Economics

Once bitten, twice shy

2 days ago - 13 September 2019 | Economics

The Government Institutions Pension Fund says it cannot guarantee the success of its unlisted investment scheme but has taken precautions to ensure that it does not go the way of the ill-fated Development Capital Portfolio...

Inflation edges upwards

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Economics

Annual inflation in Namibia was 3.7% in August, up slightly from 3.6% the previous month, but still below the 4.4% of a year ago.Data released by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) this morning shows overall...

China's N$10bn loan still on table

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Economics

The government is yet to take up the Chinese government offer to borrow up to N$10 billion through the Export-Import Bank of China. It also appears that the government will not make a...

AfCFTA: Hard egg to crack

4 days ago - 11 September 2019 | Economics

YANNA SMITH - The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which entered into force on 30 May this year, has caused quite a furore across the continent and the common view is that the agreement...

Diversify economy to find growth

4 days ago - 11 September 2019 | Economics

Namibia needs to find ways of diversifying its struggling economy and cutting down the reliance on mining industry for sustenance, the vice chairperson of the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN), Nafiku Hamunime, said recently.Hamunime was...

Struggling NBC pulls the plug

5 days ago - 10 September 2019 | Economics

STAFF REPORTERIn an effort to contain costs, the financially crippled public broadcaster, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), yesterday announced a host of austerity measures, which...

Sierra Leone capital confronts water crisis

2 weeks ago - 28 August 2019 | Economics

Nellie Peyton - Half the year, Iyatunde Kamara worries torrential rains will wash her house off its hillside and into the rivers of waste that...

Recession to hit even harder

2 weeks ago - 27 August 2019 | Economics

Namibia is likely to spend its third consecutive year in recession in 2019, with the economic contraction worse than the previous two years.In its latest...

Xi’s bad year clouds China's celebrations

3 weeks 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...

Solar-irrigated farms face hungry elephants

3 weeks 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...

Water pollution an 'invisible threat' to global goals

3 weeks 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...

SA inflation dips as growth slows

3 weeks 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...

Economics

Ghana cashes in on slave...

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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’

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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...

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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...

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