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  • 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. […]

  • The Embassy of the People's Republic of China and Chinese Community in Lesotho Holds a Handover Ceremony of Donations for Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom of Lesotho
    Posted on August 26, 2016 at 11:24 am

    [Focac] On August 18th, 2016, the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Community in Lesotho held a Handover Ceremony of Donations for celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom of Lesotho, which was presented by Honorable Lekhetho Rakuoane, Minister of Home Affairs, Honorable Tlohang Sekhamane, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, H. E. Dr. Suan Xianghua, the Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho, Mr. Chen Kehui, representative of the Chinese Community in Lesotho. […]

  • Lesotho Army Chief Visits Rwanda
    Posted on August 24, 2016 at 6:48 am

    [Focus] The commander of Lesotho Defence Forces, (LDF) Lt. Gen. Kennedy Tlali Kamoli and his delegation of other eight senior military officers are in the country for a five-day visit. […]

  • Lesotho Army Chief Visits, Seeks Stronger Military Ties With Rwanda
    Posted on August 23, 2016 at 5:12 am

    [New Times] The commander of Lesotho Defence Force, Lt Gen Kennedy Tlali Kamoli, arrived in Rwanda on Sunday for a five-day working visit, along with a high-powered delegation of eight senior military officers from the Southern African nation. […]

  • Ramaphosa Visits Lesotho Ahead of SADC Summit
    Posted on August 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

    [News24Wire] Deputy President and Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has paid a working visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho. […]

  • R2K Slams Attacks On Media Freedom in Southern Africa
    Posted on August 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    [News24Wire] Media advocacy group Right2Know has expressed concern over the recent attacks on press freedom in some southern African countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. […]

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  • 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. […]

  • CORRECTED-Southern African economic bloc seeks $2.7 billion for drought relief
    Posted on July 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    JOHANNESBURG, July 12 (Reuters) - The Southern African economic bloc said it would appeal for $2.7 billion from the international community to help more than 23 million people in "urgent need" because of a blistering drought. […]

  • UPDATE 1-UN food agency says faces $610 mln shortfall for southern Africa drought relief
    Posted on July 7, 2016 at 11:39 am

    JOHANNESBURG, July 7 (Reuters) - The United Nations' food agency said on Thursday it needed $730 million over the next 12 months for relief in seven southern African countries hit hard by a blistering drought and faced a $610 million shortfall. […]

  • African civil society organisations oppose new seed protocol
    Posted on June 15, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    LUSAKA, June 15 (Reuters) - Civil society organisations have opposed plans by 19 African states to introduce a regional protocol banning the use of uncertified seeds, a move aimed at protecting the intellectual property rights of plant breeders. […]

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  • Gabon's President Bongo re-elected, parliament set on fire
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Demonstrators in Gabon clashed with police and set part of the parliament building on fire on Wednesday amid anger among opposition supporters over President Ali Bongo's re-election in polls that his main rival, Jean Ping, claimed to have won. […]

  • Zuma challenges ruling that graft charges be reinstated
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma is to appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him be reinstated, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Wednesday. […]

  • Tanzania's opposition suspends pro-democracy demonstrations
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's main opposition party has suspended protests scheduled for Thursday, to give time for negotiations with the government that has called its planned demonstrations illegal. […]

  • Calm seas, Libya's lawless state open door for migrant flows
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    ROME/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Calmer seas and Libya's lawlessness have again opened the way for smugglers to ship thousands of migrants across the Mediterranean in days, in a striking reminder of how far Europe is from ending the migrant crisis. […]

  • South African mine deaths rise after years of improving safety
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    PHUTHADITJHABA, South Africa (Reuters) - Pakiso Matsemela recalls the day he lost the use of his legs, joining the long casualty list of a South African mining industry whose accident rate is again climbing after years of improvement. […]

  • Zimbabweans ignore strike call, organisers blame state intimidation
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans on Wednesday largely ignored a strike called by political activists to protest against the government's handling of growing discontent and economic woes, with organisers accusing state security of intimidating people and businesses. […]

  • Kenya's anti-graft chief, accused of conflict of interest, quits
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chairman of Kenya's anti-graft body said on Wednesday he had quit after lawmakers recommended removing him from office over an alleged conflict of interest between his family business and another state-run agency. […]

  • Nigerian army commander: only weeks left for Boko Haram
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 10:51 am

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's army expects to seize Boko Haram's last few strongholds in the northeast over the next few weeks, the commander in charge of crushing the jihadist group's seven-year insurgency said on Wednesday. […]

  • Gabon condemns Ping, warns French officials against 'interference'
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 8:08 am

    LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - The Gabon government on Tuesday accused President Ali Bongo's challenger, Jean Ping, of trying to destabilise the country, and warned French ruling party officials against "interference" in its affairs. […]

  • Death toll from Somalia car bomb attack on Tuesday rises to 22 -police
    Posted on August 31, 2016 at 7:04 am

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday that exploded outside the Presidential Palace has risen to 22, police said on Wednesday. […]

  • Lesotho Inflation Rate
    Posted by Lesotho Bureau of Statistics on August 31, 2016 at 3:36 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 Cpi Transportation
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on August 16, 2016 at 8:14 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 Food Inflation
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on August 16, 2016 at 8:14 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. […]

  • Deposit Interest Rate in Lesotho
    Posted by World Bank on August 9, 2016 at 7:14 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 to GDP
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on August 9, 2016 at 7:14 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 GDP per capita
    Posted by World Bank on July 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    The Gross Domestic Product per capita in Lesotho was last recorded at 1226.60 US dollars in 2014. The GDP per Capita in Lesotho is equivalent to 10 percent of the world's average. GDP per capita in Lesotho averaged 629.08 USD from 1960 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1226.60 USD in 2014 and a record low of 244.96 USD in 1960. GDP per capita in Lesotho is reported by the World Bank. The GDP per capita is obtained by dividing the country’s gross domestic product, adjusted by inflation, by the total population. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho GDP per capita - 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 July 19, 2016 at 12:19 am

    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 Money Supply M2
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 14, 2016 at 11:13 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. […]

  • Lesotho Money Supply M1
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 14, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Money Supply M1 in Lesotho decreased to 4927 Million LSL in the first quarter of 2016 from 5295.30 Million LSL in the fourth quarter of 2015. Money Supply M1 in Lesotho averaged 3161.94 Million LSL from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5295.30 Million LSL in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a record low of 1395.80 Million LSL in the second quarter of 2003. Money Supply M1 in Lesotho is reported by the Central Bank of Lesotho. . This page provides - Lesotho Money Supply M1- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. […]

  • Lesotho Current Account
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 14, 2016 at 11:13 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 External Debt
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 14, 2016 at 11:13 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 Imports
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 14, 2016 at 11:13 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 Exports
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 14, 2016 at 11:13 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 Balance of Trade
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 14, 2016 at 6:14 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 GDP per capita PPP
    Posted by World Bank on July 13, 2016 at 1:39 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. […]

  • Lesotho GDP
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 6, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Lesotho was worth 2.18 billion US dollars in 2014. The GDP value of Lesotho represents 0 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 Population
    Posted by World Bank on July 5, 2016 at 12:16 am

    The total population in Lesotho was estimated at 2.1 million people in 2015, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Lesotho had a population of 0.9 million people. The population of Lesotho represents 0.03 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 3185 people on the planet is a resident of Lesotho. This page provides the latest reported value for - Lesotho Population - 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 July 4, 2016 at 5:57 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 Government Debt to GDP
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 4, 2016 at 5:57 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 Competitiveness Index
    Posted by World Economic Forum on July 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Lesotho scored 3.70 points out of 7 on the 2014-2015 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Index in Lesotho averaged 3.44 Points from 2007 until 2016, 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 Government Budget
    Posted by Central Bank of Lesotho on July 4, 2016 at 5:57 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 Terrorism Index
    Posted by Institute for Economics and Peace on July 4, 2016 at 5:57 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). […]

  • Ease of Doing Business in Lesotho
    Posted by World Bank on July 4, 2016 at 5:57 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 Competitiveness Rank
    Posted by World Economic Forum on July 4, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Lesotho is the 113 most competitive nation in the world out of 144 countries ranked in the 2014-2015 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum. Competitiveness Rank in Lesotho averaged 119.80 from 2007 until 2016, 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 Corruption Rank
    Posted by Transparency International on July 4, 2016 at 5:57 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. […]

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  • 10 fundamental lessons learned when doing business in Africa
    Posted by Dr James Makamba on August 24, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Doing business in Africa can be somewhat of a challenge, considering the continents’ vastness, underdevelopment in certain areas and political and cultural diversities. However, with endless opportunity and resources, making money on the continent it is definitely worth the risk. Doing business in Africa: Mining Recently I sat down with a business partner of mine, ...Read Mor […]

  • Achieving Sustainable Transport in Africa
    Posted by Joshua Amponsem on August 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Africa must achieve sustainable transport in its effort to contribute to global carbon emission reduction and the goal of limiting global temperature increase well below 2 degrees Celsius, while urging efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The African Development Bank (AfDB) and other allied institutions have committed to providing 175 billion USD ...Read Mor […]

  • De-risking in Africa on the rise, according to latest SWIFT data
    Posted by Africa Business on August 24, 2016 at 9:56 am

    SWIFT data shows that banks around the world are reducing their correspondent banking relationships with a focus on perceived higher-risk jurisdictions, including Africa Johannesburg, 24 August 2016 – SWIFT data released today shows that many countries in Africa have seen a reduction in the number of foreign counterparties, the overseas banks with which African banks ...Read Mor […]

  • Two things I wish I had known when I started a small business
    Posted by Steven Cohen on August 24, 2016 at 9:53 am

    By Steven Cohen, Head of Sage One International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia) One of the questions other entrepreneurs most often ask me is what I wish I had known when we first started the Pastel business in 1990. Looking back over the past 26 years, I can distil my answer into two key ...Read Mor […]

  • ‘5G Could Bridge the Digital Divide’ – Integr8
    Posted by Africa Business on August 24, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The advent of technology forces such as Big Data, analysis, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing to support digitisation in business brought about next generation connectivity infrastructure. Experts in ICT managed services have described the imminence of 5G mobile wireless standard as a breakthrough that promises to open up new channels of opportunity ...Read Mor […]

  • Hoyahoye Ethiopian Ancient Tradition
    Posted by Eden Sahle on August 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Ethiopia is truly a place of great culture and celebrations. One worth witnessing is Buhe which is celebrated on August 19 of every year. Religiously the day marks the transfiguration of Jesus on mount Tabor. The celebration performed by young boys and men all over Ethiopia is breathtaking and exciting to watch in Addis Ababa ...Read Mor […]

  • Cloud Computing Setting Pace in Businesses
    Posted by Joshua Amponsem on August 23, 2016 at 10:03 am

    It has been acknowledged globally that cloud computing works out as the most cost effective and reliable. Although several changes need to be done for existing companies to make this possible, cloud computing has set a pace  for most companies, allowing easy communication and transfer of documents and files to increase productivity and efficiency. Business ...Read Mor […]