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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...
Nigeria can’t rely on rising oil prices, Minister says

Nigeria can’t rely on rising oil prices, Minister says

26 Jan 18  News
Africa’s top oil producer is learning to ignore crude prices, Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said. “We’ve gotten to a point where we don’t care,” whether pric...
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’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...
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 ...
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...

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