Economics

Xi’s bad year clouds China's celebrations

3 days ago - 22 August 2019 | Economics

Helen Roxburgh - It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of Communism in China, and of president Xi Jinping's authority as the country's undisputed leader for years to come.But as the...

Solar-irrigated farms face hungry elephants

3 days ago - 22 August 2019 | Economics

Lungelo Ndhlovu - When one of Zimbabwe's first solar mini-grid systems was installed in this drought-prone village near the Botswana border in 2016, residents thought their problems were solved.Cheap, clean power ran irrigation pumps that...

Water pollution an 'invisible threat' to global goals

3 days ago - 22 August 2019 | Economics

Kim Harrisberg – Water pollution threatens nearly all the globally agreed development goals to end environmental destruction, poverty and suffering by 2030, economists warned in a report on Tuesday, citing the largest-ever database on the...

SA inflation dips as growth slows

3 days ago - 22 August 2019 | Economics

South Africa's inflation last month dipped to 4.0%, its lowest level since January, the statistics agency said yesterday. In June, inflation was 4.5%.The decline was attributed to prices of food and transport slowing down. The...

'Insolvent' NBC wants bigger bailout

4 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Economics

The NBC needs N$313.2 million and N$4 million respectively from government to pay its outstanding liability in the form of post-medical aid benefits and severance pay to its employees.The state broadcaster has its eyes fixed...

Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

4 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Economics

Alessandra Prentice and Siphiwe Sibeko - In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms...

Africa Briefs

4 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Economics

SA: No 'big bang' approach to nuclearSouth Africa will not adopt a "big bang" approach to building new nuclear power capacity but instead add capacity...

Recognising traditional authorities ‘costly’

4 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Economics

GOBABIS - President Hage Geingob said the constant applications for the recognition of traditional authorities is financially unsustainable for government and causes tribal division.Speaking at...

White House mulling tax cut

4 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Economics

Washington - The White House is considering cutting taxes or reversing tariffs to head off a recession, US media reported yesterday, despite president Donald Trump's...

US economists expect recession in 2020 or 2021

4 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Economics

Washington - A majority of economists expect a US recession in the next two years, but have pushed back the onset amid Federal Reserve actions.A...

Zim deploys security forces

5 days ago - 20 August 2019 | Economics

Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo yesterday to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a...

Risks to growth 'increasing by the day'

5 days ago - 20 August 2019 | Economics

Nuzulack Dausen - The US-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa's economic prospects that are "increasing by the day," the head...

Economics

Defence spends half a billion...

6 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Economics

The ministry of defence spent about N$491.7 million for three consecutive financial years without the approval of Treasury.This is in direct contravention of the State...

Serious food, water shortage in...

6 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Economics

There is a severe shortage of food and water in Windhoek rural constituencies, Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has said.Speaking at the Khomas town hall meeting...

Zim calls off protests after...

6 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Economics

Harare - Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off on Friday after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed...

Best July in four years

1 week ago - 16 August 2019 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – July’s food inflation data contain sweet and sour, but mostly sweet ingredients: The overall figure of 3.7% is the mildest so far...

Zim opposition vows protests

1 week ago - 16 August 2019 | Economics

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition party has vowed to go ahead with protests week against the worsening economy, dismissing government threats to stop the demonstrations.The...

Africa Briefs

1 week ago - 16 August 2019 | Economics

South Africa yesterday announced visa waivers for four countries in a bid to boost tourism amid an economic crisis and falling visitor numbers.Visitors from Qatar,...

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