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THE FALL OF COUCEIRO

One of the country’s longest CEOs, who survived many battles against the comrades, finally succumbed to the war itself. Two weeks ago Mascom’s Jose Vieira Couceiro whose reign was characterized by running battles with the unions, was told to walk, after seventeen years at Botswana’s biggest telecom. Staff writer TSHIRELETSO MOTLOGELWA traces the tumultuous journey …

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CORPORATE FIRMS LIKELY TO EXPLOIT TAX EXEMPTIONS

A tax expert has warned that corporate firms may change group structures to align themselves with the revised Income Tax Act and benefit from its exemptions. The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has published the much-anticipated relaxation of provisions of the Income Tax Act that restricted 100 percent deductions of interest expenses for companies.  …

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BPOPF JITTERY OVER THREATS OF BLACKLISTING

•    BPOPF offshore asset managers concerned, face sanctions    •   Pension fund would face disaster from blacklisting Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) will struggle to secure credible asset managers, owing to reported anti money laundering deficiencies, the fund’s Principal Officer Boitumelo Molefe said this week. Molefe revealed that BPOPF’s current foreign asset …

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‘Households spending will be critical to avert a recession’

A portfolio manager at Kgori Capital says the fact that the poorest – and therefore the most deserving – are difficult to assess calls for more determined efforts to embrace them because how society functions in the future will be affected by the abominable event that is COVID-19. Different categories of people and different sectors …

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BIHL: The next chapter

Experts believe Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited’s broad based financial services value proposition will play a large part in starving off the competitive pressures in this space by giving the monster a differentiated competitive edge, staff Writer KITSO DICKSON writes.  BIHL kick started a fresh new 5 year strategy earmarked on delivering value through maximization of …

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