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Exports, not jobs should be main gauge of industrial-policy success

Exports, not jobs should be main gauge of industrial-policy success

23 May 2014
The primary measure of South Africa’s industrial-policy success should be the expansion of exports rather than the creation of direct jobs, a leading economic-policy ac...
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Alliance generates investments in Africa’s agriculture

Alliance generates investments in Africa’s agriculture

23 May 2014
A growing global alliance devoted to improving food security and nutrition now covers 10 African countries, includes more than 160 companies and has generated more than $7 billion ...
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UK’s Pearson targets SA’s education sector

UK’s Pearson targets SA’s education sector

23 May 2014
Pearson, the UK-based education and media group, aims to chalk up a meaningful presence in South Africa’s fast-growing private education sector. The company, which owns the Fina...
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IMD releases its 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking

IMD releases its 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking

22 May 2014
A country’s image abroad can also influence future competitiveness IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, today [22 May 2014] announced its annual world ...
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India asks BRICS nations to use flexibilities under TRIPS for increased accessibility to medicines

India asks BRICS nations to use flexibilities under TRIPS for increased accessibility to medicines

22 May 2014
India has urged other members of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to use flexibilities and safeguards under TRIPS like compulsory licencing and par...
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Africa must accelerate integration to promote trade and industrialization

Africa must accelerate integration to promote trade and industrialization

22 May 2014
African countries should accelerate integration to promote trade and industrialization by changing mindsets, participants at a meeting on trade said on Tuesday, May 20 in Kigali. ...
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East African banks launch payment system

East African banks launch payment system

21 May 2014
Central bank governors drawn from the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania on Friday launched the East African Payment System (EAPS), allowing for faster cross-bo...
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Expand women’s access to financial services, EAC told

Expand women’s access to financial services, EAC told

21 May 2014
The East African partner states need to harmonise laws that increase access of credit to women, activists have said.  Women entrepreneurs from Kenya and Uganda operating smal...
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South Africa-Brazil FTAs will impact Namibian beef industry

South Africa-Brazil FTAs will impact Namibian beef industry

21 May 2014
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) won’t hold favourable implications for Namibia’s weaner industry and the opportune thing for local producers along with government, is to get toget...
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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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