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Trade Policy Review: Ghana

Trade Policy Review: Ghana

16 Jun 2014
The fourth review of the trade policies and practices of Ghana took place on 26 and 28 May 2014. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Gov...
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Sustainability of sugar industry to be under severe strain – SSA

Sustainability of sugar industry to be under severe strain – SSA

13 Jun 2014
Swaziland Sugar Association (SSA) Chief Executive Officer Mike Matsebula says the sustainability of the sugar industry will be under severe strain for the next few years. He said ...
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Global manufacturing recovering but growth prospects for developing and emerging industrial economies remain fragile

Global manufacturing recovering but growth prospects for developing and emerging industrial economies remain fragile

13 Jun 2014
World manufacturing has entered a phase of steady growth after a prolonged period of recession. Global manufacturing output rose 5.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, the high...
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Africa, Brazil, China may back India on WTO caps

Africa, Brazil, China may back India on WTO caps

13 Jun 2014
Food security subsidies are in danger Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher has said that India is eager to find permanent protection for its food subsidies from WTO caps. The ...
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Obama’s high-risk Africa Summit

Obama’s high-risk Africa Summit

12 Jun 2014
The president is breaking with tradition during a meeting with more than 50 African leaders. In eight weeks, Washington, D.C., will see another historic event: the first U.S.-Afri...
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Using trade policy to address renewable energy access challenges in Africa

Using trade policy to address renewable energy access challenges in Africa

12 Jun 2014
What role can trade policy play in tackling the various challenges that prevent a large-scale deployment of renewable energy systems in Africa?  Estimates from the Internatio...
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African states warned: Don’t rush to sign EPAs

African states warned: Don’t rush to sign EPAs

12 Jun 2014
Former President Benjamin Mkapa has warned African countries not to rush into signing the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) saying domestic industries will be affected and many...
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BRICS emerging nations close to launching bank; to start lending in 2016

BRICS emerging nations close to launching bank; to start lending in 2016

11 Jun 2014
The five BRICS nations will likely agree to fund their $100 billion development effort equally, giving them the same rights in a new multilateral bank that could start lending in t...
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New evidence on Africa’s integration into global value chains

New evidence on Africa’s integration into global value chains

11 Jun 2014
This year’s African Economic Outlook shows that Africa’s integration into global value chains (GVCs) is greater than one might have expected – in fact, Africa is th...
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Nairobi plans budget around $1.5b Eurobond even as tourism suffers

Nairobi plans budget around $1.5b Eurobond even as tourism suffers

11 Jun 2014
Kenya is looking to speed up growth in the coming financial year with a slew of medium-term policy projects that will send the government on an unprecedented borrowing spree and ra...
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Doing Business 2014: Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Doing Business 2014: Southern African Development Community (SADC)

10 Jun 2014
Introduction Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant r...
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Region moves towards harmonising mining policies

Region moves towards harmonising mining policies

10 Jun 2014
Seven nations from south and east Africa are moving towards adopting a uniform set of mining policies that would harmonise royalty charges on their minerals. Kenya, Tanzania...
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New bill puts SA in breach of treaties

New bill puts SA in breach of treaties

10 Jun 2014
The Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill is of grave concern to foreign investors. Foreign investment is one of the most crucial mechanisms for South Africa to spur ...
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The Brussels G7 Summit Declaration

The Brussels G7 Summit Declaration

09 Jun 2014
1. We, the Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commissi...
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Nigeria is AfDB’s largest shareholder, Okonjo-Iweala says

Nigeria is AfDB’s largest shareholder, Okonjo-Iweala says

09 Jun 2014
The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria is the largest shareholder in the African Development Bank (AfDB) with the highest voting power of 9.2 per cent. Okon...
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Immigration overhaul

Immigration overhaul

09 Jun 2014
New Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba appears to have been deployed to oversee a complete overhaul of South Africa’s immigration laws that go much deeper than the amendments of...
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African countries feel cornered in EU trade negotiations

African countries feel cornered in EU trade negotiations

06 Jun 2014
The EU is anxious to finalise talks with Africa over a planned Economic Partnership Agreement. If negotiators do not seal the deal by 1 October, preferential access to the EU’s i...
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SA’s red tape ‘limits Nigerian companies investing’

SA’s red tape ‘limits Nigerian companies investing’

06 Jun 2014
Nigerian companies have a “huge appetite” for investing outside the country, says the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce. But regulatory restrictions on equity ownership...
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UN group chairs unveil zero draft for Sustainable Development Goals

UN group chairs unveil zero draft for Sustainable Development Goals

06 Jun 2014
A UN group tasked with formulating a proposed set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) will for the first time consider a zero draft of a possible text at their next m...
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Singapore to boost economic ties with Africa

Singapore to boost economic ties with Africa

05 Jun 2014
Third edition of Africa Singapore Business Forum sets the stage for stronger trade and investment flows between both markets 1.  Singapore has emerged the largest investor in...
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