Economics

SA, Namibia to enhance bilateral trade

22 hours ago | Economics

South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has said Namibia and South Africa are working towards enhancing bilateral trade.Nkoana-Mashabane, in her capacity as Special Envoy of President Jacob Zuma, delivered a message...

India targets Africa

22 hours ago | Economics

India will unleash its highest level of economic diplomacy at the next week’s African Development Bank (AfDB) conference in the western city of Ahmedabad, with the aim of setting quantifiable targets of international economic and...

IMF raises SA forecast

22 hours ago | Economics

The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for economic growth in South Africa, saying that the end of the worst drought in more than a century will lift agricultural production while rising commodity prices will...

Diamonds to drive growth - IMF

3 days ago - 19 May 2017 | Economics

The International Monetary Fund says strong diamond sales could spur growth in Botswana following a recent visit to the diamond rich country. Reflecting on the IMF's visit, its mission head, Enrique Gelbard said: “Following...

UK households suffer financial squeeze

4 days ago - 18 May 2017 | Economics

Inflation has gnawed further into the budgets of British households this month, according to a survey that suggests the greatest financial squeeze for consumers since mid-2014 as a national election approaches. The IHS Markit Household...

Import costs expected to rise

6 days ago - 16 May 2017 | Economics

Inflation may well be driven by the threat of two interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, an anticipated Moody's downgrade for South Africa and...

AfDB to study projects

6 days ago - 16 May 2017 | Economics

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will after due consideration make a decision as to whether it will avail N$3 billion for infrastructure projects. This...

Government secures N$10 billion loan

1 week ago - 12 May 2017 | Economics

The government has secured a N$10 billion loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and intends to use the money to fund the fiscal deficit...

Inflation increases slightly

1 week ago - 12 May 2017 | Economics

OGONE TLHAGE Inflation showed a slight increase for the month of April, increasing by 0.1% on a month-to-month basis, according...

Govt loans N$10 billion from AfDB

1 week ago - 11 May 2017 | Economics

The Namibian government has made a loan of N$6 billion with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance its budgetary deficit, finance minister Calle Schlettwein...

Namibia competitive in Africa

1 week ago - 10 May 2017 | Economics

Namibia has been ranked as one of the most competitive countries in Africa. Ranked sixth on the continent, it comes in behind Mauritius, South...

Investor clarity needed, says Gigaba

1 week ago - 10 May 2017 | Economics

South Africa needs to provide policy clarity to boost investor confidence in the wake of a recent cabinet reshuffle and a pledge to introduce “radical...

Economics

NDP5 to be launched this...

2 weeks ago - 03 May 2017 | Economics

The fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) is expected to be launched this month, according to National Planning Commission spokesperson Fillemon Nangonya.The plan will be officially...

Fitch rates Namibia AAA

3 weeks ago - 25 April 2017 | Economics

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Namibia's national rating on the South African scale to AAA from AA+. Despite the upgrade, Fitch's outlook remains negative. Fitch has...

Nigeria ups output

4 weeks ago - 24 April 2017 | Economics

Nigeria's economy, which contracted in 2016, performed better in the first three months of this year than during the previous three quarters on improved oil...

IMF pushes for inclusion

4 weeks ago - 24 April 2017 | Economics

As the global recovery gathers pace, the IMF is turning up the volume on its call for wealthy countries to address popular anger over the...

Zambia looks to IMF

1 month - 21 April 2017 | Economics

Zambia plans to reach an aid deal for as much as US$1.6 billion with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by the end of April, finance...

RDP laments education budget cuts

1 month - 20 April 2017 | Economics

The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) says the Swapo-led government misled the Namibian public for political point-scoring when it announced free primary and secondary...

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