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Annual inflation rate decreases to 3.0% in August 2018

Headline inflation rate decreased to 3.0% in August 2018 from 3.1% in July 2018. Inflation decreased for several group indices while



Policy rate maintained at 5%

Bank of Botswana's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has maintained the Bank Rate at 5% at the meeting held on the 23



GDP grows by 3.3% during the year to March 2018

Real GDP growth picked up during the first quarter of 2018, recording year-on-year growth of 3.3%, compared to 2.4% in Q4



Mining growth improves Q1 2018, recording its highest growth since Q1 2015

The mining sector recorded an improved year-on-year growth of minus 0.3% during the first quarter of 2018, its highest since Q1



Annual inflation rate unchanged at 3.1% in July 2018

Annual inflation rate in July 2018 was 3.1%, same rate as in June 2018. Several group indices recorded upward and downward

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Econsult has a variety of clients including Governments, International and Regional Organisations, and the Private Sector. Key clients over the eight years of the firm's operation include:

  • Ace Gibb
  • African Alliance
  • African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnership (ACHAP)
  • African Development Bank
  • BancABC (Botswana)
  • Banco Nacional de Angola
  • Bank Gaborone
  • Bank of South Sudan
  • Barclays Bank of Botswana
  • Bergstan Africa (Botswana)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Botswana Building Society (BBS)
  • Botswana Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
  • Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)
  • Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM)
  • Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL)
  • Botswana Post
  • Business Botswana
  • Capital Resources (Botswana/UK)
  • Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
  • Cash Bazaar Holdings Ltd
  • Central Bank of Lesotho
  • Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion (CENFRI)
  • Chatham House
  • CIC Energy Ltd
  • Citigroup South Africa
  • Committee of Central Bank Governors (CCBG) - SADC
  • Debswana Diamond Company
  • Debswana Pension Fund
  • DiamonEx (Australia/Botswana)
  • Deloitte and Touche (Botswana)
  • EOH Consulting (Botswana)
  • Financial Sector Development Africa
  • Finmark Trust
  • First National Bank of Botswana
  • Government of Botswana (Office of the President, National Strategy Office, Department of Public Service Management, Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatisation Agency, Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Vision 2016 Council, Education Hub, Transport Hub)
  • Government of Zimbabwe (Ministry of Finance)
  • Health and Development Africa (HDA)
  • Imani Development (Mauritius/South Africa)
  • International Financial Services Centre (IFSC)
  • International Growth Centre (IGC)
  • Investec Asset Management Botswana
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • KPMG Botswana
  • Letshego Financial Services
  • Lion Ore Ltd (Tati Nickel)
  • Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Initiative
  • Marketwork
  • Mascom Wireless (Botswana)
  • Namibian Social Security Commission
  • Nedbank Africa (South Africa)
  • Nedbank Capital (South Africa)
  • Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA)
  • Oikocredit (South Africa)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Peermont Global/Sun International (Botswana)
  • PPC Cement Botswana
  • PWC Consulting
  • Quiroz Galvao
  • Royal Monetary Authority, Bhutan
  • Rwanda Capital Markets Authority
  • Security Systems Ltd (Botswana)
  • Smartswitch (Botswana)
  • Social Security Commission (Namibia)
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Stanbic Bank Botswana
  • Thomas Cook India Ltd
  • Tati Nickel Mining Co./ LionOre Mining International (Botswana/South Africa)
  • UN Capital Development Fund
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Botswana & Uganda
  • World Bank