Tag: Investment policy

SA hard at work to clear path for investment: Ramaphosa opens the South Africa Investment Conference

SA hard at work to clear path for investment: Ramaphosa opens the South Africa Investment Conference

26 Oct 18  News
Opening the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on potential investors to invest in the country for more bang for their buck. “We ...
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25 Oct 18  News
Our featured tweet, @AmbMuchanga: Great news. Got notification from Chief Negotiator. South Africa Parliament has approved ratification of the AfCFTA Agreement. Formal deposit to b...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Oct 18  News
Featured trade policy tweets (i) @AdanMohamedCS: President Kenyatta has commissioned the Cabinet Subcommittee for EAC issues, comprising of myself and colleagues from Treasury, Fo...
South Africa’s much-awaited Investment Conference: What will it tell us?

South Africa’s much-awaited Investment Conference: What will it tell us?

24 Oct 18  Blog
In September this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that an international investor conference will be convened as part of his drive to get $100 billion in new investment in...
Globalization backlash is clear but leaders say cooperation is key

Globalization backlash is clear but leaders say cooperation is key

24 Oct 18  News
At World Investment Forum, four presidents, two prime ministers and four corporate leaders are downcast at splintering global scene but remain bullish about investment. The intern...
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22 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) The East African Legislative Assembly resumed its sitting in Arusha this morning: it continues until 10 November. This week’s EAC calendar of events can be accessed...
Press briefing on the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee

Press briefing on the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee

22 Oct 18  News
The Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee is an advocacy platform to support implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), enhance African...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Oct 18  News
Ethiopia and Rwanda, this week, announced gender parity cabinets. The key Trade and Industry portfolio in both countries is now headed by a woman: Mrs Fetlework Gebregziabher and M...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 18  News
A new tralac Trade Brief: Intra-African trade – focusing on trade within Regional Economic Communities This paper gives an overview of the trade within the eight RECs recognised...
South Africa to showcase investment opportunities

South Africa to showcase investment opportunities

18 Oct 18  News
Inaugural South Africa Investment Conference marks a step change in the government’s approach to engaging with the domestic and international business community Next week’s mu...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Oct 18  News
Report of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance: Making the global financial system work for all The next decade is critical. We need substantially greater ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Oct 18  News
Kenya Economic Update: In search of fiscal space – who benefits from government spending and taxation? (World Bank) The report builds on the options to enhance domestic revenue ...
EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

05 Oct 18  News
The European Union has launched the External Investment Plan (EIP), an ambitious initiative to encourage investment in partner countries in Africa and in the EU Neighbourhood regio...
Jobs Summit ends on a high note: Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

Jobs Summit ends on a high note: Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

05 Oct 18  News
Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country. “This summ...
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04 Oct 18  News
Maritime trade and Africa (UNCTAD) Maritime trade in Africa is shaped by the continent’s trade concentration and limited diversification. Accordingly, 40% of goods exported...
MTN vs. Nigeria: on the perils of investment in Nigeria, or the arrogance of South African multinationals?

MTN vs. Nigeria: on the perils of investment in Nigeria, or the arrogance of South African multinationals?

01 Oct 18  Blog
In late August this year, MTN was ordered by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to return around US$8.1 billion alleged to have been illegally repatriated (to its South African pare...
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27 Sep 18  News
Management of Africa’s global position must change: Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s UNGA address Let me start with a paradox. In no other region is the sense of trans-nat...
African Development Bank launches its first Africa-to-Africa Investment Report

African Development Bank launches its first Africa-to-Africa Investment Report

27 Sep 18  News
Opportunities for investment in Africa often outweigh the obstacles, according to leading African companies included in the African Development Bank’s first Africa-to-Africa (A2A...
SA provides fertile ground for investment

SA provides fertile ground for investment

27 Sep 18  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured potential investors that South Africa is working hard to provide a conducive environment for investors. “Government is working with urgency...
UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

26 Sep 18  News
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday joined world leaders in calling for greater investment in jobs for young people in Africa, calling them the continent...