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Africa must accelerate integration to promote trade and industrialization

Africa must accelerate integration to promote trade and industrialization

22 May 2014  News
African countries should accelerate integration to promote trade and industrialization by changing mindsets, participants at a meeting on trade said on Tuesday, May 20 in Kigali. ...
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East African banks launch payment system

East African banks launch payment system

21 May 2014  News
Central bank governors drawn from the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania on Friday launched the East African Payment System (EAPS), allowing for faster cross-bo...
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Expand women’s access to financial services, EAC told

Expand women’s access to financial services, EAC told

21 May 2014  News
The East African partner states need to harmonise laws that increase access of credit to women, activists have said.  Women entrepreneurs from Kenya and Uganda operating smal...
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South Africa-Brazil FTAs will impact Namibian beef industry

South Africa-Brazil FTAs will impact Namibian beef industry

21 May 2014  News
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) won’t hold favourable implications for Namibia’s weaner industry and the opportune thing for local producers along with government, is to get toget...
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Uganda risks WTO blow

Uganda risks WTO blow

20 May 2014  News
Only the National Environment Management Authority and Uganda National Bureau of Standards have responded to new World Trade Organisation (WTO) reforms requiring member countries s...
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The new globalization is not about the West

The new globalization is not about the West

20 May 2014  News
There can be little doubt that we live in a “G3” geo-economic landscape, dominated by the US, the Eurozone and China. But economic convergence continues across all regions. The...
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AEO 2014: African countries need to tap global markets more effectively to strengthen their economies

AEO 2014: African countries need to tap global markets more effectively to strengthen their economies

20 May 2014  News
Empowering people through investments in skills and technology needed to boost development By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa...
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TTIP – an update

TTIP – an update

19 May 2014  News
Negotiations between the EU and US on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are gathering pace, with four rounds of talks already held and the fifth ro...
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SD wants steady flow of revenue from SACU

SD wants steady flow of revenue from SACU

19 May 2014  News
Minister of Finance Martin Dlamini has revealed that Swaziland is seeking more certainty from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) revenue sharing formula (RSF).  He sai...
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EPA is not anti-industrialisation - Foreign Minister

EPA is not anti-industrialisation - Foreign Minister

19 May 2014  News
Ms Hannah Serwaah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has observed that the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is not anti-industrialisation. She said m...
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Easing movement of goods and services within Africa is critical, says DHL

Easing movement of goods and services within Africa is critical, says DHL

16 May 2014  News
A key topic of discussion among global leaders at the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa was the need for free movement of talent and goods across Africa, in order to significantl...
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Foreign direct investment in Sub Saharan Africa on the rise

Foreign direct investment in Sub Saharan Africa on the rise

16 May 2014  News
Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) projects has reached the highest level in a decade, according to Executing Growth, EY’s 2014 Africa Attractiveness...
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Is an all-or-nothing WTO fisheries subsidies agreement achievable?

Is an all-or-nothing WTO fisheries subsidies agreement achievable?

16 May 2014  News
To make progress towards eliminating harmful fishing subsidies world-wide there is a  need to align such effort with the interest of fishing nations. Since a back of the enve...
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Inclusive growth: AfDB wants Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya to synergise

Inclusive growth: AfDB wants Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya to synergise

15 May 2014  News
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has advocated appropriate synergies between Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya to engender an economic growth that is inclusive in the region.By t...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Africa: A (rail)road to success in Sino-African relations?

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Africa: A (rail)road to success in Sino-African relations?

15 May 2014  News
On Monday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang concluded his eight-day, four-country tour of Africa. His visits to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya focused heavily on expanding econ...
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Beneath the surface: Natural resources and national economies

Beneath the surface: Natural resources and national economies

15 May 2014  News
Among the world’s most coveted commodities, gold has long been associated with wealth, beauty, and even immortality. But sourcing the precious metal can often have serious enviro...
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Plunder of timber and fisheries is holding Africa back – Kofi Annan

Plunder of timber and fisheries is holding Africa back – Kofi Annan

14 May 2014  News
Africa’s rich natural resources offer a unique opportunity for a breakthrough in improving the lives of Africa’s citizens, says a major new report launched by Kofi Annan, the f...
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Statement at the conclusion of the IMF’s 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission to Swaziland

Statement at the conclusion of the IMF’s 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission to Swaziland

14 May 2014  News
A mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Jiro Honda visited the Kingdom of Swaziland during April 28-May 12, 2014 to conduct the 2014 Article IV consultation w...
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US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

14 May 2014  News
The Dialogue Forum on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States of America and the European Union that took part in Berlin on May 5 ahead ...
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African countries lose billions through misinvoiced trade

African countries lose billions through misinvoiced trade

13 May 2014  News
Fraudulent trade transactions channeled at least US$60.8 billion illegally in or out of 5 African countries from 2002-2011 The fraudulent misinvoicing of trade is hampering econom...
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