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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



Forbes to host first-ever Under 30 Africa Summit in Botswana

Forbes announced that it’s hosting the first-ever Under 30 Africa Summit in Botswana, April 19-23, 2020, a move that recognizes Botswana



Profit Margins Improve at $425M De Beers Sale

De Beers’ rough sales totalled $425 million in December, the highest since April, as lower price levels and better profit margins

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Welcome to Econsult Botswana (Pty) Ltd.

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. 

Key areas of work include:

  • Macroeconomic policy reviews; analysis of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies
  • Analysis of macroeconomic data and trends in the economies of Southern Africa
  • Financial system development and banking sector issues; regulation and licensing of financial institutions; competition and access; stock market and capital market development
  • Economic impact analysis for industrial, mining and energy projects
  • Trade and industrial policy
  • Regional integration
  • Poverty analysis, social development and poverty alleviation policies
  • Analysis of the economic impact of HIV/AIDS
  • Regulatory reform


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