Tag: Extractive industries

Sixty-six countries struggling with governance of oil, gas and mining sectors

Sixty-six countries struggling with governance of oil, gas and mining sectors

29 Jun 17  News
New index shows promise in some developing countries, but raises alarms over sovereign wealth funds and citizens’ freedom to hold governments to account The majority of governme...
Export controls and competitiveness in African mining and minerals processing industries

Export controls and competitiveness in African mining and minerals processing industries

29 Jun 17  News
The minerals and metal sector in Africa is heavily affected by export control measures of raw materials. Export control measures are amongst the tools which governments employ with...
Shifting Ghana’s competitiveness into a higher gear: Ghana economic update 2017

Shifting Ghana’s competitiveness into a higher gear: Ghana economic update 2017

28 Jun 17  News
This edition of the Ghana Economic Update is the second edition of the annual series on Ghana’s economic prospects. Every issue includes both a broad overview of the country’s ...
Fiscal consolidation to accelerate growth and support inclusive development: Ghana Public Expenditure Review

Fiscal consolidation to accelerate growth and support inclusive development: Ghana Public Expenditure Review

27 Jun 17  News
Ghana has experienced an extended period of robust growth since the early 2000s, supported by a favorable external environment and large investment inflows, particularly in the ext...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jun 17  News
A reminder that the SACU Summit takes place today in Swaziland. tralac’s Weekly Newsletter is posted. Talkmore Chidede examines investment policy reforms in Africa: How can they...
Third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique: Minutes of the Meeting

Third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique: Minutes of the Meeting

20 Jun 17  News
The third Trade Policy Review of Mozambique was held on 3 and 5 May 2017, allowing Members to have a better understanding of Mozambique’s trade and investment policies as well as...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jun 17  News
CFTA negotiations: The 3rd Meeting of the African Ministers of Trade began today in Niamey, Niger. It concludes tomorrow. Featured visualisation: Market potential of West African ...
Trade Policy Review: Nigeria

Trade Policy Review: Nigeria

13 Jun 17  News
The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Nigeria takes place on 13 and 15 June 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 17  News
Featured tweet, @AfricaSweMFA: 26 countries represented at the Nordic-African FM meeting in Nigeria [this weekend]. Great discussions on peace and security, trade and gender equali...
Zimbabwe govt loses out on mining tax

Zimbabwe govt loses out on mining tax

30 May 17  News
Zimbabwe needs to design a proper mining taxation regime to establish an appropriate royalty system that ensures the economy realises optimal revenues during a commodity boom and b...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 May 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, West Africa Brief Finishing today, in Mauritius: The Commonwealth’s African Regional Consultation on ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 May 17  News
Selected highlights from the AfDB Annual Meeting in Ahmedabad: Akinwumi Adesina’s keynote speech, commentary by Pankaj Patel (FICCI president), AfDB, IFC to promote investm...
Tanzania President asks mines minister to resign after audit

Tanzania President asks mines minister to resign after audit

24 May 17  News
Tanzanian President John Magufuli asked Mines Minister Sospeter Muhongo to resign after an audit of containers of mineral sands showed exports had been understated. An investigati...
Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

23 May 17  News
Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi Kipgen of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently introduced the Extractives Dependence Index (EDI) to measure a country’s dependence o...
Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

22 May 17  News
Nigeria can build on the oil-driven economic recovery anticipated for it in 2017 by strengthening its macroeconomic policy framework and implementing the structural reforms needed ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 May 17  News
Posted: tralac’s Weekly Newsletter Akinwumi Adesina: Africa and India – sharing the development journey (IPPMedia) And nowhere is this partnership more needed than on the iss...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 May 17  News
Underway, in Brussels: the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers. The ACP Council of Ministers will deliberate in plenary on 3-4 May, before meeting with counterparts from ...
Trade Policy Review: Mozambique

Trade Policy Review: Mozambique

03 May 17  News
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Mozambique takes place on 3 and 5 May 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 17  News
Today, in London: International Development Committee hearing on Forced displacement and food crises in Central and East Africa Next week, in Nairobi: the Asian African Legal Co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 17  News
Vera Songwe, a Cameroonian economist and banking executive, is the new UNECA Executive Secretary. Ms Songwe has been working as the International Finance Corporation’s regional d...