Economics

What is land reform all about, or what could...

4 days ago - 21 September 2018 | Economics

Over the past few months, these essays in Market Watch have attempted to shed light on features of Namibian livelihoods and land that are not well understood or that are often disregarded.Among other things, the...

Africa in brief

4 days ago - 21 September 2018 | Economics

South Africa's CPI slows to 4.9%South Africa's headline consumer inflation slowed unexpectedly in August, data showed onWednesday, with analysts saying the print could make the central bank take a less hawkish tone when it delivers...

Recession clings, agriculture in trouble

5 days ago - 20 September 2018 | Economics

Namibia’s economy grew by -0.2% in the second quarter of this year, according to GDP data just released by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).In the first quarter of 2018, the economy also grew by -0.2%,...

Africa in brief

5 days ago - 20 September 2018 | Economics

Donors halt aid to Zambian social-welfare schemeBritain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that US$4 million they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on...

Africa in brief

6 days ago - 19 September 2018 | Economics

Angolan Nov oil exports may fallAngola will export less crude oil in November than in October, based on a preliminary loading schedule on Monday that showed shipments will likely fall to their lowest since August.The...

Slight uptick in new vehicle sales

1 week ago - 18 September 2018 | Economics

A total of 1 061 new vehicles were sold in Namibia in August, 1.7% more than August 2017, according to the latest stats released by...

Boom in copper exports

1 week ago - 18 September 2018 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – An annual surge in the export of copper cathodes, as well as a once-off export of vessels boosted Namibia’s total exports in...

RFIN 2018 conference to focus on legislative changes...

1 week ago - 18 September 2018 | Economics

Retirement funds themselves contribute to Namibian revenue and make the collection of income tax more efficient- Gerson Kamatuka, acting chairperson, RFINThe conference will explore how...

Africa in brief

1 week ago - 18 September 2018 | Economics

Nigerian finance minister resignsNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of finance minister Kemi Adeosun, who said she stepped down over allegations of...

Boom in exports to China

1 week ago - 17 September 2018 | Economics

Namibia exported goods, mainly copper cathodes, worth nearly N$3.05 billion to China in the second quarter of this year. This is nearly N$2.68 billion or...

SOE commercial restructuring non-negotiable

1 week ago - 14 September 2018 | Economics

NDAMA NAKASHOLEThe reform of public enterprises will be accelerated as soon as the new legislation has been promulgated, public enterprises minister Leon Jooste said on...

South African companies will avoid Turkey-type crisis

1 week ago - 14 September 2018 | Economics

Deep and liquid local debt capital markets have reduced the need for South African companies to borrow abroad, making them less vulnerable to a financial...

Economics

Inflation dips in August

1 week ago - 13 September 2018 | Economics

The overall inflation rate in Namibia last month was 4.4%, down from 4.5% in July.The last two months registered the highest overall rates so far...

Moody’s warns against rising debt

1 week ago - 13 September 2018 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – The international credit rating agency Moody’s expects government’s debt to continue rising and reach 50% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020.Moody’s...

Namibians urged to pay attention...

1 week ago - 13 September 2018 | Economics

FNB executive officer: business Johan van der Westhuizen this week said that since cheques convey a written instruction to one’s bank to pay money from...

Emerging markets threatened by US-China...

1 week ago - 13 September 2018 | Economics

The intensifying trade war between China and the United States could "shock" emerging markets that are already in danger, the head of the International Monetary...

Loans come with Chinese workers,...

1 week ago - 12 September 2018 | Economics

Economics professor Roman Grynberg has sounded a warning regarding the N$10 billion loan facility being offered by the Chinese government to Namibia.“When similar levels of...

Namibia to source funds from...

1 week ago - 12 September 2018 | Economics

Namibia will explore the possibility of sourcing funds from the New Development Bank (NDB), formerly known as the BRICS Development Bank, to finance the establishment...

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