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The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

The rise of China in world trade and a crystal ball analysis for future Chinese trade

01 Mar 17  Publications
This paper considers China’s position in world trade from two perspectives. The first section details the evolution of Chinese trade over the period 2001-2013, with an update of ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Mar 17  News
Today’s featured tweets: G7 Italy 2017: Today meeting of the #G7 Africa Directors in Rome. Fruitful exchange of views on the situation and the way forward in Sub-Saharan Africa....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Feb 17  News
Starting today, in Abidjan: ECOWAS, Partners review long-term election observation missions in West Africa Mukhisa Kituyi: ‘Africa needs more mutual trade in these times of econ...
BRICS diplomats support China’s free-trade advocacy

BRICS diplomats support China’s free-trade advocacy

27 Feb 17  News
Senior BRICS country diplomats voiced support on Friday for China’s call for boosting free trade and opposing protectionism as emerging markets work together to inject power into...
Trump and Africa: Imagining a positive legacy

Trump and Africa: Imagining a positive legacy

27 Feb 17  News
The contours of Trump’s Africa policy are emerging, although key appointments, such as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, have yet to be made. On February 13,...
Finding new solutions for old problems – what can Africa learn from RCEP?

Finding new solutions for old problems – what can Africa learn from RCEP?

22 Feb 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses what the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations can learn from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 17  News
Arvind Subramanian: The WTO reborn? (Project Syndicate) For too long, the World Trade Organization has languished, to lift a reference from T.S. Eliot, by the “waters of Leman...
Policy uncertainty weighs on world trade

Policy uncertainty weighs on world trade

22 Feb 17  News
New report links increased policy uncertainty and maturing global value chains to weakened trade growth in 2016 Global trade growth continued to be slow for the fifth consecutive ...
Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

Chatham House interview with Rob Davies, South African Trade Minister

22 Feb 17  News
The head of South Africa’s Department for Trade and Industry speaks about his country’s post-Brexit trading relationship with the UK and how it is responding to global economic...
Economic policy options for African economies in advent of Brexit, Trump

Economic policy options for African economies in advent of Brexit, Trump

20 Feb 17  News
There are interesting coincidences in the Brexit and “America first” movements. First is their timing and ideological convergence, second is the affinity between their prime ...
World Trade Outlook Indicator suggests moderate trade momentum in first quarter of 2017

World Trade Outlook Indicator suggests moderate trade momentum in first quarter of 2017

15 Feb 17  News
The WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global trade growth will continue to build moderately in the first quarter of 2017 after having strengthened i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Feb 17  News
Underway in Walvis Bay: African Corridor Management Alliance launch (@snkaringi). Tweet by @heiniesuo: Inaugural meeting of #African #Corridor #Management #Alliance: "We need a con...
T20 Africa Conference Communiqué: Africa and the G20 – Building alliances for sustainable development

T20 Africa Conference Communiqué: Africa and the G20 – Building alliances for sustainable development

13 Feb 17  News
Introduction For the first time since the establishment of the Think20 (T20) process, Think Tanks from across Africa have met with T20 Think Tanks on African soil to discuss the G...
DG Azevêdo visit to India: Advancing global trade and the role of the WTO

DG Azevêdo visit to India: Advancing global trade and the role of the WTO

10 Feb 17  News
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told a meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi on 9 February that a number of trade issues of interest to India’s eco...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Feb 17  News
PIDA Progress Report 2016 (NEPAD) The lead implementing PIDA agency, the NEPAD Agency, with support from the AUC, AfDB, partners and stakeholders, continues to interact with the p...
Global foreign direct investment fell 13% in 2016, but modest recovery expected in 2017 – new figures

Global foreign direct investment fell 13% in 2016, but modest recovery expected in 2017 – new figures

02 Feb 17  News
Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) fell 13% in 2016 to an estimated $1.52 trillion as global economic growth remained weak and world trade volumes posted anemic gains,...
New U.K. trade deals can’t soften blow from Brexit, Niesr says

New U.K. trade deals can’t soften blow from Brexit, Niesr says

01 Feb 17  News
New U.K. free trade agreements with non-European Union nations won’t come close to offsetting the impact of leaving the EU, according to the National Institute of Economic and So...
Improving governance is key to ensuring equitable growth in developing countries

Improving governance is key to ensuring equitable growth in developing countries

31 Jan 17  News
A new World Bank policy report urges developing countries and international development agencies to rethink their approach to governance, as a key to overcoming challenges related ...
Britain’s 12 Point Brexit Plan: First Impressions

Britain’s 12 Point Brexit Plan: First Impressions

25 Jan 17  Publications
On 17 January 2017, the British Prime Minister announced her Government’s “Twelve Point Plan” for exiting the European Union (EU). It describes how the Brexit negotiatio...
Uncertainty Rampant: Interpreting the 2017 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Uncertainty Rampant: Interpreting the 2017 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

25 Jan 17  Discussion
David Christianson, Political Analyst, comments on the recently concluded 2017 World Economic Forum ‘Donald Trump is an uncertainty generating machine’ - Michael Porter, WEF ...

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