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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 ...
A tiny slice of services trade in a globalised world

A tiny slice of services trade in a globalised world

25 Jan 17  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, introduces tralac’s latest capacity-building initiative Today’s discussion is a slight diversion from our usual policy issues to reflect o...
Trade and the Fire Rooster

Trade and the Fire Rooster

25 Jan 17  Discussion
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Advisor, comments on the global trade outlook for 2017 According to Chinese astrology, we are about to enter the year of the fire rooster. This fire ro...
tralac Regional Roundtable: Cape Town, 7 February 2017

tralac Regional Roundtable: Cape Town, 7 February 2017

20 Jan 17  Event
tralac hosted a regional roundtable in Cape Town to consider global, African, and South African trade and trade-related developments of the past year and prospects for 2017. This ...
Africa and Europe – A new partnership for development and peace

Africa and Europe – A new partnership for development and peace

19 Jan 17  News
Cornerstones of a Marshall Plan with Africa More than ever before, our future – and that of our children and grandchildren – is linked to the future of our neighbouring contin...
Looking towards 2017: A Framework for Speculating about the Global Picture

Looking towards 2017: A Framework for Speculating about the Global Picture

18 Jan 17  Publications
Implications of the election of Donald Trump as the next United States president currently dominate discussions about geopolitical developments and the prospects for internati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jan 17  News
Starting, Sunday, in Cape Town: the inaugural UN World Data Forum Learning to Compete: evidence on exporting and firm-level performance (UNU-WIDER) This Special Issue by the Jour...
Under-employed, under-inclusive and under threat: the World in 2017

Under-employed, under-inclusive and under threat: the World in 2017

12 Jan 17  News
Trends such as rising income inequality and societal polarization triggered political change in 2016 and could exacerbate global risks in 2017 if urgent action is not taken, accord...
World Bank Group launches free, interactive, and easy-to-use trade & competitiveness data platform

World Bank Group launches free, interactive, and easy-to-use trade & competitiveness data platform

10 Jan 17  News
The World Bank Group yesterday launched TCdata360, a free, open, and easy-to-use online platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes trade and competitiveness data. The website ...
Global trade governance

Global trade governance

04 Jan 17  Themes
International trade and the global economy have undergone significant changes in recent years as a result of improved technology, a shift towards trade in services, and increasing ...
UNCTAD launches its 2016 Handbook of Statistics

UNCTAD launches its 2016 Handbook of Statistics

19 Dec 16  News
The Handbook includes a wealth of data for analysis of international trade, investment, or development. Presented in English and French, the annual Handbook provides users – pol...
Trade policy review for 2016: is there a trump card?

Trade policy review for 2016: is there a trump card?

15 Dec 16  Publications
Several key events took place during 2016 that may collectively result in a turning point for trade liberalisation around the globe. South Africa, and perhaps more importantly Afri...
While South Africa slept: why is it not like an Asian economy?

While South Africa slept: why is it not like an Asian economy?

07 Dec 16  Publications
Over the last fifty years or more the most remarkable feature of global economic growth has been the growth demonstrated by the so-called ‘Asian Tiger’ economies (Hong Kong, Si...
Tax revenues reach new high as the tax mix shifts further towards labour and consumption taxes

Tax revenues reach new high as the tax mix shifts further towards labour and consumption taxes

30 Nov 16  News
Tax revenues collected in advanced economies have continued to increase from last year’s all-time high, with taxes on labour and consumption representing an increasing share of t...
Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

23 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the old Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) and its replacement the SADC Econom...
Sustainable development: EU sets out its priorities

Sustainable development: EU sets out its priorities

23 Nov 16  News
On Tuesday, 22 November, the European Commission set out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world. It also set out how it plan...
Natural disasters force 26 million people into poverty and cost $520bn in losses every year, new World Bank analysis finds

Natural disasters force 26 million people into poverty and cost $520bn in losses every year, new World Bank analysis finds

16 Nov 16  News
Human and economic costs of disasters underestimated by up to 60 percent The impact of extreme natural disasters is equivalent to a global $520 billion loss in annual consumption,...

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