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Uganda risks WTO blow

Uganda risks WTO blow

20 May 2014
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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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
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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The new globalization is not about the West

The new globalization is not about the West

20 May 2014
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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TTIP – an update

TTIP – an update

19 May 2014
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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EPA is not anti-industrialisation - Foreign Minister

EPA is not anti-industrialisation - Foreign Minister

19 May 2014
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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SD wants steady flow of revenue from SACU

SD wants steady flow of revenue from SACU

19 May 2014
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Breakthrough in EAC-EU trade talks

Breakthrough in EAC-EU trade talks

13 May 2014
Some progress has been made in talks on Economic Partnership Agreement (Epa) between the East African Community and the European Union. Richard Owora, the head of corporate commun...
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Manufacturing, intra-African trade critical for inclusive growth in Africa

Manufacturing, intra-African trade critical for inclusive growth in Africa

13 May 2014
Africa's economic growth has been tremendous over the past decade with seven of ten of the world's fastest-growing countries coming from the continent, according to the United Nati...
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African Trade Ministers split on EPA path forward as deadline looms

African Trade Ministers split on EPA path forward as deadline looms

12 May 2014
The October deadline for African countries to conclude their Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU took centre stage at a meeting of African Union (AU) trade ministers...
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UNCTAD places trade at the heart of sustainable development agenda beyond 2015

UNCTAD places trade at the heart of sustainable development agenda beyond 2015

12 May 2014
The sixth session of the Trade and Development Commission included an informal meeting in the afternoon of its first day to consider “The Role of International Trade in the Post-...
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