Ghana's first global business magazine, Ghana Business & Finance, was launched in Accra on December 1, 2010. The upscale monthly business magazine is focused on serving the information needs of Ghana's top-tier media readership, including top executives of corporate Ghana, multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions as well as government agencies, international organisations and foreign investors.

At the launch of the magazine at Alisa Hotel in Accra, the Managing Editor of Ghana Business & Finance (GB&F), Mark Anthony Kwateng said: "We have observed that there is a segment of the Ghanaian media readership which is grossly underserved. These readers, mainly business leaders and policy makers need news information they can identify with and relate to; they need information they didn't have before which they could use; and they need a medium through which they could reach their discerning clients with their corporate messages. And GB&F has come to meet these needs."

"The complaint of many Ghanaian CEOs and foreign investors is that they often have to assemble all news publications in Ghana including surfing the Internet in order to gather information about a specific sector. This situation leaves a big yawning gap of accurate and relevant information to fill. That is why GB&F has accepted this challenge and to deal with it has introduced what we call the 3-dimensional business news reporting."

Mr. Kwateng explained: "With this approach, we are not just interested in breaking the usual business news through investigative business reporting, our articles go further by helping readers expand their knowledge on the subject matter to enable them to see and take advantage of existing business opportunities. The same article also tells the reader how government is helping or not helping to improve the business environment to encourage more investments or otherwise; and the article shows how Ghana is getting better or worse off with the development the magazine is reporting on."

The official launch of the magazine was performed by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Hon. Fiifi Kwetey, on behalf of the Minister of Finance, Dr. Kwabena Duffour. Other speakers at the launch were top business executives, Dr. Paa Kwasi Nduom, Chairman of Gold Coast Securities, and Mr. Francis Dadzie, president of the Advertisers Association of Ghana. The magazine is published and owned by African Business Media, a Ghanaian registered company with Ghanaian, African and non-African shareholders. The magazine is now available in all leading hotels, grocery shops, book stores and news stands.
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Member of GB&F Editorial Committee, Ms. Dede-Esi Amanor-Wilks briefs audience at the launch about GB&F's editorial approach

Ghana's Deputy Finance Minister, Fiifi Kwetey is elated to launch GB&F on behalf of Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffour

President of Advertisers Association of Ghana, Francis Dadzie gave a solidarity message at the launch of GB&F Business executive, Dr. Toby Bradbury, Chief Executive AngloGold Ashanti Ghana and CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation,
Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah applaud speakers at the GB&F launch
From left: Ghana's immediate past Public Sector Reform Minister, Dr. Paa Kwasi Nduom and Communication Consultant, Sam Fletcher are all joy to witness the birth of Ghana's first global business publication Former Presidential aspirant and business mogul, Dr. Paa Kwasi Nduom, sees GB&F as the monthly publication business people need
Mr. Fred Alipui, GB&F shareholder, said a few words on behalf of his colleagues to assure readers of a sustained resource flow to get the magazine published monthly From Left: Business mogul and politician, Dr. Paa Kwasi Nduom and Managing Editor of GB&F, Mark Anthony Kwateng pay attention to other speakers at the launch of the magazine
From Left: Fiifi Kwetey, Prof. Paul Buatsi and Dr. Paa Kwasi Nduom Ace broadcaster, Paul Adom-Otchere auctions copies of GB&F at the launch
Deputy Finance Minister, Fiifi Kwetey and Prof. Paul Buatsi, former Associate Dean at GIMPA and a member of the Editorial Committee of GB&F are full of hope for the magazine The launch venue for GB&F was filled to capacity