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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...
Glass half full: The 2017 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index

Glass half full: The 2017 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index

21 Apr 17  News
Investors are bullish about economic growth and FDI prospects, but are monitoring political risks for abrupt changes to the business environment. A New Risk on Attitude Global in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet, infographic, @LopesInsights: Attending @AfricaProg conf. Brexit impact on Africa. Even w/ underestimated figures Africa’s GDP would make AU G7 seat justified, li...
Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income?

Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income?

19 Apr 17  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the need for improved domestic policymaking rather than the use of restrictive trade policies to redress the declining labour share ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 17  News
Featured tweet/infographic, @RencapMan: While some like to suggest the Africa Rising story is over, there are an awful lot of African countries still growing at 5% or more Profil...
‘Modest recovery’ for SA economy likely

‘Modest recovery’ for SA economy likely

19 Apr 17  News
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that South Africa’s economy would stage a modest recovery. The IMF said in its latest outlook for 2017 released on Tuesday th...
‘Brics Plus’ can be new model of integration

‘Brics Plus’ can be new model of integration

18 Apr 17  News
The expansion of Brics, known as “Brics Plus”, could become a new model of integration in the global economy, chief economist of the Eurasian Development Bank Yaroslav Lissovol...
High-level B20 Statement: Digitalization for all – Towards an inclusive interconnected world

High-level B20 Statement: Digitalization for all – Towards an inclusive interconnected world

18 Apr 17  News
On April 6 and 7, the G20 Digital Ministers met for the first time ever. On this occasion, the B20 issued the following statement co-signed by more than 50 leading business represe...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 17  News
Trade recovery expected in 2017 and 2018, amid policy uncertainty (WTO) The WTO’s more promising forecasts for 2017 and 2018 are predicated on certain assumptions and there is c...
Trade recovery expected in 2017 and 2018, amid policy uncertainty

Trade recovery expected in 2017 and 2018, amid policy uncertainty

12 Apr 17  News
Growth in the volume of world merchandise trade is expected to rebound this year from its tepid performance in 2016, but only if the global economy recovers as expected and governm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 17  News
A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth (IMF) How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Sahara...
WTO-IMF-World Bank report calls domestic policies critical in aiding displaced workers

WTO-IMF-World Bank report calls domestic policies critical in aiding displaced workers

11 Apr 17  News
Trade leads to productivity gains and significant benefits for consumers, especially the poor, but can also be responsible for job displacement that must be addressed through sound...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Apr 17  News
Starting tomorrow, in Cape Town: tralac’s Annual Conference, International Trade Governance – quo vadis? It is clear there are significant shifts in global political economy a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Apr 17  News
Underway, in Nairobi: IDEV AfDB‏ event on private sector-led growth, sharing evaluative knowledge to enhance the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of future private sector dev...

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