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Chilo Ketlhoafetse
  • Botswana’s rising government debt

    This is estimated around the same levels ten years back although it had been brought down over the years as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Does this development raise any eyebrows?Many may wonder what has contributed to these...

  • Sterling falling: Should we be worried?

    In our previous articles, we've discussed at length about the energy price shocks that have traumatised most of Europe and the rest of the world. Multiple corporations do trade with governments and corporations listed in the stock exchanges of...

  • Geopolitics: Energy price surge in Europe

    This week started with an announcement by Russia that it will cut off gas supplies to Europe indefinitely and the unfortunate, sad truth is that Africa will feel the ultimate pinch of this. Let’s give this context: the economic sanctions imposed by...

  • PPPs are key to economic resuscitation

    A report by the Commonwealth of Nations Network has since outlined countries that rank highly on their Ease of doing business index over the last Decade.To mention a few purely based on how easy it is to start a business; New Zealand, Australia,...

  • Africa missing out on global trade opportunities

    Whilst the bigger economies are putting in place measures to remedy living conditions and boost trade among themselves, Africa seems to be a bit slow in executing its agenda and paramount to this have been issues around corruption and governance.We...

  • Big data will be instrumental for developing countries

    The world is fast-tracking technology and developing countries are quite slow in embracing this, yet the notion has been around. Big data is the new hot topic that needs to be embedded within growing economies and Botswana needs to be part and parcel...

  • New economic instruments not as fruitful as hoped

    One remains quite wary as to spending habits and prospects of many different endeavours, including business creation and business sustainability.The Minister of Finance, Peggy Serame, recently announced new policy instruments within her ministry in...

  • Any hope for livelihood in today’s economy?

    Among the greatest worries, would be the new burden brought about by inflation. A survey by Ipsos SA has found that this is the biggest concern facing people in over 27 big economies compared to other global issues like poverty, unemployment, crime,...

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