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Botswana central bank calls for an open economy
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Botswana central bank calls for an open economy

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE – The Bank of Botswana (BoB) has called on the government to pursue what it calls an open economy as part of its effort…

A new breed of trade unionists needed for SADC
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A new breed of trade unionists needed for SADC

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

Despite having been dead for 36 years, music legend Bob Marley’s work remains relevant in 2017 as was in the 1970s when he released most of his…

SACU under threat as S/Africa sneezes
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SACU under threat as S/Africa sneezes

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member states economies are facing a major risk due to the under performance of the South African economy, economists warned here…

Zim leads in investment policy reforms
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Zim leads in investment policy reforms

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa HARARE -  Zimbabwe is one of the leading countries globally in implementing investment policy reforms to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) as part of…

Namibian economy has steadily grown since 1990
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Namibian economy has steadily grown since 1990

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – Namibia celebrates 27 years of independence from apartheid South Africa on 21 March under the theme “United We Stand for the Love…

Zuma talks tough
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Zuma talks tough

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Tichaona Zindoga JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has reignited the emotive issue of land redistribution here, urging black parties to unite and amend the country’s constitution…

Knowledge economy appeals to youth
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Knowledge economy appeals to youth

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Jacob Kushner SOMEWHERE between the equator and the Kenyan town of Nanyuki, five students sit inside a classroom watching a YouTube video describe how to extract…

Export incentive spur production
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Export incentive spur production

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa HARARE-THE five percent export incentive the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) introduced in 2016 is spurring production in most sectors of the economy, the…

Nam on economic recovery
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Nam on economic recovery

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – The Namibian government says that it can now maintain its debt levels and does not anticipate any further budget cuts during 2017, while…

Uncertainty reigns over Namibia budget cuts
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Uncertainty reigns over Namibia budget cuts

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia’s finance ministry has vowed to continue implement austerity measures to contain the crippling liquidity crisis by cutting the budget and doing…

Kenya Warns ‘Trump Effect’ poses threat to its economy
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Kenya Warns ‘Trump Effect’ poses threat to its economy

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Felix Njini Uncertainty surrounding U.S. policies on trade and immigration poses a major external threat to East Africa’s biggest economy, Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick…

Africa’s blue economy remains in the red
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Africa’s blue economy remains in the red

Staff Reporter - Oct 31, 2016

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa CAPE TOWN–GLOBAL economic experts have previously estimated the economic value of the blue economy for Africa at over one trillion US dollars. If they…

Africa rising or African reeling?
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Africa rising or African reeling?

Staff Reporter - Oct 24, 2016

 ‘The continent as a whole heading for tough period’ By Jeffrey Gettleman NAIROBI— FOR decades Africa was eager for a new narrative, and in recent years it got…

Mauritius most competitive economy
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Mauritius most competitive economy

Staff Reporter - Oct 14, 2016

By Tatenda Gwaambuka THOUGH African economic performance remains underwhelming, there is much hope for the future. Mauritius is the 2016-2017 most competitive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa according to…

Namibian economy declines
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Namibian economy declines

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

Windhoek - The Namibian economy recorded a decline of 1,2 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 7,0 per cent growth registered in the…

Trouble is coming, Geingob tells white capital
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Trouble is coming, Geingob tells white capital

Staff Reporter - Sep 19, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK - NAMIBIA is sitting on a powder keg and white people, who still control the country’s economy and remain the biggest land owners, must…

Fitch rating: it’s not  all doom and gloom
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Fitch rating: it’s not all doom and gloom

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

THE International Rating Agency, Fitch, on August 31 released its latest assessment of the Namibian economy. Writing for The Southern Times today, JOHN STEYTLER, the economic adviser…

Behind Namibia’s  Fitch ratings – Opportunity for Namibia to reposition
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Behind Namibia’s Fitch ratings – Opportunity for Namibia to reposition

Staff Reporter - Sep 12, 2016

By Timo Shihepo New York-based credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, last week painted a bleak picture of the Namibian economy and downgraded the country’s economic outlook, causing public…

How can Africa benefit from Bitcoin?
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How can Africa benefit from Bitcoin?

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Albertus Schoeman THE market uncertainty seen in the run-up to the Brexit referendum created one big winner: Bitcoin. In the space of a week, US$3 billion,…

Synthetic diamond threat to Botswana economy
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Synthetic diamond threat to Botswana economy

Staff Reporter - Aug 29, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE-BOTSWANA’S former Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Affairs David Magang has warned that synthetic diamonds pose a serious threat to Botswana’s diamond-led economy. He…