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Global finance and e-trade giants threat to African players

Global finance and e-trade giants threat to African players

16 Nov 17  News
Experts are warning that global financial and e-commerce giants will take over the African market if the continent’s players do not innovate and come up with models that address ...
Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

30 Oct 17  News
Oil prices to average $56 a barrel in 2018, up from 2017 average of $53/bbl Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel in 2018 from $53 this year as a result of steadily grow...
Strong Asian intraregional trade and investment improve economic resilience

Strong Asian intraregional trade and investment improve economic resilience

27 Oct 17  News
Growing trade and investment linkages in Asia and the Pacific help improve the region’s economic resilience to uncertainties in the global economic and trade policy environment, ...
Low shipping connectivity makes weaker economies more vulnerable

Low shipping connectivity makes weaker economies more vulnerable

26 Oct 17  News
​In a globalized world, trade, communication and finance depend on the possibilities for people, companies and societies to connect, and there is a growing rift between the best-...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 17  News
Today, in Arusha: EAC Development Partners Consultative Forum on the 5th EAC Development Strategy. Concept note (pdf): The overall objective is to provide existing and potenti...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Oct 17  News
From the UN’s Africa Week 2017: remarks by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Today, regional blocks in South and Central America, Southeast Asia and Chi...
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 ...
Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development: Communiqué – 2017 Annual Meetings

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

13 Oct 17  News
Ministers of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development held their ninety-eighth meeting in Washington D.C. on October 12, 2017 wi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Oct 17  News
Tomorrow, in Entebbe: 25th Nile Basin Council of Ministers meeting Joseph Stiglitz will deliver the inaugural Babacar Ndiaye Lecture: From manufacturing led export growth to a 21s...
UK government sets out vision for post-EU trade and customs policy

UK government sets out vision for post-EU trade and customs policy

10 Oct 17  News
The British government has taken a significant step in preparing to leave the European Union (EU) by setting out arrangements for post-Brexit trade and customs policy. Trade and C...
Experts discuss Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in Southern Africa

Experts discuss Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration in Southern Africa

09 Oct 17  News
A two-day consultative process on global compact for the safe, orderly and regular migration in southern Africa ended on 22nd September in Lusaka, Zambia. Five meetings on the Glo...
The competitiveness of African economies: innovation, infrastructure, goods trade and public institutions

The competitiveness of African economies: innovation, infrastructure, goods trade and public institutions

04 Oct 17  Discussion
On 26 September, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released the annual Global Competitiveness Report for 2017/2018. The report examines the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) which me...
Remittances to recover modestly after two years of decline

Remittances to recover modestly after two years of decline

04 Oct 17  News
Remittances to low- and middle-income countries are on course to recover in 2017 after two consecutive years of decline, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Oct 17  News
This week, in Abuja: Seventh meeting of the CFTA Negotiating Forum The objective of the meeting is to consider the draft texts of the CFTA Agreement and its Annexes and Appendices...
New digital era must ensure prosperity for all

New digital era must ensure prosperity for all

03 Oct 17  News
Digitalization is impacting every aspect of production and trade, from the largest corporations to the smallest traders, but there is a risk that it will lead to widening income in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Sep 17  News
Today, in Lusaka: Zambia’s Minister of Finance, Felix Mutati, delivers the 2018 national budget Yesterday, in Maseru: The first sitting of the Lesotho Coordinating Committee on ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 17  News
UNCTAD’s first Non-Tariff Measures Week concludes today in Geneva: an overview; an interview with Dr Manish Pande (Director of Quality Council of India) The WTO Public Foru...
Trade facilitation and the global economy: State of play in 2017

Trade facilitation and the global economy: State of play in 2017

27 Sep 17  News
This paper presents the state of play of trade facilitation endeavours around the world at the moment of entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, based on 2017 TFI...
WTO launches 2017 World Trade Report on trade, technology and jobs

WTO launches 2017 World Trade Report on trade, technology and jobs

27 Sep 17  News
Technology and trade have propelled the global economy through a period of great dynamism over the past quarter of a century but – as with any economic advance – there has also...
New focus needed to raise global competitiveness: WEF report

New focus needed to raise global competitiveness: WEF report

27 Sep 17  News
Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the prospects for a sustained economic recovery remain at risk due to a widespread failure on the part of leaders and policy-makers t...

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