Business (541)

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Stanlib Namibia says it is in the process of developing its local unlisted capability that will see the asset management firm invest in private equity or infrastructure in the near future. The investment management services provider, with over N$6 billion worth of assets under management, says it stands ready to comply with the proposed amendments to Regulation 28, Regulation 15 and Regulation 29 among others, that will be amended to gradually lift the domestic asset requirement threshold from the current 35 percent of total assets to 45 percent.

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  • Apr

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has claimed that its members are owed in excess of N$500 million by Government in unpaid invoices for services rendered or goods supplied.

NCCI Chief Executive Officer, Tarah Shaanika, this week appealed to the Government to prioritise the payment of all outstanding debt owed to businesses or risk company closures and further job losses. Shaanika claimed that some of their members were either being liquidated or were at risk of being liquidated because of Government’s delay in payment, while some members were finding it difficult to continue operating at the same level as before because of Government’s budget cuts.

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  • Apr

FNB Namibia Holdings subsidiary, Ashburton Fund Managers Namibia, is expected to be operational by June, after the asset management firm secured a licence from regulators in December. FNB Chief Marketing Officer: Strategic Marketing and Communications, Tracey Eagles, told the Windhoek Observer this week that Ashburton Namibia’s licence was given the regulatory green light well before the Pointbreak acquisition approval came through last month.

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  • Apr

Telecom Namibia says it has made progress in expanding its fibre access network footprint despite the negative economic climate. The last mile fibre links were installed to connect corporate businesses and public institutions in 24 towns across the country.

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  • Apr

Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) is upbeat about the prospects of the global diamond sector this year, amid increased demand for the precious stone. This comes as the local diamond seller, a 50/50 partnership between global diamond miner, De Beers, and the Government of Namibia, says it has been witnessing increased demand for its stones over the course of the year.

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  • Apr

Production at Paladin Energy’s Langer Heinrich Uranium in the Erongo Region has dropped by more than a quarter to 896 070 pounds, in the four months ended 31 March, the company said this week. Paladin said production and unit costs were impacted by the first full quarter of a planned reduced production.

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  • Apr

Shareholders of new short-term insurance company, King Price, have pumped in N$35 million as start-up capital. Namibian shareholders own a combined 26 percent stake in King Price, while the rest of the shares are owned by Munich Re and the Mertech Group, whose owner, Francois van Niekerk, co-founded the Atterbury Property Group.

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  • Apr

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has identified the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) as one of Africa’s most inspiring companies in the United Kingdom at the launch of the ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ which puts forward the most dynamic companies on the African continent.

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  • Apr

This week Standard Bank Namibia signed a sponsoring banking relationship agreement with Namibia Post Limited (NamPost) which will enable Nampost’s clients to have access to the National Payment System.

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  • Apr

According to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA), the annual headline inflation rate in March, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), declined for the second consecutive month, but remained uncomfortably high while the upside risk to the inflation outlook has increased.

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