Tag: Digital economy

The right kind of disruption... New banks in South Africa

The right kind of disruption... New banks in South Africa

31 Oct 18  Blog
There are a number of start-up banks set to challenge the dominance of the big four in South Africa (Absa, FirstRand Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank) in the coming months, includin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 18  News
The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, Accelerating Africa conference, began today in Toronto Starting tomorrow, in Kigali: The 2018 Mid-Term Review of the African Development Fun...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 18  News
African trade policy events now underway: In Nairobi: The 6th Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation In Brazzaville: Republic of Congo, UNECA work...
Changing nature of competitiveness poses challenges for future of the global economy

Changing nature of competitiveness poses challenges for future of the global economy

17 Oct 18  News
The WEF’s annual study on the global economy finds a competitiveness landscape radically altered by the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution The changing nature of economi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

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...
TICAD Ministerial Meeting: Japan a strategic investor for SA

TICAD Ministerial Meeting: Japan a strategic investor for SA

08 Oct 18  News
Japan remains a strategic and important long-term investor in different sectors of the economy both in South Africa and the rest of Africa, says Deputy Minister of Trade and Indust...
Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities

Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities

08 Oct 18  News
Representatives of West African countries are gathering in Burkina Faso to consider their e-commerce future and what needs to be done to realise it. Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo...
High-level panel highlights potential of e-commerce as driver for growth and inclusion

High-level panel highlights potential of e-commerce as driver for growth and inclusion

04 Oct 18  News
E-commerce is an increasingly growing force in global trade, with the potential to make the world economy more inclusive and provide opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Oct 18  News
Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: WTO Public Forum 2018. Under the main theme of Trade 2030, the Public Forum’s sub-themes will be sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a ...
Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

26 Sep 18  News
The flagship Trade and Development Report 2018 says the international economy remains rigged against the interests of the global poor. The world economy remains on shaky ground a ...
Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

26 Sep 18  News
Secretary-General calls for renewed commitment to rules-based order, reformed, reinvigorated, strengthened multilateral system If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

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...
Education in the 21st Century Digital World

Education in the 21st Century Digital World

14 Sep 18  Blog
In his 1995 best-selling book ‘The Road Ahead’, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said “the computer won’t dominate the learning experience, but it will effectively augment lear...
Somalia Economic Update: Rapid growth in mobile money

Somalia Economic Update: Rapid growth in mobile money

14 Sep 18  News
Regulation of Somalia’s mobile money market can spur innovation in financial sector development Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3-4 percent, accord...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Sep 18  News
African trade and business events to diarise: Blue economy, inclusive industrialization and economic development in Southern Africa: Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts me...
African countries need to develop a policy response to the digital economy

African countries need to develop a policy response to the digital economy

11 Sep 18  News
Workshop on Digital Transformation in Africa: Leveraging the Promise and Addressing New Challenges Dr Nimrod Zalk, Industrial Development Advisor in the office of the Director-Gen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 18  News
South African trade updates: (i) South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs (Reuters). AGOA grants qualifying countries duty-free access to US markets for thousands of ...
Women, trade and financial inclusion in SADC

Women, trade and financial inclusion in SADC

30 Aug 18  Blog
Financial inclusion is linked to both economic growth and poverty alleviation. It enables people to participate in the economy, and therefore to trade. It is necessary for business...
COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved

20 Aug 18  News
A total of 199 out of 204 non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to regional trade that have been reported among the COMESA Member States since the establishment of the Tripartite NTB Online R...
SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa

SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa

17 Aug 18  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to continue pushing for industrial growth and development in the region, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. With the help of t...