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Tag: Economic Development

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Nov 18  News
Mali’s parliament yesterday, 15 November, unanimously ratified the AfCFTA Agreement. @AbdoulayeDiop8: Bravo au gouvernement & a l’Assemblée nationale du Mali pour cette pr...
AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

15 Nov 18  News
“This is a watershed moment for Africa” At the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania in July 2018, a budget of US$681,485,337 was ap...
Mozambique Economic Update: Less poverty, but more inequality

Mozambique Economic Update: Less poverty, but more inequality

15 Nov 18  News
As Mozambique begins to emerge from a two-year economic downturn, a new World Bank report warns that the country’s fiscal outlook remains fragile. Buoyed by a drop in inflation ...
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...
Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in South Africa

Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in South Africa

14 Nov 18  News
Trade misinvoicing in South Africa leads to massive revenue losses Analysis of trade misinvoicing in South Africa from 2010-2014 shows that the potential average loss of revenue t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Nov 18  News
Kenya-China trade relations: tweeted updates @Kiptoock: Today in Beijing, Zhang Jiwen-Vice Minister of Customs of China and myself signed protocol allowing market access of STEVIA...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Nov 18  News
Featured trade policy tweet, @CohenOnAfrica: US government withdrawal of AGOA privileges from Mauritania due to reports of slavery is essentially symbolic – trade with Mauritania...
Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast

Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast

08 Nov 18  News
Urgent talks on a looming global debt crisis take place in Geneva at the second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development on 7-9 November 2018....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Nov 18  News
Released today: Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa – 2017 Extracts (pdf): Overall commitments to Africa’s infrastructure from all sources increased to $81.6bn in 2017 f...
Africa Investment Forum: All set to tilt the tide of investments into Africa

Africa Investment Forum: All set to tilt the tide of investments into Africa

05 Nov 18  News
Forum to advance projects to bankable stages, raise capital, and accelerate financial closure of deals The Africa Investment Forum kicked off on Monday with a media brie...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Nov 18  News
Tunisia’s Ms Aya Chebbi (31) has been appointed as the AU’s Youth Envoy. A brief bio is available here. The World Bank has posted 25 Africa country Training for Reform analyse...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 18  News
Starting tomorrow, in Lilongwe, Malawi: First Extraordinary Summit of the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government championing education, science and technology Our featured...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 18  News
G20 Africa Investment Summit: selected updates Remarks by South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa. We are convinced that the impact of the Compact with Africa initiative will be enhanced...
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...
Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in Nigeria

Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in Nigeria

31 Oct 18  News
Nigeria trade misinvoicing leads to significant revenue losses Analysis of trade misinvoicing in Nigeria in 2014 shows that the potential loss of revenue to the government was app...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Oct 18  News
Alert: The Doing Business 2019 report will be released tomorrow (Wednesday) Featured newsletter: African Cotton, Textiles & Apparel Monitor #32 Featured trade commentaries: R...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Oct 18  News
Ottawa Ministerial on WTO reform: joint communiqué (GoC) We note growing trade tensions are linked to major shifts in the global trading landscape. We also note the difficulties ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Oct 18  News
Our featured tweet, @AmbMuchanga: Great news. Got notification from Chief Negotiator. South Africa Parliament has approved ratification of the AfCFTA Agreement. Formal deposit to b...
South Africa Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement 2018: Reforms to boost the economy

South Africa Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement 2018: Reforms to boost the economy

25 Oct 18  News
Government on Wednesday announced the proposed reprioritisation of R32.4 billion over the next three years as part of reforms to boost the South African economy. In the Medium Ter...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Oct 18  News
Featured trade policy tweets (i) @AdanMohamedCS: President Kenyatta has commissioned the Cabinet Subcommittee for EAC issues, comprising of myself and colleagues from Treasury, Fo...

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