africa's economies are set to struggle to maintain economic course as many face decreasing FDI and portfolio inflows from the west.

African countries warned over rising debt levels

The debt levels of many African countries are reaching dangerous levels, according to DaMina Advisors.

Global business conditions worsen for mining sector: Behre Dolbear

Australia, Canada, Chile and Brazil still provide investors with the most stable political and economic conditions for investing in mining, but an annual ranking by an international mining advisory firm shows that the investment climate in the sector has deteriorated since 2010.

Fuel for thought

Will Africa be the focal point of biomass boom?

The rising price of oil coupled with newfound environmental concerns have left many countries looking to source alternative energy supplies and biofuel – long used in households across Africa – has emerged as one potential source of alternative energy. But as investors look to exploit biofuel's potential, questions are already being raised about the sustainability of the sector.

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