November 18, 2019 / 1:22 PM / 22 days ago

Botswana cuts 2019 economic growth forecast

GABORONE, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Botswana’s economy is expected to grow by 3.6% this year, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Monday, down from a previous forecast of 4.3%.

Gross domestic product growth in the diamond-producing southern African nation is projected to expand by 4.4% in 2020, Masisi said in his state of the nation address. (Reporting by Brian Benza; Writing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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