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Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

Foreign direct investment to Africa fell by 21% in 2017, says United Nations report

07 Jun 18  News
​Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to Africa slumped to $42 billion in 2017, a 21% decline from 2016, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2018. Weak oil...
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06 Jun 18  News
Concluding today, in Addis: Expert group meeting on the theme Poverty, inequality and jobs in Africa Diarise: 25th SWIFT African Regional Conference (20-22 June, Kigali) on the th...
EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

05 Jun 18  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says domestic policy choices, such as taxation, are just as responsible as global trade rules for determining who benefits from globalizati...
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04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...
Engaging civil society to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

Engaging civil society to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

04 Jun 18  News
The African Development Bank organized the Civil Society Forum 2018, as a three-day event at HQ in Abidjan, on the topic: “Engaging Civil Society to Accelerate Africa’s Industr...
Outcomes of the 51st Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Outcomes of the 51st Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

04 Jun 18  News
The African Continental Trade Area (AfCFTA) should be shaped and implemented to enable Africa to create opportunities for its citizens; spur the continent’s industrialization age...
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01 Jun 18  News
Africa, global passenger traffic data for April 2018 (IATA) African airlines’ had a 5.1% traffic increase in April. Capacity rose 4.6%, and load factor edged up 0.4 percentage p...
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29 May 18  News
AfCFTA presentations by ATPC’s David Luke to recent Canada-Africa Chamber of Business events (Toronto, Ottawa) (i) What the African Continental Free Trade Area means for Africa ...
Kenya: Imports to cost more in Treasury tax deal

Kenya: Imports to cost more in Treasury tax deal

29 May 18  News
Consumers are likely to pay more for imported goods after the Treasury opted to increase tax on foreign products rather than cut duty on raw materials to boost domestic manufacture...
Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2018: “Made in Africa” – Industrialising the Continent

Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2018: “Made in Africa” – Industrialising the Continent

24 May 18  News
The African Development Bank is delivering on its goals and making good progress towards achieving its development and operational targets according to the 2018 Annual Develop...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 May 18  News
Featured AfDB policy document: Industrialize Africa – strategies, policies, institutions & financing Extract from the introductory remarks, by Joe Stiglitz: In the developi...
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22 May 18  News
The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened yesterday in Busan. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina: Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialization Underway, in...
Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialization, says President Adesina

Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialization, says President Adesina

22 May 18  News
Young Africans should be trusted and supported to drive the continent’s industrialization The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea, on Mon...
China mission to attract investors to Special Economic Zones

China mission to attract investors to Special Economic Zones

21 May 18  News
The Department of Trade and Industry will this month embark on an investment roadshow to Shanghai, China, aimed at wooing investors to the South African Special Economic Zones (SEZ...
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18 May 18  News
Diarise: NILDS workshop on ECOWAS common currency (23 June, Abuja) Former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Board of the South C...
Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

18 May 18  News
What determines economic disparities among countries and how can we move forward to reduce these income gaps? The development economics literature has studied how countries get ri...
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16 May 18  News
AUC holding workshop series to develop next phase of PIDA The Arab and the Maghreb Union and IGAD were the first of the eight RECs to kick-start a continental consultative process...
For Africa to trade, it has to produce first, says AU Commission Deputy Chairperson

For Africa to trade, it has to produce first, says AU Commission Deputy Chairperson

16 May 18  News
As African Ministers of Finance gathered in Addis Ababa to seek an integrated approach to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, the African Union...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 May 18  News
tralac Intra-African trade analysis, in the news: Namibia’s exports to Africa at N$24,5b The Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development ended ...
New IPAP to help South African government raise the bar

New IPAP to help South African government raise the bar

15 May 18  News
Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, says the department will use the lessons learned over the past few years as a game changer for the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP)....

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