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Angola delays entry into SADC Free Trade Zone

Angola delays entry into SADC Free Trade Zone

07 Jan 2014
Angola’s minister for trade, Rosa Pacavira said Saturday in Luanda that Angola may only join the SADC Free Trade Zone only in 2017. The minister said that joining the Free Trade...
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2013 witnessed fruitful economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa with new bright spots keeping cropping up

2013 witnessed fruitful economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa with new bright spots keeping cropping up

06 Jan 2014
In 2013, despite continuous global economic sluggishness, China and Africa continued a sound momentum of growth in their economic and trade relations. The two sides now enjoy a mor...
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Crossing the SACU bridge

Crossing the SACU bridge

06 Jan 2014
Martin Gobizandla Dlamini, the new Minister of Finance, is aware of the challenges of the country’s economy in case South Africa pulls out of the Southern African Customs Union (...
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Australia ends dumping probe of South African peach products

Australia ends dumping probe of South African peach products

06 Jan 2014
The Australian Anti-Dumping Commission has ended its investigation of alleged dumping by South African producers of prepared or preserved peaches, following an application brought ...
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Trade Facilitation from an African Perspective

Trade Facilitation from an African Perspective

28 Nov 2013
The proposed agreement on trade facilitation is one of the key issues on the negotiators’ table in the run-up to the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference, to be h...
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Warsaw climate talks set 2015 target for plans to curb emissions

Warsaw climate talks set 2015 target for plans to curb emissions

25 Nov 2013
Overnight agreement gives countries until first quarter of 2015 to publish plans for cutting greenhouse gases from 2020 Governments around the world have just over a year in which...
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Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

Boosting trade in Africa: Why women are the key

21 Nov 2013
In many countries in Africa, the majority of small farmers are women. They produce crops such as maize, cassava, cotton, and rice that have enormous potential for increased trade b...
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Africa climate adaptation costs could soar to USD $350 billion annually by 2070 if warming hits 3.5-4°C – UN Report

Africa climate adaptation costs could soar to USD $350 billion annually by 2070 if warming hits 3.5-4°C – UN Report

21 Nov 2013
Africa faces huge financial challenges in adapting to climate change, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that spells out the costs faced by the contin...
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What we know and don’t know about trade with Africa

What we know and don’t know about trade with Africa

19 Nov 2013
A new report could shed light on whether efforts to develop African economies are doing any good. On September 30, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman wrote a letter...
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“Africa must take ownership of its institutions” says Mo Ibrahim and other participants at the 2013 Ibrahim Forum

“Africa must take ownership of its institutions” says Mo Ibrahim and other participants at the 2013 Ibrahim Forum

15 Nov 2013
African governments must take full ownership of the continent’s institutions to drive greater integration and unity, according to Mo Ibrahim and several other high-level particip...
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ACP Trade Ministers adopt declaration for Bali

ACP Trade Ministers adopt declaration for Bali

13 Nov 2013
During the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Ministerial Trade Committee that met in Brussels on 9-10 October 2013, Ministers outlined the ACP countries’ common position for ...
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New World Bank Group report charts road map for financial inclusion

New World Bank Group report charts road map for financial inclusion

12 Nov 2013
Low-income populations benefit the most from technological innovations such as mobile payments, mobile banking, and borrower identification based on fingerprinting and iris scans, ...
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Gathering for the African Economic Conference, leaders call for wide-ranging structural change

Gathering for the African Economic Conference, leaders call for wide-ranging structural change

28 Oct 2013
Regional Integration Key to Transformation and Development UPDATE: The African Economic Conference 2013 Report is now available for download. Heads of State and business and...
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“BRICS Bank to reduce risks in emerging markets”

“BRICS Bank to reduce risks in emerging markets”

25 Oct 2013
China and India have agreed to step up cooperation in BRICS to safeguard “common interests”. India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has identified the BRICS Development Bank and ...
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Regional integration is a primary condition for Africa’s industrial revolution

Regional integration is a primary condition for Africa’s industrial revolution

22 Oct 2013
“Regional Integration in Africa,” the theme of this year’s October 28-30 African Economic Conference (AEC) in Johannesburg, is at the very core of the quest for the...
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Traffic at port of Maputo increase four-fold in nine years

Traffic at port of Maputo increase four-fold in nine years

22 Oct 2013
Traffic at the port of Maputo rose almost four-fold between 2003 and 2012, but the facility and its associated transport corridor still have potential to grow, the Economist Intell...
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Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

15 Oct 2013
Address by Karel De Gucht, European Trade Commissioner, to the EU-ACP Joint Ministerial Trade Committee, Brussels, 11 October 2013 Ministers, This is now the fourth time tha...
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New Working Paper series on trade issues for Africa focuses on regional integration

New Working Paper series on trade issues for Africa focuses on regional integration

09 Oct 2013
The World Bank’s Africa Trade Practice is introducing a series of working papers that aims to share new voices and analysis on the critical issues surrounding trade and regional ...
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Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

09 Oct 2013
Africa continues to grow strongly but poverty and inequality remain persistently high Five years after the start of the global financial crisis, most countries in Sub-Saharan Afri...
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UNCTAD releases new reports on developments in trade policy and trends in international merchandise trade

UNCTAD releases new reports on developments in trade policy and trends in international merchandise trade

27 Sep 2013
The new UNCTAD publication Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy seeks to provide a snapshot of recent and medium-term developments. The report is intended to serve ...
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