Interest rates sink to 25-year low

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Bank of Botswana (BoB) yesterday cut the bank rate by a percentage point to a 25-year low of 6.5 percent in line with falling inflation and the growing need to spur productive lending.

The rate cut will come as a boon for borrowers as commercial banks are expected to reduce their lending rates by a similar margin, taking the prime-lending rate down to eight percent.

In the prevailing period of static real incomes, the central bank’s move will also boost the welfare of the general consumer as it comes a week after fuel prices were reduced for the second time in as many months.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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