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India-Africa to work towards securing bilateral ties

India-Africa to work towards securing bilateral ties

14 Jan 2014
Entering 2014, the year that will see the hosting here of the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, the focus will be on the key element of maritime security cooperation between the nei...
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Is 2014 the Transatlantic trade deal’s ‘make-or-break’ year?

Is 2014 the Transatlantic trade deal’s ‘make-or-break’ year?

13 Jan 2014
Arguably the most important economic development last year was the announcement of a new push toward a trade deal between the United States and the EU. Almost a year after Presiden...
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COMESA: Regional market under siege

COMESA: Regional market under siege

13 Jan 2014
It is generally agreed amongst the international community, at least in principle, that liberalisation of trade and allowing the free movement of goods, services and people, among ...
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New partners in Africa: How can African countries even the playing field?

New partners in Africa: How can African countries even the playing field?

13 Jan 2014
Africa has seen a dramatic rise in engagement with emerging market economies. In 2012, China’s value of African trade topped $220 billion. African exports to and from India grew ...
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The next challenge: Implementing a new U.S.-Africa policy

The next challenge: Implementing a new U.S.-Africa policy

10 Jan 2014
2013 ushered in the most significant change in the United States’ Africa policy since the passing of PEPFAR 10 years ago. The unveiling of investment-focused initiatives – Powe...
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Will there be an African Economic Community?

Will there be an African Economic Community?

10 Jan 2014
Today, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) Se...
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Global trade talks host injustice

Global trade talks host injustice

10 Jan 2014
For developing countries, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite all the talk of global power shifts and the rise of emerging economies, global trad...
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Free Trade Area panacea to Africa’s economic woes

Free Trade Area panacea to Africa’s economic woes

10 Jan 2014
Little economic grounding dictates that markets for products play a critical role in growing any economy, itself a key prerequisite for enhancing the livelihoods of communities. As...
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Despite legal attacks, conflict minerals ban gets stronger

Despite legal attacks, conflict minerals ban gets stronger

09 Jan 2014
Major manufacturing and business groups on Tuesday urged a court here to roll back a new U.S. regulation that would soon require major manufacturers to ensure that their global sup...
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Specialisation: An intuitively wrong approach

Specialisation: An intuitively wrong approach

09 Jan 2014
Some ideas are intuitive. Others sound so obvious after they are expressed that it is hard to deny their truth. They are powerful, because they have many non-obvious implications. ...
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Don’t rush into EAC Monetary Union – Lagarde

Don’t rush into EAC Monetary Union – Lagarde

09 Jan 2014
Visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde is now warning Kenya against rushing to implement the East African Community Monetary Union. Speakin...
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EAC drafts $83.6m blueprint to promote exports

EAC drafts $83.6m blueprint to promote exports

08 Jan 2014
The East African Community has drafted a new blueprint to guide its efforts to market the region as a single source of exports. The EAC Export Promotion Strategy 2013-2017 is read...
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Tripartite Free Trade Area to become a reality

Tripartite Free Trade Area to become a reality

08 Jan 2014
Three regional economic communities in Africa are expected to sign an agreement in 2014 to establish an enlarged market covering 26 countries in eastern and southern Africa. The ...
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“Bali is just the start” – Azevêdo

“Bali is just the start” – Azevêdo

08 Jan 2014
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in a speech at a diplomatic seminar in Lisbon on 6 January 2014, said: “The task of strengthening the multilateral system and moving towards de...
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Mozambique due to become oil producer in 2014

Mozambique due to become oil producer in 2014

08 Jan 2014
Mozambique is due this year to become an oil producing country and significant progress is also expected to be made in natural gas and coal production, according to the Economist I...
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Why Africa’s financial integration is difficult

Why Africa’s financial integration is difficult

07 Jan 2014
There have been talks of Africa’s financial integration for more than two decades, but there aren’t any concerted, credible and encouraging signs that Africa is nearing its goa...
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SACU: Moderately bright economic future expected

SACU: Moderately bright economic future expected

07 Jan 2014
A moderately bright future in the economy may be expected this year with the continued fiscal windfall from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), analysts say. However, an ec...
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Angola delays entry into SADC Free Trade Zone

Angola delays entry into SADC Free Trade Zone

07 Jan 2014
Angola’s minister for trade, Rosa Pacavira said Saturday in Luanda that Angola may only join the SADC Free Trade Zone only in 2017. The minister said that joining the Free Trade...
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2013 witnessed fruitful economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa with new bright spots keeping cropping up

2013 witnessed fruitful economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa with new bright spots keeping cropping up

06 Jan 2014
In 2013, despite continuous global economic sluggishness, China and Africa continued a sound momentum of growth in their economic and trade relations. The two sides now enjoy a mor...
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Crossing the SACU bridge

Crossing the SACU bridge

06 Jan 2014
Martin Gobizandla Dlamini, the new Minister of Finance, is aware of the challenges of the country’s economy in case South Africa pulls out of the Southern African Customs Union (...
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