Ekonomie

WTO's goods trade index hits record low

3 dae gelede | Ekonomie

GENEVA - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Wednesday its goods trade indicator fell to the lowest level since its launch, indicating global trade was likely to fall "precipitously" in the first half of...

Virus could send millions in Africa into 'extreme poverty'

3 dae gelede | Ekonomie

United Nations, United States - UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has warned that millions of people could be pushed into extreme poverty in Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic and called for "global solidarity" with the...

World Bank chief frustrated by private creditors

3 dae gelede | Ekonomie

WASHINGTON - World Bank Group president David Malpass said on Tuesday that he is frustrated at the reluctance of private creditors to participate in a debt relief programme for the world's poorest countries and believes...

Covid a wake-up call for better productivity

6 dae gelede | Ekonomie

The ministry of labour, industrial relations and employment creation said the coronavirus crisis is a wake-up call for organised business and labour to be well-positioned and to be given the responsibility to drive the 'productive...

Celebratory note here

6 dae gelede | Ekonomie

Namibia’s new N$30 banknote displayed in Windhoek. Market Watch yesterday incorrectly reported that the note was launched in celebration of Namibia’s 31st Independence Anniversary. In fact, Namibia this year celebrated 30 years of independence. Market...

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Zim hungry as virus compounds climate woes

6 dae gelede | Ekonomie

MacDonald Dzirutwe - Rosemary Pamire struggled to feed her family well before Zimbabwe entered lockdown in March to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Now she can...

Otji tables budget of N$143 mln for 2020/21

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

The construction activities on a multipurpose open market at Otjiwarongo is a top priority of the municipality this year.The chairperson of the Otjiwarongo municipality’s management...

Africa Briefs

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

SARB: Another rate cut expectedThe South Africa Reserve Bank is expected to cut interest rates by 50 basis points on Thursday to a record low...

Fiscal consolidation in the time of Covid-19

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

Naufiku Hamunime - Given the rapid pace of developments, it’s difficult to accurately quantify the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the domestic economy.However, the...

Trade surplus recorded in March

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

Jo-Maré Duddy – Namibia’s imports of food and medical supplies related to Covid-19 “was not too pronounced” last month as the Khomas and Erongo regions...

Budget won’t be tabled Tuesday

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

The ministry of finance has confirmed that the 2020/21 Budget will not be tabled on Tuesday, 19 May, as was widely expected.“We wrote a letter...

Corona Watch

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

LesothoLesotho, the last African country to have been unaffected by coronavirus, yesterday announced it had detected its first case of Covid-19.The virus was detected on...

The alphabet soup of economic recovery

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

Antonio RodriguezWhat will the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis look like in different countries? U, V, W, and L-shaped recoveries all describe a brutal...

What to expect from the 2020/21 Budget

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

Johan Nel, Chantell Husselmann, Riana Esterhuyse and Ansie Rossouw - It is expected that the newly appointed minister of finance, Iipumbu Shiimi, will render the...

Corona Watch

1 week gelede | Ekonomie

UgandaUganda's long-serving president Yoweri Museveni has said it would be wrong to hold a presidential election expected for early next year if the coronavirus persists,...