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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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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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