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May 19, 2018 4:06 PM Global diamond jewellery sales hit P812bn

According to the report, sales among consumers in the US accounted for US$43 billion last year, up four percent, while demand in China hit US$10 billion, growing by one percent in US dollar terms. In both markets, growth was underpinned by positive macroeconomics and strong consumer confidence, particularly in China where the latter indicator was said to be at a 20-year 5

February 6, 2018 2:43 PM Matambo pegs 2018/19 hopes on global recovery

According to his budget speech yesterday, Matambo expects 2018 growth to reach 5.3 percent from 4.7 percent in 2017, while revenues will jump to P64.3 billion from the revised 2017/18 figure of P57.2 billion. By comparison, the World Bank in January forecast Botswana’s growth at 4.7 percent in 2018 and 4.5 percent in 2017. The increase in both growth 27

January 30, 2018 3:09 PM Twenty-five road projects are P705m over-budget: Govt audit

At a meeting with contractors this morning, the Ministry revealed the results of a snap audit of 32 road construction projects which showed that 25 of them (or 80 percent) were over-budget to the tune of P705 million. The remaining seven projects were completed below budget, representing savings to government of P93 million. Mokaila told contractors 69

January 19, 2018 5:29 AM Kweneng West overtakes Ngamiland West as poorest district

According to data unveiled by the data agency this yesterday morning, Kweneng West has a poverty incidence of 50.6 percent or roughly one out of every two people. The district had an updated population of 52,400 according to the 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey released this morning. Statistics Botswana researchers classify “poor” as anyone 87

January 15, 2018 6:01 PM Health ministry calls for blood donors

In a press release the ministry stated that it continues to experience shortage of blood in its facilities and therefore encourages the public to donate blood in large numbers and regularly. “A total of 40,000 units of blood is needed annually. This target is, however, never met. To meet the target, we need at least two percent of the eligible population 71

December 25, 2017 4:00 AM GDP numbers sparkle, but household and business struggle

In September, the Ministry of Finance officials revised the 2017 growth estimate to 4.7% from 4.2% projected in February as higher output from the services sectors and the end of a drought eased pressure on major industries. But numbers show that households and business are increasingly playing a lesser role in driving the economy and analysts believe 117

November 2, 2017 3:18 PM OnePlus will keep the headphone jack ‘for the time being’

OnePlus is expected to announce its next phone sometime this month, and in the buildup to that, company CEO Pete Lau has confirmed one detail about the device: it’ll still have a headphone jack. “Every feature, removed or added, is based on our understanding of user needs,” Lau writes in a forum post. “For the time being, we think it’s best to stick 232

November 2, 2017 1:02 PM Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti review: A fine graphics card—but price remains high

Vega 56 should have led to lower prices. Instead, the 1070 Ti maintains the status quo. The GTX 1070 Ti is a great graphics card but a frustrating product. In the year and a half since the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070 launched, Nvidia has faced little competition from rival AMD, which has been stretched thin across the launch of mainstream graphics cards 204

November 2, 2017 10:59 AM Tesla must stop overpromising, could need more finance -analysts

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) was set to open more than 6 percent below the previous close on Thursday after it spooked investors with its biggest quarterly loss yet and a delay in production targets for its Model 3 vehicle by about three months. After a year which has seen shares in Silican Valley star Elon Musk’s venture rise 50 percent on faith in its positioning 204

November 2, 2017 10:07 AM Gender wage gap in SA widens

South Africa is ranked 19 in a new global index report on gender inequality released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report finds that while South Africa has improved its share of women legislators, senior officials and managers, the gender wage gap in the country has increased. A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes 219