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Lucara finds another big gem at Karowe

 Lucara Diamond Company has annonced the recovery of an unbroken 549 carat white diamond from Karowe Diamond mine. In a press statement



De Beers reports uptick in first sales cycle to $545m on “inventory restocking”

 De Beers’ diamond  sales for the first sight or sales cycle of 2020 indicated the market may have stabilised, and could even



Lucara enters into collaboration with Louis Vuitton to polish the historic 1758 carat Sewelô, Botswana’s biggest diamond

Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Louis Vuitton ("LV"), the famous luxury House, and the



Headline inflation rate increases to 2.2% in December 2019

Headline inflation rate in December 2019 recorded an increase of 0.1% to 2.2%, up from 2.1% inflation rate in November 2019. Group



France removes Botswana from tax haven blacklist

France has updated its tax haven blacklist and has removed Botswana after complying with the rules on the exchange of information

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Econsult Botswana was established in 2005 by Dr Keith Jefferis, a former academic and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana. Econsult works in Botswana, the Southern African region and further afield, and specializes in research, economic commentary and policy-related analysis in a variety of fields. 

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The Voice (Botswana) (December 2019)
Sunday Standard (Botswana) (November 2019)
Weekend Post (Botswana) (January 2019)
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