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SD holds its breath

SD holds its breath

27 Jan 2014  News
This week, Swaziland will attend crunch talks on the revenue-sharing formula under the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) This week, Swaziland will attend crunch talks on the r...
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West Africa, EU to resume EPA negotiations

West Africa, EU to resume EPA negotiations

27 Jan 2014  News
West Africa and the European Union will resume their suspended Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations for the creation of a free trade before the end of January. This i...
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Circular economy can generate US$ 1 trillion annually by 2025

Circular economy can generate US$ 1 trillion annually by 2025

27 Jan 2014  News
Over US$1 trillion a year could be generated by 2025 for the global economy and 100,000 new jobs created within the next five years if companies focused on encouraging the build-up...
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EU-US trade and investment talks: Why they matter

EU-US trade and investment talks: Why they matter

24 Jan 2014  News
Talks to free up more trade and investment between the European Union and the United States got under way early in 2013. A good agreement in 2014 would be a positive thing, and not...
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Pooling of strengths vital for integration – Hon Kandie

Pooling of strengths vital for integration – Hon Kandie

24 Jan 2014  News
The Chair of the Council of Ministers, Hon Phyllis C. Kandie, has reiterated the need to collectively pool strengths together if the Community is to remain relevant in the fiercely...
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Africa’s billions that the poor won’t touch

Africa’s billions that the poor won’t touch

24 Jan 2014  News
With its two-trillion-dollar economy, recent discoveries of billions of dollars worth of minerals and oil, and the number of investment opportunities it has to offer global players...
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Bali Package – Trade Multilateralism in the 21st Century

Bali Package – Trade Multilateralism in the 21st Century

24 Jan 2014  News
In this column, Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), writes about the Bali Package of agreements reached in early December 2013. At the Ninth ...
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Private sector too slow at exploiting regional opportunities

Private sector too slow at exploiting regional opportunities

23 Jan 2014  News
The private sector are shying away from the business opportunities in the East African Community (EAC). The commissioner for economic affairs in the Ministry for East African Comm...
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Brics economies not crashing: Economist

Brics economies not crashing: Economist

23 Jan 2014  News
The Brics economies are not going to crash but are facing another difficult year, Standard Bank economist Jeremy Stevens said on Wednesday. “The Brics had a challenging 2013 and...
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Enabling business environment key to sustainable and inclusive growth

Enabling business environment key to sustainable and inclusive growth

23 Jan 2014  News
Africa needs to create an enabling environment for domestic and foreign investment to realize its potential and ensure sustainable and inclusive growth for its population, panellis...
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SEC must stay with its mission – Protecting US investors

SEC must stay with its mission – Protecting US investors

22 Jan 2014  News
Swimming against the tide of expert and public opinion, the American Petroleum Institute (API) certainly has clever lawyers. Somehow this lobby group, which represents the US oil ...
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Can African skies remain closed?

Can African skies remain closed?

22 Jan 2014  News
When thinking about regional integration in Africa, we often think first of trade policy, telecommunications, Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and road infrastruct...
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Supply chain reforms: the right path to increased global trade

Supply chain reforms: the right path to increased global trade

22 Jan 2014  News
Urgent implementation of the Bali trade accords and deeper behind-the-border reform is needed to sustainably meet world food demand, and foster industrial development, according to...
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2500 leaders to participate in WEF Davos meet

2500 leaders to participate in WEF Davos meet

21 Jan 2014  News
A group of more than 2500 politicians, business leaders and academics are gathering to discuss the state of global economy for five days, beginning tomorrow at the World Economic F...
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Best to postpone S. Sudan EAC bid

Best to postpone S. Sudan EAC bid

21 Jan 2014  News
This month an East African Community (EAC) negotiating team was supposed to be in Juba to verify with various senior officials South Sudan’s application to join the economic bloc...
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Averting economic cold war

Averting economic cold war

21 Jan 2014  News
When the first G20 summit was held at the end of 2008 in Washington DC, many believed that the time had finally come for developed and developing countries to work together to reco...
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Azevêdo hails Basel Committee’s decision on trade finance as “good news” for developing countries

Azevêdo hails Basel Committee’s decision on trade finance as “good news” for developing countries

20 Jan 2014  News
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, on 17 January 2014, welcomed a recent decision by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision as “of particular significance for the availabilit...
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Customs Union promises boost to regional trade

Customs Union promises boost to regional trade

20 Jan 2014  News
The customs union, which is the first pillar of East African economic integration, is set to become operational this year in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, a landmark in achieving full ...
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Massive SADC Gateway port

Massive SADC Gateway port

17 Jan 2014  News
NamPort has recently begun with a massive N$3 billion construction project to build a new container terminal, but plans even more extravagant expansion in the years to come, accord...
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TTIP puts the EU’s environmental and social policies on the line

TTIP puts the EU’s environmental and social policies on the line

17 Jan 2014  News
The European Commission has repeatedly promised civil society that the TTIP negotiations with the US will not lead to a race to the bottom on environmental protection, health and s...
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