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Minister Ebrahim Patel: Economic Development Department Budget Vote 2017/18

Minister Ebrahim Patel: Economic Development Department Budget Vote 2017/18

26 May 17  News
Budget Vote Speech delivered by Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, in the National Assembly, 25 May 2017 It is my pleasure with Deputy Minister Masuku to table the B...
Kenya an ambassador for Africa and partner to powerful nations

Kenya an ambassador for Africa and partner to powerful nations

26 May 17  News
Kenya has been pivotal in global relations for a thousand years. In 1963, two years after I was born, Kenya gained its independence under my father Jomo Kenyatta. But Kenya has b...
Minister Rob Davies: Trade and Industry Department Budget Vote 2017/18

Minister Rob Davies: Trade and Industry Department Budget Vote 2017/18

24 May 17  News
dti Budget Vote Address delivered by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, in the National Assembly, 23 May 2017 In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 May 17  News
Featured trade infographics: @ecn_africa: After years of stagnation, east Africa’s clothing industry has more than doubled its exports since 2009; @CB_CII: India’s major export...
Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade

Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade

22 May 17  News
Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policy-makers, negotiators and trade analysts will meet on 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world...
House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on U.S. interests in Africa

House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on U.S. interests in Africa

19 May 17  News
Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) convened a hearing entitled “U.S. Interests in Africa” on Thursday, 18 May 2017. Testimonies were delivered by General W...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 May 17  News
Featured infographic, @WandileSihlobo: Zambia’s 2017 maize crop is set to reach 3.6 million tonnes – a record harvest. The government has now lifted the maize export ban. Laun...
Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

17 May 17  News
Shifting international policy landscape heightens uncertainty around prospects for world trade, development aid and climate targets Growth in the global economy has picked up...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 May 17  News
tralac’s Tarik Oguz examines the latest malicious software code attack Race for supremacy: India, Japan plan alternative to counter China’s OBOR (Business Standard) Away from...
Latest trade indicator signals sustained momentum in second quarter

Latest trade indicator signals sustained momentum in second quarter

16 May 17  News
The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global trade will continue to expand moderately in the second quarter of 2017. The latest reading of 102.2 is ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 May 17  News
Zimbabwe’s former Economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister, Tapiwa Mashakada (MDC-T), has been elected the new chairperson of PAP’s Committee on Trade, Customs and I...
Xi ends China world trade summit with plan to return in 2019

Xi ends China world trade summit with plan to return in 2019

15 May 17  News
President Xi Jinping wrapped up the inaugural summit dedicated to his cornerstone diplomatic initiative for Chinese-style globalization with an invitation to world leaders attendin...
ONE Africa director: African infrastructure needs G20 investment

ONE Africa director: African infrastructure needs G20 investment

10 May 17  News
Africa needs investment from the G20 in its infrastructure if European efforts to increase trade are to have any positive effect. The continent also needs to set up its own interna...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 May 17  News
On Sunday, in Kigali: President Kagame hosts African foreign ministers for AU reform talks. ‘It is an opportunity to engage with Africa’s top diplomats, and others present, on ...
President Trump signs two executive orders on trade

President Trump signs two executive orders on trade

02 May 17  News
Extracts from the remarks by President Donald Trump at the signing of two Executive Orders on Trade in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 29 April 2017 “We believe in ‘Made in the USA,...
Africa’s trading relationship with Japan

Africa’s trading relationship with Japan

26 Apr 17  Publications
Over the last few years, the focus of African trade and trading relationships has focused on several countries and regions. Firstly, we have the European Union (EU) with the Econom...
Development Committee Communiqué: An essential role, a new approach

Development Committee Communiqué: An essential role, a new approach

24 Apr 17  News
Even as the global economy begins to strengthen, major risks remain for developing countries and the world’s poor. The World Bank Group retains an essential role in helping ensur...
African Consultative Group Meeting: Statement by the Chairman of the African Caucus and the Managing Director of the IMF

African Consultative Group Meeting: Statement by the Chairman of the African Caucus and the Managing Director of the IMF

24 Apr 17  News
Minister Kenneth O. Matambo, Chairman of the African Caucus, and Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), co-chaired the African Consultat...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Apr 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac: Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income? SWAC: SWAC/OECD Secretariat signs MOU with University of Flo...
Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development: Communiqué – 2017 Spring Meetings

Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development: Communiqué – 2017 Spring Meetings

21 Apr 17  News
Ministers of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development held their ninety-seventh meeting in Washington D.C. on April 20, 2017 wit...

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