economic

16 11, 2023

CAPRICORN GROUP ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW GROUP CEO

2023-11-16T06:59:52+00:00 November 16th, 2023|NEWS|

David Nuyoma, Group CEO of Capricorn Group 15 November 2023 The Chairman of the Capricorn Group Board, Mr. Gerhard Fourie, announced that the recruitment process for the position of Group CEO of Capricorn Group has been successfully concluded.   The Capricorn Board has approved the appointment of Mr. David Nuyoma as [...]

24 10, 2023

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR MSMES?

2023-10-24T09:04:42+00:00 October 24th, 2023|Business Ecosystems, SPECIAL FOCUS|

In 2017 the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 June as the day in the calendar year on which to recognise the vital role played by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the economy. While it did not come as a surprise, recognising the important wealth and job creation role of MSMEs globally was [...]

23 10, 2023

THE MISSING ‘S’ IN ESG INVESTMENT DECISIONS

2023-10-23T14:45:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2023|SPECIAL FOCUS|

Inequality and its related social challenges are persistent realities in Southern Africa, so much so that it has unfortunately characterised the region unfavourably. Socio-economic challenges such as unemployment, lack of access to quality healthcare, water, education and inadequate infrastructure can be found under a myriad of news headlines and country evaluations. With this being the [...]

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 [...]

13 07, 2023

BEST OF 2022 – ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS

2023-07-27T09:54:44+00:00 July 13th, 2023|ECONOMIC PULSE, NEWS|

Economic Pulse - December 2022 Looking back, 2022 was a year of ups and downs. The optimism that pervaded the start of the year faded as the Ukraine conflict escalated. Tightening monetary policy and rampant inflation in major developed economies renewed the uncertainty of economic recovery though mid-to-late 2022. And, as at the time of [...]

29 08, 2022

COURTESY VISITS TO THE NAMIBIAN PORTS AUTHORITY (NAMPORT)

2022-08-29T12:35:26+00:00 August 29th, 2022|NEWS|

NEW BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO THE PORT OF WALVIS BAY The new Brazilian Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia, Her Excellency Vivian Loss Sanmartin paid a courtesy call to Namport last Friday, 19 August 2022. The purpose of the visit is a result of the Excellency’s roadmap focusing on maritime, agricultural and industrial cooperation [...]