Tag: Extractive industries

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Dec 17  News
The African Ministers of Trade ministerial concluded over the weekend in Niamey. The UNECA has released this summary of progress towards the CFTA: “Substantial progress was made,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Nov 17  News
Updates on African trade policy processes from Amb. Albert Muchanga (AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry): The 8th CFTA Negotiating Forum to be held in Abuja next week will be f...
China’s ambitions in sub-Saharan Africa: efforts to rebalance bilateral relations still needed

China’s ambitions in sub-Saharan Africa: efforts to rebalance bilateral relations still needed

10 Nov 17  News
Risky trade dependence for sectors and countries that export commodities Almost twenty years after the launch of the first Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China-Africa relation...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Nov 17  News
@AUTradeIndustry: the 1st Trade Policy Dialogue Forum kicks off at AU to promote exchange of stakeholders’ views on CFTA and private sector development Underway, in Cape Town: f...
Africa unites to attach investment at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town

Africa unites to attach investment at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town

02 Nov 17  News
The key themes discussed at Africa Oil Week 2017 were the development of the continents’ oil and gas resources, with a focus on exploration, regulatory frameworks and governance ...
Africa’s oil & gas industry needs to ‘learn to leapfrog’ and harness innovation and technology to stay ahead of the competition

Africa’s oil & gas industry needs to ‘learn to leapfrog’ and harness innovation and technology to stay ahead of the competition

02 Nov 17  News
PwC’s Africa Oil and Gas Review, 2017 analyses what has happened in the last 12 months in the oil and gas industry within the major and emerging markets The oil & gas indust...
Sub-Saharan Africa: The path to recovery

Sub-Saharan Africa: The path to recovery

30 Oct 17  News
The broad-based slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa is easing, and growth is expected to pick up to 2.6 percent in 2017 from last year's 1.4 percent, the IMF said in its latest Regional...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Zambia

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Zambia

26 Oct 17  News
On October 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Zambia. The near-term outlook for the Zambian...
Running the numbers: making extractives count for Africa

Running the numbers: making extractives count for Africa

20 Oct 17  News
As African resource-rich countries battle with the macroeconomic impact of the dip in global commodity prices, many look back at the 2004-2013 upswing in the commodity cycle and co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Oct 17  News
Updated World Bank macro poverty outlook reports: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe AU’s STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning ...
Commodities and the SDGs: UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in commodity markets

Commodities and the SDGs: UNCTAD Expert Meeting to discuss developments, challenges and opportunities in commodity markets

10 Oct 17  News
In the 15 years countries have to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the commodity sector will play a crucial role in facilitating their attainment, notably in commodity-de...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Oct 17  News
Profiled trade and regional integration editorial commentaries: (i) New Times: EAC could achieve more if all member states moved at the same pace; (ii) Business Day: Catch-22 of tr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Sep 17  News
In this week’s tralac’s e-Newsletter: Talkmore Chidede discusses a recent suit filed by Zimbabwe invoking the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol Yesterday’s African Union ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 17  News
Events, Thursday, in New York: (i) Flagship reforms for a more effective African Union: a conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (Brookings Institution); (ii) Income inequ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted: The battle over safeguards on poultry imports from the EU continues Profiled African trade and industrial policy events: (i) Growing bus...
‘Harmonized policies to underpin mineral resource gains in Africa’

‘Harmonized policies to underpin mineral resource gains in Africa’

08 Sep 17  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa region holds the highest potential for minerals development in the continent. According to the Secretary General of COMESA Sindis...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Ghana

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Ghana

07 Sep 17  News
On September 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Ghana as well as the fourth review of the arrangement u...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Sep 17  News
Starting, today in Accra: ACBF’s 26th Board of Governors Meeting on the theme Enhancing access to and absorption of development resources in Africa. The Atlantic Council launche...
Sasol banking on big projects in Africa, US

Sasol banking on big projects in Africa, US

04 Sep 17  News
Sasol, the international integrated chemicals and energy company, has several near-complete projects in the pipeline that the group is banking on for its future performance. The g...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Aug 17  News
Interim EPA between the EU and the Eastern and Southern African States: report by the WTO Secretariat The Interim Agreement establishing a Framework for an Economic Partnership Ag...