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  • King Letsie Jets in
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Lesotho's King Letsie III is the first head of state to arrive at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport for Botswana's Independence celebrations. He was welcomed by Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila. King Letsie is accompanied by his wife. […]

  • Sellal Receives Special Envoy of Lesotho's PM
    Posted on September 26, 2016 at 8:16 am

    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received, Sunday in Algiers, the special envoy of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Minister of Justice, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Motlalentoa Letsoa, who is carrying a message from President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said the Prime Minister Office in a statement. […]

  • Deadline for Lesotho Permit Applications Looms
    Posted on September 16, 2016 at 11:24 am

    [SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -With only 16 days to go, the Department of Home Affairs has urged Basotho nationals to apply for SA-issued Lesotho Special Permits (LSP) before 30 September. […]

  • Hand-Over Ceremony of the Food Aid From the Chinese Government to the Government of Lesotho Held in Maseru
    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    [Focac] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Chinese Embassy jointly held a hand-over ceremony of the food aid from the Chinese Government to the Government of Lesotho. […]

  • Deadline Looms for Lesotho Special Permits
    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 10:42 am

    [SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Home Affairs says September is the last month for Basotho nationals who work, study or do business in South Africa to apply for special permits to regularise their stay in South Africa. […]

  • Minister Malusi Gigaba - Meeting With Basotho Community On Lesotho Special Permit
    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    [SA Govt] Statement by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba during the visit to Basotho Community in Rustenburg, regarding applications for Lesotho Special Permit […]

  • Chinese Ambassador in Lesotho - Highlights Expected At the G20 Summit in China
    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 11:20 am

    [Focac] On 2 September, 2016, the Public Eye of Lesotho published an article by Ambassador Sun Xianghua: Highlights Expected at the G20 Summit in China. The full text is as follows: […]

  • Ambassador Sun Xianghua Visits the Lesotho Military Academy
    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    [Focac] On 1 September 2016, at the invitation of Lt. Gen. Tlali Kamoli, Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), H.E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China to Lesotho, visited the under-construction Lesotho military Academy, which will be completed in the near future. Other members of the LDF command and heads of all departments were also present. […]

  • Habyarimana Arrested Over Attempted Bribery
    Posted on September 5, 2016 at 10:31 am

    [Focus] After allegedly snatching ladies bags, handsets and other things from a number of victims in Kicukiro District, Severin Habyarimana thought he could get away with it if he successfully seduced his apprehender with a bribe of about Rwf3, 000. […]

  • Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Briefs Parliament On SADC Facilitation Efforts in Lesotho, 1 Sept
    Posted on September 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    [SA Govt] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Thursday, 1 September 2016, during oral replies brief members of Parliament on his South African Development Community (SADC) facilitation efforts to consolidate peace and stability in the Kingdom of Lesotho during the National Assembly session in Cape Town at 14h00. […]

  • Summit Looks to Consolidate Peace
    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

    [VOA] Consolidating peace and security in the kingdom of Lesotho is high on the agenda as Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders meet Tuesday in Mbabane, Swaziland. […]

  • Launch of the Chinese Movie Festival in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Lesotho
    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

    [Focac] On 22nd August, 2016, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture (MTEC) co-hosted the opening ceremony of the Chinese Movie Festival in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom of Lesotho. Hon. Mothejoa Metsing, Deputy Prime Minister, the Chief Justice, more than 10 Cabinet Ministers, Charge d' Affairs of the Chinese Embassy Mr. Zhang Changwei, representatives from diplomatic corps, the Lesotho M […]

  • Trying to Survive Lesotho Drought While Young, Pregnant, and Jobless
    Posted on August 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    [IFRC] Sebongile is pregnant with her second child. Her first, a 17-month-old boy, still cannot walk. She lives alone in an old house in drought-stricken Lesotho, and is not working. Her mother has a job in neighbouring South Africa and comes home to help whenever she can. But for the most part, Sebongile is alone, relying on the generosity of others to cope with the lack of food. […]

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  • Desperation and death beneath South Africa's City of Gold
    Posted on September 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    JOHANNESBURG, Sept 13 (Reuters) - When he lost his job as a Johannesburg gardener a month ago, 25-year-old Sibangani Tsikwe did what millions of men have done before him: seek their fortune deep underground in the gold mines that help to define South Africa. […]

  • BRIEF-African Oxygen wins r1.1 bln LPG contracts
    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 6:58 am

    * Signed 10 year deal to supply LPG to a major distributor in Lesotho. Contract with Gordons Enterprise is worth r1 billion Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: […]

  • Soccer-Leicester's Slimani ready for Premier League debut at Liverpool
    Posted on September 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Sept 8 (Reuters) - Leicester City's club record signing Islam Slimani is ready to make his Premier League debut in Saturday's clash with Liverpool, manager Claudio Ranieri said on Thursday. […]

  • Urgent action needed to stop southern Africa hunger crisis extending into 2017 - U.N.
    Posted on August 18, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    ROME, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers in drought-hit southern Africa urgently need help to plant the next harvest, or else the food crisis gripping the region will continue into 2017, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday. […]

  • Gem Diamonds says costs could rise due to bad Lesotho weather
    Posted on August 10, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Aug 10 (Reuters) - Gem Diamonds Ltd said it might need to reassess its full-year guidance for operating costs and ore tonnes treated after extreme weather conditions in Lesotho damaged power lines. […]

  • U.N. warns of "race against time" for 23 mln drought-stricken African farmers
    Posted on July 28, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    ROME, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 23 million farmers in drought-hit Southern Africa need urgent help to prepare for the next planting season with only a few weeks left before it begins, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday. […]

  • FACTBOX-Southern African bloc declares drought a regional disaster
    Posted on July 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    LONDON, July 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Southern African economic bloc has declared El Nino-induced drought a regional disaster, and called on Tuesday for $2.4 billion to help 40 million people in the region fight hunger. […]

  • BRIEF-Fitch cuts Lesotho's long-term local currency idr to 'B+' from 'BB-'
    Posted on July 22, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    * Has downgraded Lesotho's long-term local currency (ltlc) IDR to 'B+' from 'BB-'. Outlook is stab […]

  • Fitch Applies Criteria Changes to Lesotho's Ratings
    Posted on July 22, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    (The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, July 22 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has downgraded Lesotho's Long-Term Local Currency (LTLC) IDR to 'B+' from 'BB-'. The Outlook is Stable. The Short-Term Foreign Currency (STFC) IDR has been affirmed at 'B' and a new Short-Term Local Currency (STLC) IDR of 'B' has been assigned. Under EU credit rating agency (CRA) regulation, the publication of sovereign reviews is subject to restrictions and must take place according to a publis […]

  • El Nino driving child marriage and labour across southern Africa - agencies
    Posted on July 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    NAIROBI, July 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of children across southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labour because of drought and hunger caused by the El Nino weather pattern, charities said on Wednesday. […]

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  • Uganda's underdog community finds spotlight in 'Queen of Katwe'
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disney's "Queen of Katwe" isn't just the true story of Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi overcoming overwhelming odds stacked against her; it's also a rare uplifting tale from the African continent. […]

  • Burundi arrests senior opposition politician over "armed gangs" link
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - The head of one of Burundi's opposition parties has been arrested for collaborating with "armed gangs", police said on Thursday, joining a list of activists and political figures detained since the start of a political crisis. […]

  • War crimes prosecutor to examine situation in Gabon after gov't request
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Thursday she has begun a preliminary examination into the situation in Gabon at the request of the country's government. […]

  • UNICEF says 75,000 children could die in Nigeria hunger crisis
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Famine-like conditions in the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria could kill 75,000 children over the next year if they do not receive aid, the United Nations children's agency said on Thursday. […]

  • Somalia seeks explanation after U.S. "friendly fire" strike
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's government on Thursday requested an explanation from the United States after Somali officials said a U.S. "friendly fire" air strike killed at least 22 soldiers and civilians in the Horn of Africa nation. […]

  • Man killed near San Diego was pointing vaping device: police
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    EL CAJON, Calif (Reuters) - A Southern California police officer who shot an unarmed black man pointing a vape smoking device had been at the scene for less than two minutes when he opened fire, in a killing that set off two nights of protests, a police official said on Thursday. […]

  • Mozambique's energy minister sacked ahead of huge gas deals
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambique Energy Minister Pedro Couto has been sacked, the presidency said on Thursday, a month before Italy's Eni is due to finalise an offshore gas project worth tens of billions of dollars. […]

  • Amnesty accuses Sudan of using chemical weapons in Darfur
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sudan's government has carried out at least 30 likely chemical weapons attacks in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January using what two experts concluded was a probable blister agent, Amnesty International said on Thursday. […]

  • Zuma asks ministries to deal with South Africa university 'mayhem'
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has instructed his justice and crime prevention ministries to deal with the violence during student protests over tuition fees at universities, a cabinet spokesman said on Thursday. […]

  • Gabon president Bongo names new prime minister
    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 7:22 am

    LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon President Ali Bongo promoted foreign minister Emmanuel Issoze Ngondet to the post of Prime Minister on Wednesday, a day after Bongo was sworn in following a razor-thin election victory whose integrity was questioned by international observers. […]

  • Lesotho Competitiveness Rank
    Posted by World Economic Forum on September 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Lesotho is the 120 most competitive nation in the world out of 138 countries ranked in the 2016-2017 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Rank in Lesotho averaged 119.82 from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 137 in 2013 and a record low of 101 in 2007. Competitiveness Rank in Lesotho is reported by the World Economic Forum. The most recent 2014-2015 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 144 economies and indicates their position relative to the other countries and territories in the index. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Competitiveness Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Competitiveness Index
    Posted by World Economic Forum on September 29, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Lesotho scored 3.57 points out of 7 on the 2016-2017 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Index in Lesotho averaged 3.46 Points from 2007 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 3.73 Points in 2015 and a record low of 3.19 Points in 2013. Competitiveness Index in Lesotho is reported by the World Economic Forum. The most recent 2014-2015 edition of Global Competitiveness Report assesses 144 economies. The report is made up of over 110 variables, of which two thirds come from the Executive Opinion Survey representing the sample of business leaders, and one third comes from publicly available sources such as the United Nations. The variables are organized into twelve pillars with the most important including: institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic framework, health and primary education and higher education and training. The GCI score varies between 1 and 7 scale, higher average score means higher degree of competitiveness. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Competitiveness Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Cpi Transportation
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 15, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Cpi Transportation in Lesotho increased to 128.49 Index Points in June from 128.42 Index Points in May of 2016. Cpi Transportation in Lesotho averaged 112.80 Index Points from 2009 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 128.49 Index Points in June of 2016 and a record low of 93.80 Index Points in March of 2009. Cpi Transportation in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. This page provides - Lesotho Cpi Transportation- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho GDP
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Lesotho was worth 2.18 billion US dollars in 2014. The GDP value of Lesotho represents less than 0.01 percent of the world economy. GDP in Lesotho averaged 0.67 USD Billion from 1960 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 2.52 USD Billion in 2011 and a record low of 0.03 USD Billion in 1960. GDP in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. The gross domestic product (GDP) measures of national income and output for a given country's economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) is equal to the total expenditures for all final goods and services produced within the country in a stipulated period of time. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho GDP - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Terrorism Index
    Posted by Institute for Economics and Peace on September 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Terrorism Index in Lesotho decreased to 0 in 2014 from 0.09 in 2013. Terrorism Index in Lesotho averaged 0.25 from 2002 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1.47 in 2009 and a record low of 0 in 2003. Terrorism Index in Lesotho is reported by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The Global Terrorism Index measures the direct and indirect impact of terrorism, including its effects on lives lost, injuries, property damage and the psychological aftereffects. It is a composite score that ranks countries according to the impact of terrorism from 0 (no impact) to 10 (highest impact). […]

  • Lesotho Money Supply M2
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Money Supply M2 in Lesotho decreased to 9829.40 Million LSL in the first quarter of 2016 from 10136.90 Million LSL in the fourth quarter of 2015. Money Supply M2 in Lesotho averaged 5515.09 Million LSL from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 10136.90 Million LSL in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a record low of 2191.30 Million LSL in the first quarter of 2003. Money Supply M2 in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. . This page provides - Lesotho Money Supply M2- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Deposit Interest Rate in Lesotho
    Posted by World Bank on September 1, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Deposit Interest Rate in Lesotho decreased to 2.30 percent in 2015 from 2.73 percent in 2014. Deposit Interest Rate in Lesotho averaged 7.67 percent from 1981 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 13.34 percent in 1995 and a record low of 2.30 percent in 2015. Deposit Interest Rate in Lesotho is reported by the World Bank. The Deposit Interest Rate is the average rate paid by commercial banks to individuals or corporations on deposits. This page includes a chart with historical data for Deposit Interest Rate in Lesotho. […]

  • Lesotho Current Account
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lesotho recorded a Current Account deficit of 900.56 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2016. Current Account in Lesotho averaged -271.57 LSL Million from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 829.12 LSL Million in the second quarter of 2008 and a record low of -2059.61 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2012. Current Account in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Corruption Rank
    Posted by Transparency International on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lesotho is the 61 least corrupt nation out of 175 countries, according to the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International. Corruption Rank in Lesotho averaged 73.09 from 2005 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 92 in 2008 and a record low of 55 in 2013. Corruption Rank in Lesotho is reported by the Transparency International. The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory's rank indicates its position relative to the other countries and territories in the index. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Corruption Rank - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Personal Income Tax Rate
    Posted by Ministry of Finance on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The Personal Income Tax Rate in Lesotho stands at 30 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Lesotho averaged 34.50 percent from 2006 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 35 percent in 2007 and a record low of 30 percent in 2015. Personal Income Tax Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Ministry of Finance. In Lesotho, the Personal Income Tax Rate is a tax collected from individuals and is imposed on different sources of income like labor, pensions, interest and dividends. The benchmark we use refers to the Top Marginal Tax Rate for individuals. Revenues from the Personal Income Tax Rate are an important source of income for the government of Lesotho. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Personal Income Tax Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Corporate Tax Rate
    Posted by Commissioner of Income Tax on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The Corporate Tax Rate in Lesotho stands at 25 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Lesotho averaged 27.50 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 35 percent in 2005 and a record low of 25 percent in 2007. Corporate Tax Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Commissioner of Income Tax. In Lesotho, the Corporate Income tax rate is a tax collected from companies. Its amount is based on the net income companies obtain while exercising their business activity, normally during one business year. The benchmark we use refers to the highest rate for Corporate Income. Revenues from the Corporate Tax Rate are an important source of income for the government of Lesotho. This page provides - Lesotho Corporate Tax Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Ease of Doing Business in Lesotho
    Posted by World Bank on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Ease of Doing Business in Lesotho deteriorated to 114 in 2015 from 110 in 2014. Ease of Doing Business in Lesotho averaged 130.25 from 2008 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 143 in 2011 and a record low of 110 in 2014. Ease of Doing Business in Lesotho is reported by the World Bank. The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operationstronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and more friendly regulations for businesses. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in Lesotho. […]

  • Lesotho External Debt
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    External Debt in Lesotho decreased to 11495.51 Million LSL in the first quarter of 2016 from 11539.26 Million LSL in the fourth quarter of 2015. External Debt in Lesotho averaged 5910.12 Million LSL from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 11539.26 Million LSL in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a record low of 1442.80 Million LSL in the fourth quarter of 2004. External Debt in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. . This page provides - Lesotho External Debt- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho Unemployment Rate
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Unemployment Rate in Lesotho decreased to 25.30 percent in 2008 from 27.30 percent in 1999. Unemployment Rate in Lesotho averaged 30.63 percent from 1997 until 2008, reaching an all time high of 39.30 percent in 1997 and a record low of 25.30 percent in 2008. Unemployment Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. . This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Interest Rate
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The benchmark interest rate in Lesotho was last recorded at 6.86 percent. Interest Rate in Lesotho averaged 12.80 percent from 1980 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 20.42 percent in December of 1990 and a record low of 5.18 percent in December of 2013. Interest Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Lesotho’s Central Bank does not define a benchmark interest rate. The main interest rate is the 91-day Treasury bill. This page provides - Lesotho Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho Current Account to GDP
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lesotho recorded a Current Account deficit of 8.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2015. Current Account to GDP in Lesotho averaged -4.08 percent from 1975 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 14.65 percent in 1994 and a record low of -39.67 percent in 1995. Current Account to GDP in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - Lesotho Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho Inflation Rate
    Posted by Lesotho Bureau of Statistics on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The inflation rate in Lesotho was recorded at 7.50 percent in June of 2016. Inflation Rate in Lesotho averaged 7.83 percent from 2002 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 35.14 percent in October of 2002 and a record low of 2 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. In Lesotho, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. This page provides - Lesotho Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho Balance of Trade
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lesotho recorded a trade deficit of 3543.23 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2016. Balance of Trade in Lesotho averaged -1687.41 LSL Million from 2001 until 2016, reaching an all time high of -746.93 LSL Million in the third quarter of 2006 and a record low of -3543.23 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2016. Balance of Trade in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Lesotho runs systemic trade deficits due to import dependency on fuel, food and capital equipment. The main exports are: clothing (40 percent of total exports), diamonds (22 percent), road vehicles, water and wool. Main trading partner are the United States and South Africa. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Imports
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Imports in Lesotho increased to 6764.08 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2016 from 6454.74 LSL Million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Imports in Lesotho averaged 3269.72 LSL Million from 2001 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 6764.08 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2016 and a record low of 1337.33 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2001. Imports in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Lesotho main imports are: food, fuel, machinery and building materials. Main import partners are: South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States and South Africa. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Corruption Index
    Posted by Transparency International on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lesotho scored 44 points out of 100 on the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index reported by Transparency International. Corruption Index in Lesotho averaged 38.27 Points from 2005 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 49 Points in 2013 and a record low of 32 Points in 2006. Corruption Index in Lesotho is reported by the Transparency International. The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A country or territory’s score indicates the perceived level of public sector corruption on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Corruption Index - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Government Debt to GDP
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lesotho recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 45.80 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2014. Government Debt to GDP in Lesotho averaged 53.79 percent from 1990 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 88.66 percent in 1990 and a record low of 36.90 percent in 2011. Government Debt to GDP in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Government Budget is an itemized accounting of the payments received by government (taxes and other fees) and the payments made by government (purchases and transfer payments). A budget deficit occurs when an government spends more money than it takes in. The opposite of a budget deficit is a budget surplus. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Government Debt to GDP - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho Food Inflation
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Cost of food in Lesotho increased 13.80 percent in June of 2016 over the same month in the previous year. Food Inflation in Lesotho averaged 7.63 percent from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 18.72 percent in January of 2003 and a record low of 0.67 percent in December of 2003. Food Inflation in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. . This page provides - Lesotho Food Inflation - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho Government Budget
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Lesotho recorded a Government Budget surplus equal to 1 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2014. Government Budget in Lesotho averaged 2.09 percent of GDP from 1990 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 11.60 percent of GDP in 2007 and a record low of -6.10 percent of GDP in 2011. Government Budget in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Government Budget is an itemized accounting of the payments received by government (taxes and other fees) and the payments made by government (purchases and transfer payments). A budget deficit occurs when an government spends more money than it takes in. The opposite of a budget deficit is a budget surplus. This page provides - Lesotho Government Budget - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho Exports
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Exports in Lesotho increased to 3220.85 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2016 from 3191.09 LSL Million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Exports in Lesotho averaged 1583.28 LSL Million from 2001 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 3283.03 LSL Million in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of 476.79 LSL Million in the first quarter of 2001. Exports in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. Lesotho main exports are clothing (40 percent of total exports) and diamonds (22 percent). Others include: road vehicles, water, wool and tobacco. Main export partners are: the United States (35 percent) and South Africa (30 percent) followed by Belgium and Canada. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. […]

  • Lesotho GDP per capita PPP
    Posted by World Bank on September 1, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Lesotho was last recorded at 2494.08 US dollars in 2014, when adjusted by purchasing power parity (PPP). The GDP per Capita, in Lesotho, when adjusted by Purchasing Power Parity is equivalent to 14 percent of the world's average. GDP per capita PPP in Lesotho averaged 1789.98 USD from 1990 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 2494.08 USD in 2014 and a record low of 1300.56 USD in 1990. GDP per capita PPP in Lesotho is reported by the World Bank. The GDP per capita PPP is obtained by dividing the country’s gross domestic product, adjusted by purchasing power parity, by the total population. This page provides - Lesotho GDP per capita PPP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

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