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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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16 February 2018
The Bank of Botswana's (BoB) Monetary Policy Committe (MPC) has maintained the Bank Rate at 5% due to positive price stability ....
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09 February 2018
The recently released formal sector employment data by Statistics Botswana for September 2017 continue to show an overall decrease in the ....
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06 February 2018
The economy is forecast to grow by 4.7% and 5.3% in 2017 and 2018 respectively due to a positive economic outlook ....
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01 February 2018
Formal employment for June 2017 showed an overall decrease in the number of formally employed persons in Botswana. The total number ....
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22 January 2018
The annual inflation rate in December 2017 increased to 3.2% from 2.9% inflation rate in November 2017. According to data from ....
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22 January 2018
Annual real GDP growth fell during Q3 2017 recording year-on-year real growth of 1.8%, down from 3.1% in Q2 2017. The ....
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22 January 2018
The Business Expectations Survey (BES) by Bank of Botswana for H2 2017 showed an overall decline in business confidence from 48% in H1 ....
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22 November 2017
Formal sector employment in Botswana continued to move downwards in the first quarter of 2017. Overall formal sector employment decreased by ....
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