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      Women in business gather for annual conference in Ongwediva

      Women in business gather for annual conference in Ongwediva

      2018-08-20  Staff Reporter
      WINDHOEK – Women at the helm of entrepreneurship in all sectors are crucial as they contribute to economic growth and aid in creating a diverse innovative workforce. To encourage and celebrate this factor, the 20th Economist Businesswoman North Conference took place in Ongwediva last week.
      SADC’s youth hold the potential as an engine for growth

      SADC’s youth hold the potential as an engine for growth

      2018-08-20  Edgar Brandt
      WINDHOEK – Southern Africa’s youth hold the potential as an engine for growth for the region and are key to achieving the region’s overall objectives, with prospects to bring innovative ideas and solutions.
      Upward pressure expected to remain as inflation continues to rise

      Upward pressure expected to remain as inflation continues to rise

      2018-08-17  Staff Reporter
      WINDHOEK - Continuous upward pressure is expected on inflation, mostly owing to the rising fuel prices, the most recent of which was a 25 cents per litre increase in August, attributed to the adjustment of the fuel tax in August. Although international oil prices have eased slightly, the prevailing sentiment is that the depreciation of the Namibia Dollar will increase the cost of oil in domestic c
      Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75%

      Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75%

      2018-08-16  Staff Reporter
      WINDHOEK – The Bank of Namibia’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) yesterday confirmed that the repo rate has been left unchanged at 6.75 percent. After a review of global, regional and domestic economic and financial developments, the MPC’s decision was made to continue supporting domestic growth, while maintaining the one-to-one link between the Namibia Dollar and the South African Rand.
      Kunene regional leadership pays courtesy visit to MTC

      Kunene regional leadership pays courtesy visit to MTC

      2018-08-16  Staff Reporter
      WINDHOEK – Marius Sheya, Governor of the Kunene Region, alongside his regional and local authority councilors, recently paid a courtesy call on the MTC management and was received by the Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo.
      Blue economy concept gains wide admiration in Africa

      Blue economy concept gains wide admiration in Africa

      2018-08-16  Staff Reporter
      WINDHOEK - The new Blue Economy concept – which is defined as the use of ocean resources by human beings and at the same time make sure that such resources are not depleted, is increasingly gaining support as the vehicle towards achieving ocean sustainability in Africa.
      Bank Windhoek opens Okahao Branch

      Bank Windhoek opens Okahao Branch

      2018-08-16  Staff Reporter
      WINDHOEK – Bank Windhoek extended its footprint in the country even further when it officially opened its 55th branch in Okahao, Omusati Region this week. The newest Bank Windhoek branch was officially opened by the Governor of the Region, Erginus Endjala, in the presence of King Johannes Mupongolitha Mupiya of Ongandjera, Mayor of Okahao, Immanuel Amutenya, councillors of Okahao Town Council, Man
      SADC member states urged to ratify ILO Convention 189

      SADC member states urged to ratify ILO Convention 189

      2018-08-16  Kuzeeko Tjitemisa
      WINDHOEK - Representatives of domestic workers unions from five SADC countries have urged member countries in the region to ratify International Labour Organisation (IOL) Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers.
      Latest Fitch rating a confirmation for continued consolidation - analysts

      Latest Fitch rating a confirmation for continued consolidation - analysts

      2018-08-16  Edgar Brandt
      WINDHOEK - The latest assessment of the Namibian economy by international ratings agency, Fitch Ratings, on Monday affirmed a sub-investment grade rating of BB+ with a stable outlook. Local economists believe that this assessment is a confirmation for continued fiscal consolidation efforts, which have thus far been slow as government struggles to balance consolidation with adequate economic growth