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Botswana unemployment rate rises to 20.7 percent

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Joblessness in Botswana has reached a record 20.7 percent, the southern African country's statistical agency said Wednesday, piling pressure on President Mokgweetsi Masisi's administration...

Mobile Telephony reviewers rate Huawei Y9s higher than Samsung A50

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Mobile Telephony reviewers have rated the Huawei Y9s higher than Samsung A50 mobile devices due to Huawei constant innovation and its superior technology application. A...
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Namibia’s annual inflation rate slows to 2.5 percent

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Namibia's annual inflation rate slowed to 2.5 percent compared to 5.6 percent recorded in November 2018, based on the November 2019 price movements, the...
AFP/File / Sebastien Berda Eurozone unemployment in March fell to 10.2 percent, its lowest level since 2011, Eurostat said

British unemployment rate hits 44-year low at 3.8 percent

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The British unemployment rate was estimated at 3.8 percent in the three months to March 2019, hitting its lowest point since the end of...
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Inflation Rate Shot Up to 9.3% in March

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The year-on-year inflation rate for March 2019 inched up to 9.3 per cent in March, up 0.1 percentage point from the previous rate of...
Insurance

Kenya considers restructuring to enhance insurance penetration rate

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Kenya is considering putting in place reforms in order to enhance the insurance penetration rate, officials said on Wednesday. Henry Rotich, cabinet Secretary for the...
anaemia

C/R: Rate of Anaemia Among Females Very High

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has described the high incidence of anaemia among females in the Central Region as ‘alarming’, and had called for...
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Ghana’s Inflation Rate for February Edged Higher

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The year-on year inflation rate measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2019 was 9.2 per cent, up by 0.2 per cent...
banks

Kenyan Interbank Rate Drops to 8-year Low

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The rate at which Kenyan banks borrow money from each other fell to an eight-year low this week as liquidity surged in the money...
inflation

Zambian annual inflation rate goes up in December

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Zambia's year-on-year inflation as measured by the all items consumer price index increased by 0.1 percentage point in December from the previous month, its...
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Ghana records a drop in producer price inflation

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The Producer Price Inflation rate for all industry decreased to 3.7 per cent in March 2018 down from the 5.5 per cent recorded in...
Mining Industry

Expert cautions Ghana government on high tax rate

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Mr Henry Antwi, an Australia-based Mining Engineer and Consultant, has said Ghana’s tax rate is too high compared to other competing nations in the...
capital markets

Higher petroleum, gold prices push up Ghana’s PPI to 8.2 percent in October

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Higher cost of petroleum products and higher gold prices on the world market pushed up Ghana's Producer Price Index (PPI) in October to 8.2...
IMF

Gambia sees sharp decrease in treasury bill rate

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday that Gambia has experienced sharp decrease in treasury bill due to budget support. "The debt service to the...
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Namibia’s annual inflation rate slows to 5.6 percent in September

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Namibia's annual inflation rate slowed to 5.6 percent in September from the 6.9 percent registered in September last year, according to the country's statistics...
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Mighty Earth Expresses Fear Over Deforestation Rate in Cocoa Producing Areas

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Mighty Earth, a Non-Governmental Organization based in the United States of America, has called on government to pay keen attention to the speedy rate...
aids

HIV/AIDS Rate Likely To Increase Amid Menial Budgetary Allocation

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Send Ghana has warned that, HIV rate is likely to increase because the budgetary allocation devoted towards AIDS prevention, is too small. Currently, 0.5% of...
malaria

Ghana’s infant malaria prevalence rate down to 21 percent

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Ghana has recorded significant improvement in reducing malaria prevalence among infants between six months and 59 months, according to the Ghana Malaria Indicator Survey...

Nigeria’s investment rate is below standard – PwC report

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Nigeria’s economic growth remain broadly unchanged in 2015 and 2016, significantly below the country’s long-term potential, shows the PwCs  recent economic paper, Boosting Investments:...

Namibia’s inflation rate rises to 6.7 percent

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Namibia's annual inflation rate increased to 6.7 percent in April from 6.6 percent recorded during the same period last year, according to the country's...
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Ghana’s headline consumer inflation slides further in February

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Ghana's headline consumer inflation rate for February slid to 13.2 percent year-on-year, down from 13. 3 percent recorded in January, the country's Statistical Bureau...
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Abe cabinet support rate tumbles over land deal scandal

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The support rate for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet has tumbled recently over a school land deal scandal, according to various media surveys. ...

Tanzania’s inflation rate increases in February

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Tanzania's headline inflation rate for February increased by 1.0 percent compared to an increase of 0.8 percent in January 2017, the east African nation's...
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U.S. stocks rally amid Trump’s speech, rate hike concern

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U.S. stocks posted solid gains for the first week of March, as investors mainly cheered over President Donald Trump's speech to Congress and remarks...
CEDI CRISIS

Analysts alarmed at rate of fall of Ghana’s cedi currency

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Market analysts said here on Tuesday they were alarmed at the rate of depreciation of Ghana's local cedi currency against major international trading currencies. ...

Strong Dollar Drags U.S. Growth To Slowest Pace Since 2011

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The U.S. economy slowed last year registeing its worst performance since 2011 after the strong dollar sent exports tumbling and encouraged American businesses to...
AFP/File / Sebastien Berda Eurozone unemployment in March fell to 10.2 percent, its lowest level since 2011, Eurostat said

Swiss unemployment rate up in January

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Switzerland's unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent in January this year, up from 3.5 percent two months ago, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic...
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Eurozone unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2009

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The eurozone's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9.6 percent in December, reaching the lowest level since May 2009 as economic growth accelerated, the statistical...
AFP/File / Sebastien Berda Eurozone unemployment in March fell to 10.2 percent, its lowest level since 2011, Eurostat said

Croatia’s unemployment rate rises in consecutive three months

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The Croatian unemployment rate has shifted up to 14.8 percent in December 2016, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS)...
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Taiwan’s jobless rate rises in 2016

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Taiwan's average unemployment rate in 2016 stood at 3.92 percent, up 0.14 percentage points from 2015, the island's statistics authority revealed Monday. ...