Tag: Development finance

Africa Ireland Economic Forum 2018: High-level leaders from Ireland and Africa in politics, business and agribusiness meet in Dublin

Africa Ireland Economic Forum 2018: High-level leaders from Ireland and Africa in politics, business and agribusiness meet in Dublin

15 Oct 18  News
Next call for AADP applications launched at Africa Ireland Economic Forum The 6th Africa Ireland Economic Forum took place on the 11th of October 2018 at the Convention Centre, Du...
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12 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme: validation workshop for cross border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations (2...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 18  News
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has retu...
African governments’ debt payments double in just two years

African governments’ debt payments double in just two years

09 Oct 18  News
Debt problems on the African continent are increasing, with external government debt payments doubling in two years In new analysis released ahead of the IMF and World B...
EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

05 Oct 18  News
The European Union has launched the External Investment Plan (EIP), an ambitious initiative to encourage investment in partner countries in Africa and in the EU Neighbourhood regio...
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28 Sep 18  News
South Africa’s August 2018 merchandise trade statistics show a R8.79 billion surplus from an upwardly revised R5.29 billion deficit in July and above market expectations. “We e...
UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

26 Sep 18  News
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday joined world leaders in calling for greater investment in jobs for young people in Africa, calling them the continent...
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25 Sep 18  News
Profiled African trade and regional integration events now underway: In Windhoek: preparatory meetings for the joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for ICT, Information, Tr...
The EU’s bank in Africa steps up the action

The EU’s bank in Africa steps up the action

18 Sep 18  News
Whether or not Jean-Claude Juncker’s plans for a “partnership of equals” with Africa becomes reality any time soon, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank will have an...
T20 Task Force on Cooperation with Africa: Policy proposals

T20 Task Force on Cooperation with Africa: Policy proposals

18 Sep 18  News
The T20 task force on Cooperation with Africa aims to integrate cooperation efforts with Africa broadly across G20 work-streams, strengthen G20 members’ commitments to Africa’s...
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14 Sep 18  News
In Washington, DC: IMF’s Christine Lagarde at the launch of a new book, Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish lin...
World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa

14 Sep 18  News
The average quality of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa was broadly unchanged in 2017, according to the latest review by the World Bank. This is a shift from the det...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Sep 18  News
PIDA Week 2018: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance (Nepad) The 2018 PIDA Week (29 October – 2 November, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) ...
Compact with Africa: Linking policy reforms with private investment

Compact with Africa: Linking policy reforms with private investment

12 Sep 18  News
The G20, World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, and African Development Bank are partnering in a new way to stimulate private investment in Africa Over the past year, many...
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05 Sep 18  News
Next week, in Lusaka: World Export Develop-ment Forum 2018: ITC will launch several publications throughout the conference (11-12 September, Lusaka), including the Business Guide ...
2018 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking investment opportunities in the East African Community

2018 Development Finance Forum: Unlocking investment opportunities in the East African Community

05 Sep 18  News
Trillions of dollars of under-invested capital in the developed world are seeking higher returns at the same time as developing countries seek capital as well as expertise, knowled...
2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the opening ceremony

2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the opening ceremony

04 Sep 18  News
Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) on Monday. The full...
FOCAC: Call for investment-led trade

FOCAC: Call for investment-led trade

04 Sep 18  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for investment-led trade between Africa and China. This will help promote the industrialisation of African economies and position the continen...
Brexit on Tour in Africa

Brexit on Tour in Africa

04 Sep 18  Blog
Prime Minister Theresa May made a brief visit last week to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. These are the large, anchor economies of Southern, East and West Africa. They are also a...
President Cyril Ramaphosa and UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statements in Cape Town, South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa and UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statements in Cape Town, South Africa

28 Aug 18  News
Prime Minister Theresa May’s press statement alongside the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa Scroll down for President Ramaphosa’s remarks Thank you, Mr President, fo...