Month: October 2018

FNB Foundation & BPC Officially Launch Solar Backpacks at Chobe

First National Bank Foundation and Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding for their partnership towards a Corporate Social Investment initiative that has an objective to empower primary…

AfDB gets Triple A rating by all three major agencies

Ahead of its maiden African Investment Forum next month, the African Development Bank (AfDB) continues to see another year of sustained indicators, underlined by a stellar Triple A rating by all three…

Stage set for 4th Annual Private Business Growth awards

With a record number entries received, competition is stiff for the highly acclaimed Grant Thornton’s Private Business Growth Awards 2018. Held in association with Business Botswana and Botswana Investment and Trade Centre…

An ‘All Local’ Market to Hit Gaborone

On November 24th, local initiative ‘The Local Slice BW’ will launch its market with a focus on local products and services. The market, which aims to bring local businesses, entrepreneurs, creative and…

Netflix to fund content acquisitions through $2billion debt

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) said it intends to offer, subject to market and other considerations, approximately $2.0 billion aggregate principal amount of U.S. dollar denominated and euro denominated senior unsecured notes. The notes…

Bank Rate unchanged at 5 percent

At the meeting held on October 22, 2018, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Botswana decided to maintain the Bank Rate at 5 percent. The outlook for price stability remains…

SADC Investment Forum to be held in Russia

The Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax will on 23- 24 October, 2018 lead the SADC Delegation to Moscow, Russia to attend the SADC Investment…

Lioness Lean In Breakfast brings women entrepreneurs together

As part of the year-long rollout of Lionesses of Africa’s tour of the African continent with the Lioness Lean In Breakfast events, October 19th sees a Lean In engagement hosted in Gaborone. Co-hosted…

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