Tag: Commodities

Cement wars: How Dangote price cuts drive competitors into loss territory

Cement wars: How Dangote price cuts drive competitors into loss territory

13 Sep 17  News
The entry of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, into the cement business in Tanzania has rocked the industry in the region, with cement manufacturers looking at huge losses. T...
Building resilience to global risks: Challenges for African Central Banks

Building resilience to global risks: Challenges for African Central Banks

04 Sep 17  News
African economies tend to be less integrated into the world economy than those in other emerging regions. But this does not mean that they are immune to shocks from outside the con...
Zambia ends a two-year trade deficit with a surplus in July

Zambia ends a two-year trade deficit with a surplus in July

01 Sep 17  News
In July 2017, Zambia recorded a trade surplus valued at K410.6 Million from a trade deficit of K335.7 Million recorded in June 2017. This represents a 222.3 percent increase in the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Aug 17  News
Starting today, in Maputo: Mozambique hosts Tokyo International Conference on African development The meeting, which is taking place for the first time in Mozambique, has already ...
Chamber of Mines releases final independent report on trade misinvoicing

Chamber of Mines releases final independent report on trade misinvoicing

23 Aug 17  News
Calls on UNCTAD to withdraw its report and acknowledge its shortcomings The Chamber of Mines is pleased to release the third and final report in a series commissioned to examine t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Aug 17  News
Underway, in Durban: Third meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups The objective of the meeting is to continue the work that has already been undertaken since the beginning o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Aug 17  News
Featured tweet, @UrugwiroVillage: President Kagame is now (Saturday) hosting AU Reforms meeting with President Conde, AU Chair Moussa Faki, as well as a few former African Heads of...
With some countries, China is in the red

With some countries, China is in the red

21 Aug 17  News
Supply chains and commodity needs mean China doesn’t run massive trade surpluses with everyone China’s big trade surpluses hog all the headlines, but imbalances go both ways. ...
Financial resource curse in resource-rich countries

Financial resource curse in resource-rich countries

21 Jul 17  News
Why do commodity-dependent developing countries have typically lower levels of financial development than their peers? The literature has proposed many possible explanations, but ...
Malawi: Economic Development Document

Malawi: Economic Development Document

06 Jul 17  News
Malawi faces various economic challenges including: low productivity; narrow and raw export base with high reliance on few commodities; lack of alternative energy sources; and poor...
Export controls and competitiveness in African mining and minerals processing industries

Export controls and competitiveness in African mining and minerals processing industries

29 Jun 17  News
The minerals and metal sector in Africa is heavily affected by export control measures of raw materials. Export control measures are amongst the tools which governments employ with...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 17  News
Event pointers: Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement: 4th Meeting of the Parties (23-30 June, Mauritius) OECD Global Forum for Responsible Business Conduct (29-30 June, Pari...
New ACP policy targets transformation of agricultural commodities sector

New ACP policy targets transformation of agricultural commodities sector

21 Jun 17  News
A new policy approach to commodities is expected to focus efforts by the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Secretariat and its partners, in order to reap m...
Global growth set to strengthen to 2.7 percent as outlook brightens

Global growth set to strengthen to 2.7 percent as outlook brightens

05 Jun 17  News
Commodity exporters gradually recovering from recent low prices The World Bank forecasts that global economic growth will strengthen to 2.7 percent in 2017 as a pickup in manufact...
Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

Africa remains world’s second-fastest growing region

25 May 17  News
In 2016, Africa as a whole maintained its position as the world’s second-fastest growing economies behind South Asia, according to data released during the Financial Present...
Duty to protect SA steel industry

Duty to protect SA steel industry

09 May 17  News
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday he has signed off on a safeguard duty for hot rolled coil steel, but said the measure was subject to informing the World Trade...
Economic growth in Africa is on the upswing following a sharp slowdown

Economic growth in Africa is on the upswing following a sharp slowdown

19 Apr 17  News
Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in 2016, according to the new Africa’s Pulse, a...
EAC team to review taxes on key goods

EAC team to review taxes on key goods

14 Feb 17  News
The East African Community has formed a 25-member taskforce to revise the region’s Common External Tariff (CET) and fine-tune the existing rules of origin to boost intra-region...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 17  News
AU Summit press conferences today in Addis: Mrs Fatima Haram Acyl (Commissioner for Trade and Industry): ‘The Continental Free Trade Area: an opportunity for job creation in Afri...
Industrial commodities prices to surge in 2017: World Bank

Industrial commodities prices to surge in 2017: World Bank

25 Jan 17  News
Tight supply, strong demand boosts energy, metals prices The World Bank is forecasting strong gains for industrial commodities such as energy and metals in 2017, due to tightening...