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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

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...
inflation

Inflation Rate Shot Up to 9.3% in March

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

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

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

Ghana’s Inflation Rate for February Edged Higher

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

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

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...
inflation

Ghana records a drop in producer price inflation

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

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

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

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...
inflation

Namibia’s annual inflation rate slows to 5.6 percent in September

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

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

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

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

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:...
inflation

Namibia’s inflation rate rises to 6.7 percent

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...
Inflation

Ghana’s headline consumer inflation slides further in February

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...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Abe cabinet support rate tumbles over land deal scandal

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. ...
inflation

Tanzania’s inflation rate increases in February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)...
Job

Taiwan’s jobless rate rises in 2016

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. ...
inflation

Brazil registers lowest inflation rate since 2013

Brazil registered an inflation rate of 6.29 percent in 2016, the lowest rate since 2013 and significantly lower rate than the 10.67 percent reached...

Brazil’s basic interest rate down to 13 percent

Brazil's Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) announced on late Wednesday its decision to cut the country's annual basic interest rate Selic from 13.75 percent to...
dollar

Myanmar to take measures to stabilize foreign exchange rate

The Myanmar government is coordinating with related ministries to take necessary measures to stabilize the country's foreign exchange rate, official media reported Tuesday. ...