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SADC Ministers of Finance and Investment and Peer Review Panel discuss financial mechanisms critical for the prosperity of the region

SADC Ministers of Finance and Investment and Peer Review Panel discuss financial mechanisms critical for the prosperity of the region

21 Jul 20  News
The Ministers of Finance and Investment and Peer Review Panel of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met virtually on 15June 2020, where they discussed progress made ...
COVID-19 to curtail FDI flows to Africa in 2020: How to mitigate the effects in the long-term?

COVID-19 to curtail FDI flows to Africa in 2020: How to mitigate the effects in the long-term?

02 Jul 20  Blog
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will negatively impact foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to Africa and the rest of the world. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jul 20  News
Diarise: As part of the AU’s commemoration of Africa Integration Day 2020, tralac will on 4 July host a webinar, Leveraging the AfCFTA for Africa’s development – Lessons from...
EU investment governance developments: Implications for African countries

EU investment governance developments: Implications for African countries

25 Jun 20  Blog
The European Union (EU) investment policy is a model that many other countries have viewed as a standard or best practice in investment governance and have thus sought to emulate. ...
Breaking ground for economic growth

Breaking ground for economic growth

23 Jun 20  News
Going beyond talking to breaking ground, President Cyril Ramaphosa has spelt out how government will foster infrastructure development, while creating much-needed jobs to boost the...
Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

18 Jun 20  News
Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty The damage has been done: COVID-19 has dealt the global economy its most severe blow since the Second World War, c...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

17 Jun 20  News
Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19: selected highlights Joint Statement: extract We fully recognize the positive role of China-Africa investmen...
Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 2020 – UNCTAD

Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 2020 – UNCTAD

17 Jun 20  News
All industries on the continent are reeling from the double blow of the coronavirus pandemic and low commodity prices, UNCTAD’s new report says. The trend of declining foreign d...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

05 May 20  News
Wamkele Mene: Digital trade the only tool for Africa’s economic recovery (EWN) AfCFTA secretary-general Wamkele Mene said he had gone back to the drawing board to review his pri...
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Morocco

15 Apr 20  Resource
COVID-19 impact on investment in Africa

COVID-19 impact on investment in Africa

07 Apr 20  Blog
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacts on foreign direct investment (FDI) across the world. In 2019, UNCTAD anticipated global FDI flows to rise marginally in 2020.[1] However...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

06 Apr 20  News
African Union: Impact of the Coronavirus Covid-19 on the African economy Based on the description of specific key indicators of the African economy three scenarios are constructed...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

03 Apr 20  News
USTR’s 2020 National Trade Estimate: extracts on commentary for South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria The Office of the United States Trade Representative has issued the 2020 National Tr...
Drivers for boosting intra-African investment flows towards Africa’s transformation

Drivers for boosting intra-African investment flows towards Africa’s transformation

31 Mar 20  News
Africa is experiencing interesting times in an ever-changing and challenging global investment landscape Global investment flows increased rapidly, from approximately $200 billion...
How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

26 Mar 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to establish a comprehensive new trade regime for Africa. The Preamble to the AfCFTA Agreement refers to “the need to establ...
Substantive issues the AfCFTA Investment Protocol should address

Substantive issues the AfCFTA Investment Protocol should address

26 Mar 20  Blog
The envisaged Protocol on Investment in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would be about intra-Africa investment. At this stage the bulk of foreign direct investment...
How investment disputes in Zimbabwe will be resolved under the ZIDA Act

How investment disputes in Zimbabwe will be resolved under the ZIDA Act

13 Mar 20  Blog
The recently enacted Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency (ZIDA) Act [CHAPTER 14:37] guarantees local and foreign investors legal protection against discriminatory treatment...
The ZIDA Act: An overhaul of the investment policy regime and impetus for investment in Zimbabwe?

The ZIDA Act: An overhaul of the investment policy regime and impetus for investment in Zimbabwe?

09 Mar 20  Blog
On 6 February 2020, the President of Zimbabwe signed into law the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37] (ZIDA Act). ZIDA Act deals with the promotion, entry, f...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jan 20  News
UK-Africa Investment Summit: Keynote outcomes, speeches UK government statement issued at the closure of the summit Opening speech by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...
tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

21 Nov 19  News
The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, scheduled for 30 November, has been postponed. EAC Secretary General,  Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko said o...

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