Economics

The great unwind and calls for reforms, structural change

21 hours ago | Economics

Lazarus Shigwedha - Balance sheet recessions are the toughest to manage when they occur simultaneously with distressed debt conditions in the wider economy. During balance sheet recessions, asset values dissipate, while debt commitments become increasingly...

Africa Briefs

1 day - 18 July 2019 | Economics

Morocco urged to press ahead with dirham floatThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) reiterated on Tuesday its call on Morocco to move towards a greater exchange rate flexibility with a view to strengthening the economy’s resilience...

Zim public workers threaten strike over wages

1 day - 18 July 2019 | Economics

Nelson Banya - Zimbabwe's public workers on Tuesday said they would go on strike if the government failed to increase their wages to at least US$475 per month for the lowest paid employee, as resurgent...

Lagarde resigns, IMF hunt begins

1 day - 18 July 2019 | Economics

Washington - Christine Lagarde will resign from the International Monetary Fund on September 12 as she awaits final word on her nomination to the presidency of the European Central Bank, she announced Tuesday.Her departure allows...

Lipton: Capitalism needs 'course correction'

1 day - 18 July 2019 | Economics

Paris - Rising anger at the increasing inequality blamed on globalisation calls for a change of directions, acting IMF chief David Lipton said Tuesday.But he said, that does not mean there is an "inherent flaw...

Keeping up with the neighbours

2 days ago - 17 July 2019 | Economics

LuandaYou would need around US$2 535.97 in Windhoek to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with US$7 600 in Luanda, assuming...

Life compared to the Big Apple

2 days ago - 17 July 2019 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – Consumers’ burden over the past 12 months has lightened somewhat compared to fellow shoppers elsewhere in Africa: Namibia is currently rated as...

German investors turned off

2 days ago - 17 July 2019 | Economics

German Bundesrat (Federal Council) president Daniel Günther says German investors are ready to invest in Namibia, but policy uncertainties around wealth redistribution and property rights...

Zim inflation almost doubles, stirring memories of economic chaos

2 days ago - 17 July 2019 | Economics

MacDonald Dzirutwe and Karin Strohecker - Prices of cooking oil and other basics soared in Zimbabwe as inflation nearly doubled in June, piling pressure on...

Refugees target global markets with luxury crafts

2 days ago - 17 July 2019 | Economics

Nita Bhalla - Rwandan refugee Anita Claudine knows the odds are stacked against her, but the fashion designer is unfazed in her ambition to one...

Filing tax returns online

3 days ago - 16 July 2019 | Economics

Elizabeth Joseph The Integrated Tax Administration System (ITAS) is a technology solution that allows taxpayers to file their returns online, which creates ease and comfort.A...

Economic panel targets N$14bn

2 weeks ago - 04 July 2019 | Economics

The high-level panel on the Namibian economy is scheduled to host an investment summit at the end of this month, which will ignite the process...

Economics

West African 'eco' dream gives...

2 weeks ago - 03 July 2019 | Economics

Philippe Siuberski and Malick Rokhy - For decades it was a dream of West African finance ministers: ushering in a regional single currency to boost...

Hunger for beef offers rewards,...

2 weeks ago - 03 July 2019 | Economics

Célia Lebur - With over 200 million people and an emerging middle class, Nigeria is witnessing a boom in demand for meat that offers potential...

British PM favourite Johnson set...

2 weeks ago - 03 July 2019 | Economics

Elizabeth Piper - Loose cannon or influential statesman - what kind of British prime minister would Boris Johnson make on the world stage? Judging by...

Kavango East youth unemployment at...

3 weeks ago - 25 June 2019 | Economics

Youth unemployment in Kavango East currently stands at a whopping 62.5%.This was revealed by Kavango East governor Samuel Mbambo yesterday in his State of the...

Experts knock US$1bn investment drive

4 weeks ago - 21 June 2019 | Economics

Experts are sceptical about government's plan to attract new investments worth US$1 billion from both locals and foreigners during the 2019 Namibia Economic Summit that...

Móre red growth figures

4 weeks ago - 20 June 2019 | Economics

Namibia’s economy grew by -2.0% annually in the first quarter of 2019, the worst quarterly performance since the last three months of 2017.Data released by...

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