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Friday 24 March 2017, 15:24 pm.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 18:00 pm
Chinese oil giant, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) has inked a deal to take over the assets of Chevron Energy Group in Botswana and South Africa for a combined ...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:52 pm
The BCL Mine has been closed for six months now, with little hope that the 4,500 direct jobs lost can be recovered. Efforts are now underway to secure a buyer for the BCL...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:46 pm
As the country’s current economic and trade environment remain constrained and unpredictable, credit insurance experts are urging businesses to recognise the benefits of ...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:44 pm
Afena Capital Botswana, the local investment management firm will be changing its name to Kgori Capital, reflecting its proud origin of Botswana and its position as one o...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:36 pm
The world recently celebrated World Consumer Rights Day, a day recognised by Consumers International (CI) every year.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:34 pm
Botswana has just completed a National Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Risk Assessment. The National Risk Assessment (NRA) was suppor...
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:32 pm
Government has funded the Self Help Housing Agency (SHHA) home improvement with P39 million during the financial year 2015/2016, Minister of Infrastructure and Housing De...
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 18:00 pm
Property investment and real estate firm, the Far Property Company (FPC) is looking to expand its footprint to Zambia as part of plans to grow its asset base.
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 16:31 pm
The Botswana Export Credit Insurance (BECI) will for the first time host the annual meeting of international credit insurers in Kasane next month.
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 16:24 pm
In an effort to boost the creative arts industry’s contribution to the economy, the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) has allocated P24 million to 24 b...
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 16:22 pm
Old Mutual has officially launched the Old Mutual Botswana Life Insurance Company with a goal to participate more meaningfully in growing the local economy and improve th...
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 18:00 pm
Smartphones have overtaken portable computers as the most popular device for accessing the internet, according to Statistics Botswana (SB).
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 15:00 pm
PALAPYE: The business community has called on government to fast track the implementation of business reforms to ease doing of business and attract investment.
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 14:56 pm
Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African Innovation Foundation (AIF) aimed at strengthening and commercialising inn...
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 18:00 pm
Some of Botswana’s biggest businesspeople will part ways with a small fortune after a loss of key investment contracts significantly knocked down the value of their compa...
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 14:50 pm
PALAPYE: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC), Reginald Motswaiso has called upon BHC tenants and Batswana in general to consider purch...
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 14:48 pm
African economies have been urged to optimise the capacity of the African capital markets for economic development.
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 18:00 pm
Botswana needs to review its banking laws as the central bank lacks some of the legal powers required for implementing corrective action on banks that are in breach of pr...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:28 pm
The four-star Hilton Hotel in Gaborone’s CBD is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2018, according to Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF)chief e...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:28 pm
Gem Diamonds Ltd has announced a 47% fall in its full-year pretax profit, hurt by an impairment charge after it mothballed the Ghaghoo Mine in Central Kalahari Game Reser...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:21 pm
The mining industry recorded an increase in mineral revenue by 63% in 2016 as compared to 2015 largely due to a rebound in diamond sales.
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:20 pm
The Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Vincent Seretse has said that the reservation policy in the retail sector has opened up opportunities for citizens to part...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:18 pm
Or maybe just someone who’s been misinformed. Those are the only three possible explanations when someone tells you something that’s not true.
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:17 pm
Botswana’s efforts to attain self-sufficiency in power generation seem to be bearing fruit, if the latest figures on electricity generation and importation are anything t...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:15 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Executive director of the Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC), Baeti Molake has encouraged entrepreneurs to be competitive and to find strategies of...
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