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Banks in Ghana generate more income from assets than US, Brazil, Nigeria – The Banker You Are Here: Home » General News , Lead Story » Banks in Ghana generate more income from assets than US, Brazil, Nigeria – The Banker Banks in Ghana generate a high proportion of fee and commission income from their assets than any other country worldwide, according to a survey published by British magazine The Banker April 2012. The survey saw Ghana up at number one among top 10 countries which included Nigeria (2nd), Argentina (3rd), Senegal (4th) and Brazil (5th). Poland, Tanzania, Mexico, Romania and the United States followed accordingly from 6th to 10th. The Banker said it measured the fee and commission income as a proportion of total assets to provide a fee income return on assets (ROA) figure for all the markets. Ghana made nearly 2.5% income return from assets while Nigeria had nearly 2.2% based on the 2010 data. Despite four African countries featuring in the top 10 for fee income ROA, The Banker said this could “reflect a shortage of quality lending opportunities”. Banks in Ghana generate more income from assets than US, Brazil, Nigeria – The Banker
LeapFrog to acquire stake in Ghanaian insurance firm Express Life with $5.5m investment You Are Here: Home » Insurance » LeapFrog to acquire stake in Ghanaian insurance firm Express Life with $5.5m investment LeapFrog Investments, a global impact investing funds company, on Tuesday announced its largest ever private foreign investment in the history of Ghana’s insurance industry. The $5.5 million investment will allow LeapFrog to acquire a majority stake in Express Life Insurance Company, a Ghanaian insurance firm founded by Obed Kweku Danquah, Executive Chairman of Express Group of Companies. Express Life Insurance market share below one percent market share in the country is expected to increase significantly with the injection and also meet the new minimum capital requirement of one million dollars for insurance firms in Ghana. It will also pave way for Express Life to draw on LeapFrog’s capital and distinctive operational expertise to become the market leader in serving the large untapped market of low-income consumers in Ghana. Source: GNA Comments LeapFrog to acquire stake in Ghanaian insurance firm Express Life with $5.5m investment
Ghana should be a ripe market for mobile money. It is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a handful of providers have been aggressively competing and investing in mobile money for several years now. Yet, as CGAP has written about before, the market has been slow to take off. The Bank of Ghana (BoG) was early to recognize the potential for branchless banking and issued guidelines in 2008 to support its development. So, how have the guidelines influenced the development of the market? Instead, MNOs have by and large been leading the mobile money services. The Bank of Ghana recognizes the discrepancy of market developments from its original vision and has re-engaged the entire range of market players – including MNOs – in a dialogue around the regulatory framework.The private sector in Ghana has responded very positively to the overtures of the Central Bank and the prospects of a more flexible regulatory environment. Unintentional Consequences: Branchless Banking In Ghana Unintentional Consequences: Branchless Banking In Ghana
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Accounting is no easy task, as suggested by the challenges of receivables payment management, which includes bad debt write-offs, making the accounts receivable staff more productive, and portfolio risks. It is, therefore, important for a finance team to delegate tasks and do more despite having the minimum number of employees in the department. Processes to Automate Payment automation is beneficial for any company, especially in its finance team, as it significantly reduces the time usually spent on repetitive and tedious processes. Moreover, the process ensures the transparency of financial transactions. You can make your finance team work faster with these processes: Collections Collections give you accurate results to help you identify who has not paid while automation of collections gives you information in real time, along with regular reminders. Your team can easily write reports and oversee collections through payment automation. Invoice Creation Financial Reports Billing Know your goals. Help Your Finance Team Spend More Time on Strategic Tasks
Under the new definition, so long as the foreign company’s ownership of an Indian entity is within the foreign investment limits prescribed by the government for that sector, the company will be treated as “Indian” for the purposes of the FCRA. The Last Laugh: All the foreign companies who give money to the BJP have now been legally redefined as “Indian”. File photo of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI New Delhi: The Modi government has quietly moved to let the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress off the legal hook for violating the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 (FCRA) when they accepted donations from the London-based multinational, Vedanta. The Delhi high court ruled in 2014 that both parties were guilty of violating the FCRA and ordered the government and the Election Commission to act against them. The clever amendment to the FCRA in the Finance Bill says, What to read next: In "Politics" Revealed: Jaitley Redefines ‘Foreign’ as ‘Indian’ to Get BJP, Congress Off the Hook for FCRA Violation
Why no action against BJP, Congress for foreign funding: Delhi HC asks Centre- The New Indian Express NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the central government on a contempt plea that alleged that the government had failed to act against the Congress and the BJP for accepting foreign funding. Justice Manmohan issued a show cause notice to the Union Home Secretary on the contempt plea filed by NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The court posted the matter for next hearing on July 20. On March 28, 2014, the court held both the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Congress guilty of receiving foreign funds from Vedanta Group subsidiaries in violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA). The court on Tuesday asked the government and the Election Commission to act against the two political parties within six months. Advocate Pranav Sachdeva appearing for ADR told the court that even after the lapse of three years of the court's order, the government had not taken any action.
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