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Expanding services trade offers major opportunities for growth and jobs, OECD says

Expanding services trade offers major opportunities for growth and jobs, OECD says

12 May 2014
The services sectors offer tremendous opportunities to stimulate growth and jobs worldwide, but much more can be done to reduce the existing barriers to international services trad...
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China, Africa devoted to deepening cooperation

China, Africa devoted to deepening cooperation

09 May 2014
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s ongoing four-nation Africa tour, which started Sunday, is widely expected to deepen cooperation between the Asian giant and the promising c...
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EU urged to look at Africa as equal partner

EU urged to look at Africa as equal partner

09 May 2014
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC) member States should not be based on the economic imbala...
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African leaders asked to boost trade and share knowledge

African leaders asked to boost trade and share knowledge

09 May 2014
African leaders have been urged to boost trade and learn to share knowledge and infrastructure in order to develop the continent to a desired standard. Discussing how African...
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Nigeria’s GDP rebasing and boosting intra-Africa trade

Nigeria’s GDP rebasing and boosting intra-Africa trade

08 May 2014
Data released by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics following the recent rebasing of the country’s Gross Domestic Product shows that the Nigerian economy is much more diversi...
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China to extend over $12 bln in aid to Africa

China to extend over $12 bln in aid to Africa

08 May 2014
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang unveiled extra aid for Africa totalling at least $12 billion on Monday, and offered to share advance technology with the continent to help with deve...
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New report highlights transnational infrastructure programme successes in Africa

New report highlights transnational infrastructure programme successes in Africa

08 May 2014
The World Economic Forum has released a new report on regional infrastructure development in Africa. Managing Transnational Infrastructure Programmes in Africa – Challenges...
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The dividend of democracy: 20 years of economic growth

The dividend of democracy: 20 years of economic growth

07 May 2014
South Africa’s 20 years of freedom have seen inflation dropping significantly, while the economy’s gross domestic product has enjoyed sustained and unprecedented growth. ...
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ECA Chief calls for a rethink of financing strategies for the Continent’s transformation agenda

ECA Chief calls for a rethink of financing strategies for the Continent’s transformation agenda

07 May 2014
The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Mr. Carlos Lopes has stressed the need to scale up both domestic and private external financial resources for...
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Zimbabwe’s struggle to formalise the informal

Zimbabwe’s struggle to formalise the informal

07 May 2014
Zimbabwe’s extensive informal sector could help boost government revenue if regularised, but this won’t happen unless the government creates incentives for the informal sector ...
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Africa is on the rise, and we need to help make sure it continues

Africa is on the rise, and we need to help make sure it continues

06 May 2014
The best untold story of the last decade may be the story of Africa. Real income has increased more than 30 percent, reversing two decades of decline. Seven of the ...
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China-Africa trade cooperation has broad prospects: Chinese minister

China-Africa trade cooperation has broad prospects: Chinese minister

06 May 2014
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s ongoing visit to African countries will inject vitality into China-Africa economic and trade cooperation, Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng ...
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Agoa creates goodwill for US – Davies

Agoa creates goodwill for US – Davies

06 May 2014
The Government will consider giving some US producers the same access to the local market as the EU, if that’s what it takes to save its African Growth and Opportunity Act (...
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State-of-art port control centre opens in Cape Town

State-of-art port control centre opens in Cape Town

05 May 2014
South Africa’s first maritime port of entry control centre represents a milestone in the country’s journey to secure, modernise and control its borders, Finance Minister P...
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Liberia launches National Export Strategy and National Trade Policy

Liberia launches National Export Strategy and National Trade Policy

05 May 2014
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: National Export Strategy and National Trade Policy show way forward for Liberia’s economic growth and sustainable development Liberia today (29 ...
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EPA: African leaders align with Nigeria’s position

EPA: African leaders align with Nigeria’s position

05 May 2014
African Ministers of Trade and experts in Trade and Regional Integration have aligned with Nigeria’s position on the trade liberalisation deal with the European Union u...
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ECOWAS Parliament calls for measures to address trade barriers

ECOWAS Parliament calls for measures to address trade barriers

02 May 2014
The ECOWAS Parliament has called for firm measures to address the numerous barriers to cross-border trade and investment in the sub-region, particularly corruption. It has also ur...
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In less trade resides economic stagnation

In less trade resides economic stagnation

02 May 2014
Africa hosts the oldest surviving trade [customs] union – the Southern African Custom Union (SACU). It is 40 years older than Europe’s equivalent. Whereas Europe shares a curre...
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Nigeria’s “African Davos” will focus minds on problems, as well as potential

Nigeria’s “African Davos” will focus minds on problems, as well as potential

02 May 2014
Delegates to the World Economic Forum on Africa next week in the Nigerian capital Abuja will be in the right place to reflect on the rising continent’s problems, as well as its u...
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Africa needs investment not aid, says Equity boss

Africa needs investment not aid, says Equity boss

30 Apr 2014
Equity Bank Group Managing Director James Mwangi has advised developed nations and partners to consider partnering with African states on investment projects in place of developmen...
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