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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...
EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

11 Apr 18  News
The four-year, €5.5 million ($6.9m) project will give strategic support to the oil-dependent African nation’s efforts to reignite growth and trade its way out of least develope...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Apr 18  News
Decisions, declarations and resolutions of the Assembly of the African Union (29-29 January): extracts (i) Declaration on internet governance and development of Africa’s di...
Kenya, Mozambique to revive cooperation

Kenya, Mozambique to revive cooperation

03 Apr 18  News
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb Monica Juma and her Mozambique counterpart H.E. Jose Condungua Pacheco on 30 March held bilateral talks on the sidelines of President Uhuru Ke...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for February 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for February 2018

29 Mar 18  News
South Africa’s trade balance swings to surplus in February South Africa’s trade balance shifted to R0.43 billion surplus in February of 2018, compared to a downwardly revised ...
African Development Bank’s Economic Outlook shows decline in regional economies

African Development Bank’s Economic Outlook shows decline in regional economies

13 Mar 18  News
The African Development Bank has expanded its flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook, with five regional reports. The regional economic studies were released in Tunis (...
IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

07 Mar 18  News
On March 5, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Nigeria. The Nigerian economy is exiting recess...
President Akufo-Addo advocates for increased trade & investment cooperation with Germany

President Akufo-Addo advocates for increased trade & investment cooperation with Germany

01 Mar 18  News
President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says notwithstanding the excellent relations that exist between Ghana and Germany, Ghana has decided to turn our ba...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for January 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for January 2018

28 Feb 18  News
South Africa’s trade deficit hits record high South Africa’s trade balance shifted to a R27.7 billion deficit in January of 2018, compared to a downwardly revised R15.31 billi...
The growing importance of gas in the Africa energy mix

The growing importance of gas in the Africa energy mix

21 Feb 18  News
The 3rd Africa Gas Forum took place on Monday, 19th February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa and is aligned as an official side event of th...
Illicit financial flows: The economy of illicit trade in West Africa

Illicit financial flows: The economy of illicit trade in West Africa

20 Feb 18  News
The negative impact of illicit financial flows (IFFs) on progress towards development goals increasingly features on international political agendas. There is now a consensus that ...
Botswana Budget Speech: Matambo pegs 2018/19 hopes on global recovery

Botswana Budget Speech: Matambo pegs 2018/19 hopes on global recovery

06 Feb 18  News
Botswana Finance Minister Kenneth Matambo expects the warming global economy and rising commodity prices to underpin the country’s buoyant forecasts for revenues and growth in 20...
CFTA set to unleash Africa’s full potential, says ECA’s Songwe

CFTA set to unleash Africa’s full potential, says ECA’s Songwe

05 Feb 18  News
Africa’s signature policy reform of 2018, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), is set to unleash the continent’s full potential with more African countries trading with each...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 18  News
Published in Addis: African Union Handbook 2018 The book has at its heart information about the principal organs established by the AU Constitutive Act and subsequent protocols: t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jan 18  News
tralac weekly e-Newsletter: Competition policy as an instrument for economic transformation India invites 50 nations for trade talks: seeks roadmap for WTO dialogue tralac’s Ge...
In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade

26 Jan 18  News
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Durant joins UN partners to pledge political and logistical support to formerly warring central African countries. Cross-border trade betw...

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