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Botswana falls on Doing Business Ranking 2020

Botswana fell one place down on the recently released World Bank's Doing Business (DB) report 2020. Botswana performs poorly on the



De Beers Reduces Prices at November 2019 Sight

De Beers reduced rough diamond prices of the higher-end goods at its November sightholder sales, but noted that further discounts were



BDP scores another victory, despite a stiff opposition challenge

The 12th Botswana general election held on October 23rd was won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The 2019 elections



Headline inflation was unchanged at 3.5% in January 2019

Annual inflation rate remained at 3.5% in January 2019, same as inflation rate in December 2018. Inflation decreased for several group



Botswana Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been rebased to December 2018, from the base period of September 2016

The Botswana Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been rebased to December 2018, based on the results from the 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic

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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
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Sunday Standard (Botswana) (November 2019)
Weekend Post (Botswana) (January 2019)
Mmegi (Botswana) (February 2018)
Sunday Standard (Botswana) (February 2018)
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