Economics

Building a credit score when you're broke

2 weeks ago - 30 June 2019 | Economics

Anyone who longs for the days of being in their 20s and early 30s is forgetting one key factor: you were probably broke beyond hope.These years are filled with all sorts of start-up expenses like...

Financing a second home

3 weeks ago - 23 June 2019 | Economics

Most repeat buyers rely on the equity from the sale of their first home to finance their new home. However, the process of cancelling one home loan to take out another, is not always simple.According...

Have your bond and travel too

2 months ago - 05 May 2019 | Economics

One of the biggest fears of the millennial generation is being tied down to something that will get in the way of their travel plans. That's why, according to the 2017/2018 Old Mutual Millennial Survey,...

Cash for the community

3 months ago - 14 April 2019 | Economics

Benefit distributions in the communal conservancies come in different forms, but often in cash. While there has been criticism of this and of communal conservancies in general, the Nyae Nyae conservancy has benefitted significantly from...

Use it or lose it

3 months ago - 31 March 2019 | Economics

Windhoek • Theodore Stanley We all need to plan for our future and that of our children. Saving for retirement or education is essential, especially if you want to achieve financial independence. This should...

The benefits of sustainable investment

3 months ago - 24 March 2019 | Economics

Windhoek • Claire Hobbs In many first world economies, the effects of global warming continues to manifest as a business reality. In response, the Namibian...

What’s the hype about?

4 months ago - 17 March 2019 | Economics

A free talk held by the Bank of Namibia about Blockchain Technology, Crypto Currency, FinTech and Cyber Security was a huge success, particularly since these...

Investing in rental markets

4 months ago - 10 March 2019 | Economics

Student accommodation, lock-up-and-go sectional titles within central business districts, and holiday markets are just a few options savvy real estate investors have ...

New era for ­Inland Revenue

5 months ago - 02 February 2019 | Economics

As from mid-January next year, taxpayers will be able to submit their tax returns to the Inland Revenue department using the new Integrated Tax Administration...

Tax on dividend pay-outs explained

5 months ago - 27 January 2019 | Economics

Memory Mbai - Many are aware that dividends paid by Namibian companies to foreigners are subject to a 10% tax known as Non-resident Shareholders Tax...

Focus on finances

7 months ago - 10 December 2018 | Economics

Namibia strives to achieve an inclusive financial sector as well as financially literate and protected consumers. In light of this, the Bank of Namibia recently...

SDG targets out of reach

10 months ago - 17 September 2018 | Economics

Ellanie Smit - Namibia's ability to fully and timeously realise all targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at risk due to...

Economics

A million Namibians are broke

10 months ago - 20 August 2018 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – For Agnes B*, like the rest of the nearly one million Namibians now part of a new official statistic, it is tough...

Don't borrow to buy clothes

10 months ago - 20 August 2018 | Economics

Bank of Namibia governor Iipumbu Shiimi is urging Namibians not to borrow money to buy items like clothing and furniture, but instead to save money...

Sjebeeneienaars kwaad oor moratorium

1 year - 26 April 2018 | Economics

'n Optog is Maandag deur sowat 50 sjebeeneienaars op Rehoboth gehou weens die langdurige moratorium op die uitreiking van dranklisensies in die Hardapstreek.Die doel van...

Settle ­outstanding tax now!

1 year - 20 July 2017 | Economics

In spite of the tax amnesty, taxpayers have not taken full advantage of the programme while the deadline for settling outstanding amounts without interest and...

Less money leaves projects unfinished

2 years ago - 08 June 2017 | Economics

Yolanda Nel - The Omaheke Regional Council has used most of its shared budget for capital projects but less than half have been completed.The...

Budget boom for Okahandja

2 years ago - 27 April 2017 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – Some N$288 million will be pumped into major development projects at Okahandja over the three budget years to 2019/20.Of this, N$104 million...

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