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Diamond Rebound to Boost Botswana Growth
Botswana’s government expects the country’s economy to return to growth next year on the back of a recovery in the diamond sector.The nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) will increase 7.7% in 2021, Thapelo Matsheka, minister of finance and...
Mining Oct 21, 2020 Rapaport News
Jwaneng
Botswana Mining Decline Hits GDP Growth
Botswana’s economic growth slowed last year due to lower rough production, further aggravated by weakness in its diamond-manufacturing sector, the nation’s central bank said last week.Gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.7% in the 12 months...
Mining Mar 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Namibia
Namibia Predicts Diamond-Sector Slowdown
Economic growth from Namibia’s diamond-mining sector willslow this year due to depletion of resources from inland deposits, its nationalbank said. While the industry’s contribution to gross domestic product(GDP) will increase 11% in 2018, that...
Mining Jul 09, 2018 Rapaport News
Jwaneng Mine, Botswana
Mining Outlook Weighing on Botswana Growth
Botswana cannot rely on diamonds for economic growth even ifproduction remains stable because mining is getting more expensive and thepopulation is increasing, economists warned.“It would be a mistake to assume that ‘business as usual’ isa viable approach...
Mining Aug 16, 2016 Rapaport News
Jewelry
U.S. Jewelry, Watch Sales Flat in May
U.S. jewelry and watch sales across all channels were flat in May, up just 0.4 percent year on year, at $7.1 billion as estimated from preliminary government figures. According to Rapaport News calculations, jewelry sales rose...
Research Jun 25, 2015 Jeff Miller
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