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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Feb 18  News
African trade policy events to diarise: (i) With the Extraordinary AU Summit scheduled for the signing of the CFTA now taking place in Kigali, tralac’s Annual Conference will ta...
First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference concludes with the Beijing Declaration

First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference concludes with the Beijing Declaration

13 Feb 18  News
The First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference, co-hosted by the World Customs Organization and the General Administration of China Customs (GACC), concluded in Beijing, China...
Brexit, the US, China and the future of global trade

Brexit, the US, China and the future of global trade

13 Feb 18  News
Some years ago, the distinguished economist Richard Baldwin said: “Regional trade liberalisation sweeps the globe like wildfire”. He was right. Preferential trade agreements (P...
G20 seeks greater collaboration with Africa

G20 seeks greater collaboration with Africa

13 Feb 18  News
“We are here to listen and learn about what you consider as relevant for Africa and the African Union at the G20,” said Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, Argentina’s Sherpa ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Feb 18  News
Starting today, in Tunis: AfDB workshop on staple crop processing zones in Africa Building on the analyses and findings of a Bank-led study on a sample of 10 African countries, th...
Trade growth to sustain momentum in first quarter of 2018, latest trade indicator suggests

Trade growth to sustain momentum in first quarter of 2018, latest trade indicator suggests

12 Feb 18  News
The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI), released on 12 February, suggests that the trade recovery of 2017 should continue, with solid trade volume growth in the fi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Feb 18  News
Announced: Abdoulaye Mar Dieye to head UNDP’s Global Policy Bureau Brazil circulates proposal for WTO Investment Facilitation deal (ICTSD) Brazil submitted an extensive draft p...
Uncertainty in a Time of Hope: Interpreting the 2018 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Uncertainty in a Time of Hope: Interpreting the 2018 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

08 Feb 18  Publications
The themes chosen for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos-Klosters, Switzerland are sometimes rather different to the topics the world’s political and economic l...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Feb 18  News
tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: feature articles by Prof Gerhard Erasmus and Talkmore Chidede Lighthizer’s African dream (Politico) United States Trade Representative...
Informal WTO Ministerial gathering on the sidelines of the WEF emphasises the need for political discussion on development

Informal WTO Ministerial gathering on the sidelines of the WEF emphasises the need for political discussion on development

02 Feb 18  News
The Informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Gathering on the side-lines of World Economic Forum (WEF) was convened by Switzerland on 26 January 2018 as an opportunity f...
World Bank report finds rise in global wealth, but inequality persists

World Bank report finds rise in global wealth, but inequality persists

01 Feb 18  News
Report goes beyond GDP to assess the economic progress of nations Global wealth grew significantly over the past two decades but per capita wealth declined or stagnated in more th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 18  News
Africa Business and Investment Forum: (i) African leaders call for “partnership not support”: Their message was loud and clear: Africa requires partnership, not support. Afri...
Kenya ranked 112 globally on key economic metrics

Kenya ranked 112 globally on key economic metrics

31 Jan 18  News
Kenya has been ranked 112 globally on macroeconomic stability, institutional strength, openness and human capital and remains behind 11 other African countries. Mauritius, Botswan...
African Globalizers Report 2017: African firms taking the world stage

African Globalizers Report 2017: African firms taking the world stage

30 Jan 18  News
Over the past two decades, an impressive group of homegrown African companies have been expanding beyond the shores of Africa, and taking on global markets. This report – by Konf...
OECD Development Centre and ILO call for tapping immigrants’ contribution to foster economic transformation

OECD Development Centre and ILO call for tapping immigrants’ contribution to foster economic transformation

29 Jan 18  News
Developing countries, which host more than one-third of international migrants, need to do more to maximise the economic impact of immigration, the Development Centre of Organisati...
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...
New Global Commission to examine how emerging technologies can benefit the poorest

New Global Commission to examine how emerging technologies can benefit the poorest

26 Jan 18  News
Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launch “Pathways for Prosperity” to explore the impact of rapid technological c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

25 Jan 18  News
Three development organizations have joined forces to create a new framework defining the key elements of eco-industrial parks, setting up a common understanding of how to promote ...
World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

25 Jan 18  News
The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide’, and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up t...

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