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Botswana: Positive prospects for the diamond sector could lead to somewhat higher rates of GDP growth in 2017-19

IMF Staff Concludes 2017 Article IV Visit to Botswana

  • Positive prospects for the diamond sector could lead to somewhat higher rates of GDP growth in 2017-19. Fiscal projections envisage moderate deficits this year and the next, with surpluses thereafter.
  • Tax revenue reforms need to be accelerated to protect public finances against any adverse developments and maintain the country’s track record of sound fiscal management.
  • The inflation rate remained low, close to the lower band of the Bank of Botswana’s inflation objective range of 3–6 percent.

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Enrique Gelbard visited Gaborone from May 1-16 for discussions on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Botswana. The discussions covered recent developments and prospects and focused on policies to support continued economic stability and promote inclusive growth. At the end of the visit, Mr. Gelbard issued the following statement: read more

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Le Botswana, destination d’investissement la plus attrayante d’Afrique

Selon l’index, le Botswana se démarque par divers facteurs, dont la meilleure cote de crédit, la balance des comptes courants, la couverture de l’importation et la facilité des affaires read more

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Botswana Most Attractive Investment Destination in Africa

According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing business read more

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PANGOLIN DIAMONDS DISCOVERS ITS FIRST KIMBERLITE IN BOTSWANA

About the Tsabong North Project

The Tsabong North Project, located approximately 100 km north of the town of Tsabong in south-western Botswana, is 1,545 km2 in size. It is comprised of anomalous concentrations of kimberlite indicators and has large geo-botanical features. Pangolin has already identified more than 50 drill-ready aeromagnetic targets in the Project area, several of which have surface areas exceeding 20 hectares. Exploration activities in the area are guided in part by the recommendations of a National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report prepared for the Project. read more

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African energy company to expand operations in the continent

Cennergi, a recently-formed African energy company which is committed to providing energy solutions to Africans, is reported to be gearing up to acquire sizeable operational energy assets in generation on the African continent, according to  Liz Hart, Siyenza Management. read more

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CHINA, AFRICA EXPLORE NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO COOPERATE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES, STRENGTHEN INNOVATIONS

Chinese and African leaders will come together at the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation to explore new partnerships to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing Africa and strengthen an innovative health partnership based on south-south cooperation. This year’s roundtable is the first to take place on the African continent. It will focus on promoting sustainable health solutions that meet the needs and priorities of African countries and draw on China’s unique expertise. read more

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Standard Bank Group ranked the world’s 12th greenest bank

Standard Bank Group has been ranked the 12th “greenest” bank in the world and the cleanest in Africa by Bloomberg Markets. read more

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Pangolin’s Diamond Drilling in Botswana Returns 45 Mantle-Derived Indicator Garnets

Pangolin Diamonds Corp. is building a leading diamond exploration and development company in the heart of Botswana, the world’s leading diamond producing country by value. The Company is the 100% owner of 11 Prospecting Licenses covering 5,307 km2, including the Tsabong North, Jwaneng South, Malatswae and Mmadinare Projects. read more

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Breakbulk Africa Congress 2013 Promises Unsurpassed Breakbulk & Project Cargo Logistics Education, Strategy & Networking

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Michael Lalor, Ernst & Young’s Director of Strategy and Innovation-Africa Business Center, will outline sub-Saharan Africa’s development, investment trends and proposed capital projects during the Day One keynote speech at the Breakbulk Africa Congress 2013 (http://www.breakbulk.com) (April 15-18, 2013 Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town). read more

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