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International Monetary Fund and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting: Statements and Communiqué

International Monetary Fund and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting: Statements and Communiqué

16 Apr 20  News
IMFC Statement by T.T. Mboweni, Minister of Finance for South Africa, on behalf of the Africa Group I Constituency[1] We express our deepest sympathies on the exten...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

14 Apr 20  News
EAC Heads of State will convene an extraordinary virtual summit, tomorrow, to discuss the coronavirus pandemic EAC Secretariat urges partner states to prepare post COVID-19 recove...
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni: Media briefing on economy and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni: Media briefing on economy and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

14 Apr 20  News
The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to deepen South Africa's economic woes, and is expected to push the economy into a deep recession during 2020. At a media briefing today, Finance...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

13 Apr 20  News
The IMF, World Bank Spring Meetings begin tomorrow: The schedule of IMF events, starting with the launch of the World Economic Outlook WBG president David Malpass: This w...
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward first recession in 25 years

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) drives Sub-Saharan Africa toward first recession in 25 years

09 Apr 20  News
For Sub-Saharan Africa, Coronavirus crisis calls for policies for greater resilience Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbre...
Protecting the vulnerable and excluded in the financial sector

Protecting the vulnerable and excluded in the financial sector

06 Apr 20  Blog
As the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it brings with it a global economic crisis. With economies only now beginning to properly recover from the glob...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

27 Mar 20  News
tralac’s Trudi Hartzenberg: South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic We’ve already seen that global cooperation and support are absolutely essential at this time. It...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Mar 20  News
The recently elected Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, Mr Wamkele Mene, will be sworn in tomorrow at the African Union. Trump Administration notifies Congress of intent...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Mar 20  News
@AUTradeIndustry: update on the AfCFTA negotiations The 8th meeting of the AfCFTA Technical Working Group on Trade in Services began today in Addis. It is an opportunity for AU me...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 20  News
IGAD protocol on free movement of persons endorsed at ministerial meeting (IGAD) Ministers in charge of Internal Affairs and those in charge of Labour of Member States of the Inte...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 20  News
10th EU-AU Commission-to-Commission: updates Opening statement by President von der Leyen. Dear Moussa, when I first came to Addis, I told you that I came first of all to list...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Feb 20  News
Why the need for a pharmaceutical initiative anchored on the AfCFTA? Extracts from the technical paper prepared for the Third Africa Business Forum (UNECA) This innovative AfCFTA-...
African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

30 Jan 20  News
Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 20  News
Launching tomorrow in Abidjan: The AfDB’s flagship African Economic Outlook 2020. The theme: Developing Africa’s workforce for the future. A preview of UNCTAD’s Illicit Trad...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jan 20  News
Rwanda to scrap visa fees for over 90 countries (New Times) Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francop...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Dec 19  News
Key AfCFTA meetings begin on Monday in Accra, culminating in the African Trade Ministerial meeting this weekend (Ghana News Agency) Ghana, under the auspices of its Ministry of Tr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Dec 19  News
Doing Business 2020: Selected African economy profiles Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, CAR, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, ...
Financial sector trade

Financial sector trade

24 Oct 19  Infographics
Regulatory heterogeneity is a major barrier to cross-border expansion across all modes of delivery for financial services businesses. Even when regulatory regimes are open to forei...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 19  News
WBG/IMF Annual Meetings: selected updates The Broadband for All Working Group: Achieving broadband access for all in Africa comes with a $100bn price tag Intergovernmenta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Oct 19  News
Concluding today, in Lusaka: CII-Exim Bank Regional Conclave on India-Southern Africa Project Partnership A guide to the WB/IMF 2019 Annual Meetings (which concludes on Sunday) ...

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