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Aid-for-trade flows rebound, members told, as they mull future priorities

Aid-for-trade flows rebound, members told, as they mull future priorities

14 Apr 2014
Aid for trade has bounced back, with Africa as the largest beneficiary, WTO members heard on 9 April 2014, in a meeting where they also discussed the priorities for next two y...
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Analysis: Forging a partnership of equals

Analysis: Forging a partnership of equals

11 Apr 2014
The recent fourth Africa-EU Summit, held in Brussels, Belgium, under the theme of Investing in Peace, Prosperity and People, marked the beginning of a turning point ...
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Private Security Bill spells trouble

Private Security Bill spells trouble

11 Apr 2014
If President Jacob Zuma signs the regulation amendment into law, South Africa’s credibility will be put at risk, say critics. The test case for what it takes to shatter inv...
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Modernizing foreign direct investment for the 21st century

Modernizing foreign direct investment for the 21st century

11 Apr 2014
As economies around the world become increasingly connected and intertwined, we must put a global trade system in place that can adapt to this ever-changing 21st century ...
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Global trade: Protectionism on the rise?

Global trade: Protectionism on the rise?

11 Apr 2014
Three recent trade reports have suggested that with many economies still feeling vulnerable in the wake of the global financial crisis, governments are resorting to trade prot...
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New South Africa IP Policy unlikely before May elections

New South Africa IP Policy unlikely before May elections

10 Apr 2014
South Africa’s upcoming general elections on 7 May have thrown a spanner in the works of the much-anticipated national draft intellectual property policy from coming into ef...
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Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

10 Apr 2014
Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic ...
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Commodities sector should be an engine of growth, rather than a poverty trap, UNCTAD secretary-general tells forum

Commodities sector should be an engine of growth, rather than a poverty trap, UNCTAD secretary-general tells forum

10 Apr 2014
Corrupt and opaque financial practices deprive resource-rich developing countries of “staggering” amounts of money, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said at the ope...
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More household spending plus increased investments in natural resources and infrastructure mean higher growth for Africa

More household spending plus increased investments in natural resources and infrastructure mean higher growth for Africa

09 Apr 2014
For the past 19 years Sub-Saharan Africa has continued to make impressive strides in sustaining economic growth. After five years of prolonged weakness in the global economy, ...
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IPAP 2014-2017: Breaking through to industrial success

IPAP 2014-2017: Breaking through to industrial success

09 Apr 2014
The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies launched the sixth iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Sandton...
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Azevêdo asks members to shift up a gear on Doha preparation

Azevêdo asks members to shift up a gear on Doha preparation

09 Apr 2014
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo told the Trade Negotiations Committee that “it’s time to shift things up a gear” in developing a work programme for the conclusion of the Do...
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Tanzania grapples with Bali Agreement trade challenges

Tanzania grapples with Bali Agreement trade challenges

08 Apr 2014
Tanzania is working round the clock to see how it can best implement and gain from the challenging Bali WTO Agreement by making a needs’ assessment as well as working on tra...
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Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

08 Apr 2014
Africa and the European Union (EU) agreed at the end of the EU-Africa summit held in Brussels, Belgium last week, to continue working on outstanding Economic Partnership Agree...
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Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement enters into force

Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement enters into force

08 Apr 2014
The revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) entered into force on 6 April 2014, some two years after the Protocol amending the Agreement was originally adopted. ...
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Obama’s African trade problem

Obama’s African trade problem

08 Apr 2014
An important trade agreement with Africa is causing headaches for the administration. With the first ever U.S.-Africa Head of State Summit inching closer by the day, the Obam...
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Global perceptions key to competitiveness and foreign investment

Global perceptions key to competitiveness and foreign investment

07 Apr 2014
Creating a favourable global perception of South Africa can go a long way to attracting foreign direct investment. As a result, government stakeholders would like to broaden the co...
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On bumpy roads and rails

On bumpy roads and rails

07 Apr 2014
Unprecedented investments in Africa’s ground transpor-tation are hardly enough. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which sprawls over 905,000 square miles, is the ...
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New era as one-stop-post starts at Tanzania and Kenya border

New era as one-stop-post starts at Tanzania and Kenya border

07 Apr 2014
One-Stop-Border Post (OSBP) means placing border officials of two adjoining countries at each other’s adjoining border post so that each border post controls only the traffi...
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EU, Africa shift focus to trade

EU, Africa shift focus to trade

04 Apr 2014
Trade, security and migration top the agenda at biggest summit ever staged by the EU. Africa and the European Union have agreed that “it is time for a fundamental shift from aid...
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Competitiveness and economic transformation – Africa’s imperative

Competitiveness and economic transformation – Africa’s imperative

04 Apr 2014
Africa has recorded robust economic growth since 2001 with average gross domestic product (GDP) of 6.0 per cent that has outpaced the rest of the world, with potential for sus...
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