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Sep

19

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

Aug

30

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

Aug

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

Aug

23

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

Aug

20

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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17 June 2013
Botswana's coal sector is increasingly eyeing Eskom as a potential offtaker of supplies, with reports that sole producer, Morupile Coal Mine, ....
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29 April 2013
Aggreko, the world's largest temporary power generation firm, has entered into talks with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for the possible provision ....
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22 April 2013
A sustained drop of of Bank of Botswana Certificates (BOBC) yields in the past 18 months has forced banks to sidestep ....
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22 April 2013
The IMF's April 2013 edition of the World Economic Outlook (WEO) report projects Botswana's economy to growth 4.1% in 2013, up ....
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15 April 2013
It is reported that the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) is poised to retrench  almost half of its members, mostly those based ....
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15 April 2013
Professor Gryberg asserted that SACU reamins an impediment to the deepining of integration with the greater SADC. SADC was to have ....
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08 April 2013
As a strategy to develop the debt market BSE has introduced 3 Bond Indices namely; the Government Bond Index (GovI); Corporate ....
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03 April 2013
The ongoing power outages in the SADC region, with the exception of Mozambique, will persist until 2015 despite new power generation ....
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