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Formal Sector Employment decrease by 0.6% in Q4 2016

According to Statistics Botswana's formal sector employment survey results, overall formal sector employment in Botswana decreased by 0.6% in the period



Formal employment in Mining & Quarrying sector declined by 26.2% in December 2016

Formal employment in the Mining & Quarrying sector fell significantly by 26.2% in December 2016, translating to 3,244 net jobs lost.



Headline inflation rate in April 2017 declines to 3.4%

Headline inflation rate in April 2017 was 3.4% down from 3.5% recorded in March 2017. According to the data released from



Bank of Botswana has revised the Pula Basket Weights and the Rate of Crawl

The Bank of Botswana has revised the Pula basket weighting of currencies and the rate of crawl in order to keep



Bank Rate maintained at 5.5%

Bank of Botswana Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has maintained the Bank Rate at 5.5 percent at a meeting held on the

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Engineering News (South Africa) (June 2017)
Mining Weekly (South Africa) (June 2017)
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