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Tag: Extractive industries

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Oct 18  News
Kenya Economic Update: In search of fiscal space – who benefits from government spending and taxation? (World Bank) The report builds on the options to enhance domestic revenue ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 18  News
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has retu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Aug 18  News
African freight volumes, passenger demand: IATA’s June analysis Freight trends: All regions except Africa reported a year-on-year increase in freight volumes in June 2018, but ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jul 18  News
BRICS Business Forum: selected highlights President Xi Jinping's address:  Keeping abreast of the trend of the times to achieve common development We are witnessing major c...
US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

25 Jul 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants. The Gas Roadmap for sub-Saharan Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 18  News
Updated: tralac’s AfCFTA Ratification Barometer UNU-WIDER has posted an early view of the forthcoming book Industries without Smoke-stacks: Industrialization in Africa reconside...
Nigeria’s export earnings rise by 10% to $14.4bn in Q1 2018

Nigeria’s export earnings rise by 10% to $14.4bn in Q1 2018

03 Jul 18  News
Brief on Balance of Payments Statistics for First Quarter of 2018 The provisional Balance of Payments (BOP) estimates for Q1 2018 showed a significant improvement in the country...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jun 18  News
A reminder that the SACU Heads of State Summit took place today in Gaborone. SA’s President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, an...
Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

29 Jun 18  News
On 13 June 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2018: Australi...
Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Update 2017

Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study Update 2017

26 Jun 18  News
Boosting growth and prosperity through agribusiness, extractives, and tourism The Tanzania Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) 2017 identifies priority actions in support of...
IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Angola

IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Angola

12 Jun 18  News
Angola: The Road to Economic Reform The IMF recently completed its annual health check of the Angolan economy and found that the country, under a new administration, has...
Namibia’s trade analysis for 2017

Namibia’s trade analysis for 2017

12 Jun 18  News
An update by the Namibia Trade Forum The total value of exports in 2016 was N$ 66 billion, which dropped by -5% in 2017 to N$ 63 billion. Imports also reduced by -10% (N$ 9.5 bill...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018 Developed economies saw the biggest drop in FDI flows in 2017 – at 37%, to $712bn – but this was to some extent expected, after a spike in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 May 18  News
Australia’s trade and investment relationships with Africa: update, submissions. The reporting date for the Senate inquiry has been extended to 21 June 2018. Download the submiss...
Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

21 May 18  News
On 13 June 2017, the Australian Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee launched an inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 May 18  News
Diarise: Moving forward with the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area – opportunities and challenges (24 May, Wilson Center, Washington). The speakers: D...
Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

14 May 18  News
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has just released the fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR V), which urges countries endowed with abundant natural resour...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for March 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for March 2018

02 May 18  News
South Africa’s trade surplus beats expectations South Africa’s trade balance shifted to R9.47 billion surplus in March of 2018, from an upwardly revised R0.60 billion def...
Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

24 Apr 18  News
Africa’s energy landscape is changing, but not in a uniform direction. New discoveries of oil and gas are accompanying the expansion of renewable energy generation. What does the...

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