Monthly Archives: June 2015

Commodity Analysis: 5 for $1 Bananas

On my way to work this morning i decided to buy some fruits from my usual fruit seller.  So being the commodities economics nerd that i am, i usually try to scan through the prices real quickly to spot the

Commodity Analysis: 5 for $1 Bananas

On my way to work this morning i decided to buy some fruits from my usual fruit seller.  So being the commodities economics nerd that i am, i usually try to scan through the prices real quickly to spot the

Economic Analysis: How the Floods Exposed Ghana’s Infrastructure Gap

Ghana requires some $15 billion over the next decade in order to address gaps in its infrastructure, the Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said on Tuesday, after flooding in Accra last week exposed problems with creaking public services.  According to him,

Economic Analysis: How the Floods Exposed Ghana’s Infrastructure Gap

Ghana requires some $15 billion over the next decade in order to address gaps in its infrastructure, the Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said on Tuesday, after flooding in Accra last week exposed problems with creaking public services.  According to him,

Commodity Analysis: An Asian Demand-Driven Rally, And A Pesky National Debt…

Cocoa closed on March 31, 2015 at $2699 per ton, which was down over 7.25% for the first quarter of the year. On Friday, May 15, active month July cocoa futures settled at $3133 – an increase of 16% in

Commodity Analysis: An Asian Demand-Driven Rally, And A Pesky National Debt…

Cocoa closed on March 31, 2015 at $2699 per ton, which was down over 7.25% for the first quarter of the year. On Friday, May 15, active month July cocoa futures settled at $3133 – an increase of 16% in

MacroEconomic Analysis: Moody’s that Ghana’s Commodity Dependence Is Straining Her Already Weak Credit Profile…

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Ghana’s sovereign rating and put the country on a negative outlook to reflect an increasing debt burden, large fiscal imbalances and a sharp weakening of the cedi currency.  The downgrade from by one notch to B3

MacroEconomic Analysis: Moody’s that Ghana’s Commodity Dependence Is Straining Her Already Weak Credit Profile…

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Ghana’s sovereign rating and put the country on a negative outlook to reflect an increasing debt burden, large fiscal imbalances and a sharp weakening of the cedi currency.  The downgrade from by one notch to B3

Commodity Analysis Report: The Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop Failure, the Possible Causes and Potential Impacts to the Global Cocoa Commodity Markets..

Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop failure, Possible Causes/Reasons and Possible Solutions…     Brief history of Cocoa in Ghana Cocoa originated from around the headwaters of the Amazon in South America. Its cultivation and value spread in ancient times throughout

Commodity Analysis Report: The Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop Failure, the Possible Causes and Potential Impacts to the Global Cocoa Commodity Markets..

Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop failure, Possible Causes/Reasons and Possible Solutions…     Brief history of Cocoa in Ghana Cocoa originated from around the headwaters of the Amazon in South America. Its cultivation and value spread in ancient times throughout

Case Study: Niche Cocoa Industry Ltd. Improving Productivity in it’s Cocoa Processing Activities in Ghana…

Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process. Now the second largest exporter of

Case Study: Niche Cocoa Industry Ltd. Improving Productivity in it’s Cocoa Processing Activities in Ghana…

Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process. Now the second largest exporter of