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Business / Economics

WEEKLY ECONOMICS WRAP: Global Economic Developments Impacting Various Sectors

In a week marked by significant economic events, here's a roundup of key developments across different regions: Namibia: Plastic Bag Pricing Probe and TotalEnergies' Investment Focus The Environment, Forestry, and Tourism ministry in Namibia are investigating potential overpricing of plastic bags by retailers. Preliminary findings indicate that some businesses are charging between N$1 and N$5 per plastic carry bag, prompting concerns about adherence to government-mandated rates. On a positive note, […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 1

Business / Economics

BIZ NEWS: Economic Developments and Global Partnerships: A Roundup of Recent Updates

1. Trans-Kalahari Railway Tender Nears Conclusion for Crucial Botswana Connection The Namibian government is actively engaged in finalizing the awarding of the Trans-Kalahari railway tender, with the goal of establishing a vital connection with Botswana by the end of the current year. The tender, which concluded in November 2023, garnered significant interest from both international and local companies, reflecting a strategic move towards enhancing regional infrastructure. 2. Arcelormittal South Africa […]

todayJanuary 30, 2024 3

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Latest Financial News Highlights – 23 January 2024

China Aims to Surpass $1 Billion Trade with Namibia China has reaffirmed its commitment to enhance trade ties with Namibia, aiming to exceed the US$1 billion trade achieved in the previous year. The focus is on fostering collaborations in vital sectors such as agriculture, aquaculture, tourism, and mining. Official statistics indicate a substantial 29% increase in bilateral trade volume between China and Namibia from January to September 2023 compared to […]

todayJanuary 23, 2024 2

Business / Economics

Morning Biz News- Headline: “Namibia’s Trade Dynamics, Rand Strengthens, Nigeria Supports Shell, and Oil Prices Fluctuate in Global Markets”

1. Namibia's Trade Balance Shows Improvement in November 2023 Namibia's trade balance exhibited a deficit of N$4 billion in November 2023, reflecting an improvement compared to the N$4.5 billion deficit recorded in October 2023. The trade landscape underscores China as the largest market for exports, while South Africa maintains its position as Namibia's primary supplier. This update offers insights into the country's evolving economic relationships and trade dynamics. 2. South […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 1