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Jan

06

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

Dec

15

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

Dec

15

Business Confidence increases to 43%

Bank of Botswana's Business Confidence Survey showed that overall business confidence has increased to 43 percent in H2 2016 up from

Dec

15

Formal sector employment improves in March 2016

The fomal sector employment survey by Statistics Botswana for March 2016 showed that employment increased by 0.2 percent  from 403,681 persons

Oct

26

Diamonds weigh on Botswana's trade balance

Trade balance in July 2016 was a deficit of P175.9 million from the revised surplus of P2,627.7 million in June 2016.

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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. 

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
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  • 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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Mmegi (Botswana) (August 2016)
Daily News (Botswana) (August 2016)  
Mmegi (Botswana) (September 2016)  
The Patriot (Botswana) (November 2016)
 
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