Tag: Digital economy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Dec 18  News
Ahead of Monday’s IMF conference, The future of work in sub-Saharan Africa, in Accra, Ghana: a podcast with Axel Schimmelpfennig AfCFTA updates from this past week’s AMOT mini...
Future of Africa e-commerce looks bright as Nairobi event ends

Future of Africa e-commerce looks bright as Nairobi event ends

14 Dec 18  News
First Africa eCommerce Week closes with UNCTAD issuing the Nairobi Manifesto on the Digital Economy and Inclusive Development in Africa. Africa’s next steps on the path to engag...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Dec 18  News
IMF’s Chart of the Week: Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is a tale of different experiences President Trump’s new Africa strategy was unveiled today in Washington: Remarks by A...
Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

13 Dec 18  News
A high-level session at UNCTAD’s first Africa eCommerce Week showed that the continent has the potential to scale e-commerce enterprises – but its new free trade area will be k...
Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

Tear down barriers and African e-commerce will thrive, say CEOs

11 Dec 18  News
Participants at UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week discover that e-commerce will flourish only when governments and businesses across the continent work together. Barriers to domest...
Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

Digital Africa must make its mark, Nairobi e-commerce event hears

11 Dec 18  News
UNCTAD’s Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya, focuses on what must be done to speed up the readiness of African countries to engage in and benefit from e-commerce. Key findi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Dec 18  News
Some keynote, Q1 2019, African trade policy discussions to diarise: Trade Policy Review for the East African Community (20, 22 March 2019, Geneva). This will be the only Afric...
ICC: Tax policy for the digital economy

ICC: Tax policy for the digital economy

04 Dec 18  News
In an era of unprecedented digital transformation, taxation of the digitalised economy is a leading topic on the global tax agenda Proposals at regional and national level have en...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @GovUganda: Today (Wednesday) the Instrument of Uganda’s ratification of the AfCFTA was officially handed over to the African Union Commission. Uganda...
ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

ECOWAS Commission urges strengthening of cross-border trade through e-commerce

28 Nov 18  News
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is committed to boosting cross-border trade through e-commerce. Commissioner for Telecommunications and In...
Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

27 Nov 18  Blog
Approximately a year ago, tralac published a working paper that overviewed South Africa’s software development industry cluster in the Western Cape Province[1]. The Western Cape ...
African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

27 Nov 18  News
Trade officials and experts from Commonwealth African countries gathered in the Seychelles recently to discuss regional and global trade issues affecting their growth and developme...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA Phase II negotiations: expert workshop concludes today in Addis (UNECA) The AfCFTA Phase II issues are investment, competition policy, and intellectual property rights. The...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 18  News
Today’s trade-related event postings: Uganda’s Ministry of Trade, this morning, launched the Uganda Trade Information Portal. A related update from Rwanda. The Govern...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 18  News
Regional Risks for Doing Business 2018 (WEF) Of the 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that we surveyed, “unemployment and underemployment” was identified as the most pressing...
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...