Economics

Price monster guzzles fuel

10 hours ago | Economics

The international oil market is a very volatile environment, and oil prices can swing in any direction at any given moment. – Andreas Simon, Senior PRO: Mines and EnergyJo-Maré Duddy – Rising fuel prices since...

SAA aims for the sky again

10 hours ago | Economics

JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) aims to resume flights in July or August, but the restart date will depend on how the COVID-19 pandemic progresses and whether the airline can resolve a pilot dispute,...

Solar minibuses for Africa

10 hours ago | Economics

MEGAN ROWLINGAs emissions from African transport surge, governments need to find ways to encourage a shift to cleaner, healthier electric vehicles, especially among the minibus and motorcycle taxis that dominate transport in many cities, researchers...

SARB to keep rates at record low

10 hours ago | Economics

VUYANI NDABASouth Africa's Reserve Bank (SARB) will keep its repo rate unchanged as inflation remains within the bank's comfort range despite showing signs of quickening in recent months, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.All 25...

Kenya scrambles for oxygen

10 hours ago | Economics

MARION DOUET AND HILLARY ORINDEAt the peak of Kenya's third wave of Covid-19 in March, hospitals buckling under the strain of the virus saw their oxygen reserves fizzle out.Since then, they have been scrambling to...

Catastrophe could have been prevented

3 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Economics

Robin Millard - The catastrophic scale of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been prevented, an independent global panel concluded Wednesday, but a "toxic cocktail" of...

Nam secures green loan from Germany

3 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Economics

Staff Reporter – The 100-million-euro loan agreement signed by finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi and German ambassador Herbert Beck this week will fund crucial water and...

Banning subsidies that lead to over-fishing

3 days ago - 14 May 2021 | Economics

Geneva - After two decades of talks at the World Trade Organisation towards banning subsidies that contribute to over-fishing, the lead negotiator this week said...

Africa Briefs

5 days ago - 12 May 2021 | Economics

Zambia: Progress with bail-out loan programmeZambia's finance ministry said it had reached a broad agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on macroeconomic parameters, fiscal...

Rand hits 16-month high

6 days ago - 11 May 2021 | Economics

Emerging market currencies hovered around record-high levels yesterday as weak US jobs data kept the dollar under pressure, while South Africa's rand rose to a...

Nampa loses millions in 2019

6 days ago - 11 May 2021 | Economics

State-owned Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) made a comprehensive loss of nearly N$7.7 during the 2018/19 financial year, Auditor General (AG) Junias Kandjeke has found.In 2017/18,...

Africa Briefs

6 days ago - 11 May 2021 | Economics

Ghana to create more jobsThe Ghanaian government will speed up the implementation of its proposed jobs and skills programme to promote skill development and offer...

Economics

Massive increase in labour complaints

1 week ago - 10 May 2021 | Economics

The ministry of labour, industrial relations and employment creation in the 2020/21 financial year facilitated payments amounting to more than N$1.8 million on behalf of...

Africa urges patience on vaccine...

1 week ago - 10 May 2021 | Economics

NAIROBI - The African Union's health agency has welcomed US president Joe Biden's decision to waive intellectual property rights for Covis-19 vaccines, but counselled patience...

Global Covid deaths worse than...

1 week ago - 10 May 2021 | Economics

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused nearly 6.9 million deaths across the world, more than double the number officially recorded, a new analysis from the University...

NBFI sector assets rise to...

1 week ago - 07 May 2021 | Economics

The non-banking financial institutions (NBFI) sector’s assets increased to N$331.2 billion during the third quarter of 2020, according to the Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority...

China's Africa outreach poses threat...

1 week ago - 07 May 2021 | Economics

Lolita C. Baldor - The top US general for Africa has warned that a growing threat from China may come not just from the waters...

Africa Briefs

1 week ago - 07 May 2021 | Economics

Zambia denies shuttering minesZambia's Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has not been temporarily or permanently shuttered, the state-appointed provisional liquidator of the copper mine previously owned...

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