Tag: Investment policy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 18  News
Launched today in Addis Ababa: The inaugural Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 report Africa needs development strategies that are more coherent and that prioritise improved pu...
Foreign direct investment key to Africa’s development, UN-Habitat report says

Foreign direct investment key to Africa’s development, UN-Habitat report says

11 Jul 18  News
UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira recently launched a new report that investigates the effect of foreign direct investment on the continent’s citi...
SADC Committee of Ministers of Finance and Investment meets in Johannesburg

SADC Committee of Ministers of Finance and Investment meets in Johannesburg

11 Jul 18  News
The SADC Committee of Ministers of Finance and Investment met in Johannesburg South Africa on 11 July, 2018, joined by central bank governors from the region to discuss areas of co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 18  News
COMESA Summit update: The 38th Inter-governmental Committee began on Monday in Lusaka. The committee will review reports on the implementation of regional integration programmes an...
Addressing the foreign direct investment paradox in Africa

Addressing the foreign direct investment paradox in Africa

10 Jul 18  News
Africa’s experience on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) presents a paradox. Conventionally, capital is expected to flow from countries with low to high returns. During 200...
China and Africa: Whither the Belt and Road?

China and Africa: Whither the Belt and Road?

05 Jul 18  News
While economic ties between China and African countries have vastly expanded over the past decades, falling commodity prices and rising debt levels risk reversing this process. Can...
Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

29 Jun 18  News
On 13 June 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2018: Australi...
IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Côte d’Ivoire

IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Côte d’Ivoire

26 Jun 18  News
On June 18, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation and completed the third reviews under the Extended Credit ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Number 4 - Niger; Number 5 - Mali; Number 6 - Swaziland AfCFTA agreement too narrow and hasty: Yao Graham (Graphic) The co-ordinator of the Third W...
African countries urged to support and grow local investors and entrepreneurs

African countries urged to support and grow local investors and entrepreneurs

14 Jun 18  News
African countries have been challenged to support and grow local investors and entrepreneurs to counter the fickleness of international investment flows. The Economic Commission f...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jun 18  News
The second African Transformation Forum takes place next week in Accra. Access the conference agenda here. UNCTAD convenes an expert meeting on statistical methodologies for measu...
Private Equity Africa Investor Summit: New paradigm investing

Private Equity Africa Investor Summit: New paradigm investing

13 Jun 18  News
Keynote address by Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Africa, UK Government Thank you so much for that very kind introduction and for giving me this platform to speak to...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018 Developed economies saw the biggest drop in FDI flows in 2017 – at 37%, to $712bn – but this was to some extent expected, after a spike in...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 May 18  News
Nigeria and the AfCFTA: National stakeholders’ sensitization and consultations, conducted by the NOTN, continue this week. Today’s consultation will be held in Calabar (South-S...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

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...
Kenyan, Chinese enterprises pledge stronger cooperation to boost growth

Kenyan, Chinese enterprises pledge stronger cooperation to boost growth

23 May 18  News
Chinese enterprises on Tuesday pledged to cooperate with their Kenyan counterparts to stimulate economic growth and social renewal in line with the Belt and Road Initiative. The n...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 May 18  News
Australia’s trade and investment relationships with Africa: update, submissions. The reporting date for the Senate inquiry has been extended to 21 June 2018. Download the submiss...