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The competitiveness of African economies: innovation, infrastructure, goods trade and public institutions

The competitiveness of African economies: innovation, infrastructure, goods trade and public institutions

04 Oct 17  Discussion
On 26 September, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released the annual Global Competitiveness Report for 2017/2018. The report examines the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) which me...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Oct 17  News
This week, in Abuja: Seventh meeting of the CFTA Negotiating Forum The objective of the meeting is to consider the draft texts of the CFTA Agreement and its Annexes and Appendices...
New digital era must ensure prosperity for all

New digital era must ensure prosperity for all

03 Oct 17  News
Digitalization is impacting every aspect of production and trade, from the largest corporations to the smallest traders, but there is a risk that it will lead to widening income in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Oct 17  News
Launching today, in Geneva: UNCTAD’s Information Economy Report 2017. The Report will examine how increased digitalization is influencing international trade and what the implica...
E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

E-Commerce: Some developing countries push back on idea of new WTO rules

02 Oct 17  News
While the profile of electronic commerce is rising in diverse international fora, some developing countries are saying they do not want to discuss a new negotiating mandate for e-c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted: The battle over safeguards on poultry imports from the EU continues Profiled African trade and industrial policy events: (i) Growing bus...
Ninth BRICS Leaders’ Summit: Xiamen Declaration

Ninth BRICS Leaders’ Summit: Xiamen Declaration

05 Sep 17  News
Extract from the Xiamen Declaration Adopted at the Ninth BRICS Leaders’ Summit on 4 September 2017 We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federat...
Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

Western and Central Africa region moves ahead on digital customs and e-commerce

30 Aug 17  News
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) with support from the Customs Cooperation Fund (CCF) Japan and Burkina Faso Customs Administration organized a Regional Workshop on Digital Cus...
Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

Is the world integrating or disintegrating?

17 Aug 17  News
The Sixty-Fourth Session of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board will be held from 11 to 22 September 2017 in Geneva. A high-level dialogue will provide an opportunity to as...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Aug 17  News
Dangote Cement achieves massive revenue increase across Nigeria, other African countries (Premium Times) Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unau...
Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

01 Aug 17  News
Mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to reach 4.3 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to a new report released by the United Nations telecommunications agency. N...
Regional action crucial for financial inclusion of small enterprises in Africa

Regional action crucial for financial inclusion of small enterprises in Africa

31 Jul 17  News
Accounting and insurance regulators and practitioners have outlined potential interventions for the increased access to financial services for Micro, small and medium-sized enterpr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jul 17  News
Starting on Monday: 2nd SADC Industrialisation Week: Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional value chains. Southern Africa Trust briefing 37th Ordin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jul 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Harare: Measuring and implementing trade facilitation in Zimbabwe Next week, in Abuja: Establishing a trade facilitation roadmap in Nigeria At WTO: Goods ne...
Jack Ma’s team of Chinese billionaires arrives in Kenya to hunt for deals

Jack Ma’s team of Chinese billionaires arrives in Kenya to hunt for deals

20 Jul 17  News
Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, jetted into Nairobi Wednesday evening, starting a packed two-day visit that peaks with a public ...
Information and communication technologies heralded by UN chiefs as critical to fast-forward achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

Information and communication technologies heralded by UN chiefs as critical to fast-forward achievement of Sustainable Development Goals

14 Jul 17  News
Information & communication technologies (ICTs) now form the backbone of today’s economies – providing individuals with access to such vitally important resources as employ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jul 17  News
UNCTAD’s Mukhisa Kituyi: The road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa According to UNCTAD’s e-commerce index, Africa is trailing far behind in terms of readiness to engage in an...
Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

12 Jul 17  News
“Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba. But the creed does not only define the genesis of a...
Connectivity and inclusiveness highlighted at opening of Aid for Trade Global Review

Connectivity and inclusiveness highlighted at opening of Aid for Trade Global Review

12 Jul 17  News
Continued support is needed to improve connectivity, lower trading costs and increase women’s participation in trade, particularly in developing and least developed countries (LD...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 17  News
Featured infographic: Visualizing trade flows among G20 nations Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: Sixth Global Review of Aid for Trade Lily Sommer, Heini Suominen, David Luke: Aid fo...

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