ECONOMIC PULSE

8 04, 2024

UNVEILING THE FISCAL LANDSCAPE OF NAMIBIA

2024-04-11T08:43:04+00:00 April 8th, 2024|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse Namibia’s annual budgetary process is a crucial aspect of the country’s economic planning and fiscal management. In previous years, the government has presented comprehensive budgets aimed at addressing key national priorities, fostering economic growth and ensuring the wellbeing of its citizens. This year, the Namibian FY2024/25 budget is anchored on three policy pillars: [...]

5 03, 2024

ECONOMIC PROGRESS UNDER NAMIBIA’S LATE PRESIDENT

2024-03-13T09:01:34+00:00 March 5th, 2024|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse – March 2024 His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob embarked on his presidency in 2015 amidst a wave of public support, having secured 86% of the presidential vote in 2014. However, with Geingob’s inauguration as the third president of Namibia, he inherited an overheated economy rapidly running out of steam. While Namibia had been [...]

9 02, 2024

Navigating 2024

2024-03-06T10:56:42+00:00 February 9th, 2024|ECONOMIC PULSE|

Global economic normalisation, electoral crossroads, and Namibia’s path to recovery With 2024 well underway, now seems to be an opportune time to look at what the year is expected to have in store in terms of the larger global economic outlook and what it means for Namibia. Looking at current forecasts for the year, it [...]

6 01, 2024

2024: The year of elections

2024-03-06T10:58:32+00:00 January 6th, 2024|ECONOMIC PULSE|

2024 will see an unusually high number of large and geopolitically significant economies hold elections. According to Bloomberg, voters in countries representing 41% of the world’s population and 42% of its gross domestic product will have a chance to elect new leaders during the year. What makes the various elections particularly noteworthy is the fact [...]

15 12, 2023

The Year in Review

2024-03-06T11:03:35+00:00 December 15th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE|

Entering 2023, Namibia’s economic landscape was characterised by cautiously optimistic projections, underpinned by strong commodity performance, a surge in government spending, the expected validation of prior oil discoveries and the emerging interest in green hydrogen initiatives. However, as the year unfolded, the optimism was somewhat offset by the reality of an economy still grappling with [...]

25 07, 2023

THE US BANKING CRISIS AND THE RISKS FOR NAMIBIA

2023-07-27T09:50:39+00:00 July 25th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - June 2023 The largest global banking crisis since 2008 emerged in March this year, resulting in US regulators shutting down and selling three small- to mid-sized banks over the span of five days. In the same month, in Europe, troubled Swiss giant, Credit Suisse was take-over by a rival bank in a [...]

25 07, 2023

TAKING STOCK OF 2023 SO FAR

2023-07-27T09:51:14+00:00 July 25th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - May 2023 2023 was off to a flying start, with the first quarter of the year being a generally positive one for Namibia in terms of economic and financial developments. On the economic front, preliminary National Accounts data from the Namibia Statistics Agency show that Namibia recorded real GDP growth of 4.6% [...]

25 07, 2023

TECHNOLOGY, AI AND JOB DISPLACEMENT

2023-07-27T09:51:41+00:00 July 25th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - March 2023 The advent of new technologies has often raised concern that new, often more efficient ways of doing things, will lead to job displacement. This fear has not been limited to blue-collar jobs, as white-collar jobs have been equally "threatened" by the introduction of technologies such as calculators on computers. In [...]

25 07, 2023

THE AGE OF THE DIGITAL NOMAD VISA : NAMIBIA JOINS THE CLUB

2023-07-27T09:52:30+00:00 July 25th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - February 2023 Digital nomad visas have been rising in the popularity as the number of people working remotely has increased in recent years. Remote working became a necessity during the pandemic-induced lockdowns and most of us have had to adapt to getting the job done outside of the customary office environment. This [...]

25 07, 2023

THE CASE FOR SHARE REPURCHASES

2023-07-27T09:53:24+00:00 July 25th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - January 2023 Share repurchases have been a hotly debated topic, particularly in the developed world, for a number of years now, and yet it somehow still remains one of the most misunderstood and maligned corporate actions. The reason why the subject is topical in Namibia right now is the fact that two [...]