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May

25

Annual GDP slows in 2019, records 3.0% year-on-year growth.

The rate of growth of the Botswana economy slowed during 2019, as a result of contraction in the mining sector, particularly

May

25

Headline inflation rate increases to 2.5% in April 2020

Annual inflation rate increased to 2.5% in April 2020, up from 2.2% recorded in March 2020. The increase in inflation rate

Mar

24

MOODY'S AFFIRMS THE “A2” AND THE STABLE OUTLOOK SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING FOR BOTSWANA

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Botswana's sovereign credit rating of ‘A2’ for long-term bonds denominated in both domestic and foreign currency,

Feb

28

Botswana Seeks New De Beers Diamond Sales Deal by End of April

 Botswana plans to conclude negotiations with De Beers on a diamond sales agreement by the end of April to replace the

Feb

28

De Beers Posts Lowest Profit Since End of Diamond Monopoly

 Not since at least the early 2000s, when De Beers gave up its global monopoly on diamonds, has the company earned

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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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03 April 2013
In a bid to unlock the value of the massive coal resources in Eastern Botswana, it is reported that Transport ministers ....
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27 March 2013
Buyers in India and China have expressed strong interest in securing thermal coal supplies from Botswana, as the two Asian nations ....
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27 March 2013
David Magang, a former Cabinet Minister, has asserted that some employers are shunning graduates from local tertiary education institutions saying they ....
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21 March 2013
 Lucara Diamond Corp has recovered a 239.2 carat diamond, as well as a 124 carat and a 71.1 carat stone at ....
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19 March 2013
The current dry spell is most likely to affect food production in the SADC region again this year. The recent Agromet ....
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14 March 2013
 Proffesor Tabulawa of UB asserted that the development of culturally sensetive pedagogies is needed to make education more inclusive and to ....
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14 March 2013
Botswana's Coal mining Industry has been advised to seek investment that will drive expansion in energy generation as opposed to exporting ....
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