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Africa group COMESA ‘encouraged’ with regional trade cooperation

Africa group COMESA ‘encouraged’ with regional trade cooperation

28 Feb 2014
A senior official at the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says the organization is encouraged by an agreement between heads of state from Uganda, the Democrat...
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SACU revenue dependence raises concerns

SACU revenue dependence raises concerns

28 Feb 2014
A financial analyst has expressed concern about about Namibia’s reliance on revenue from the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), saying the government needs to diversify its so...
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Japan, U.S. should cooperate to stop TPP talks from drifting

Japan, U.S. should cooperate to stop TPP talks from drifting

28 Feb 2014
Ministerial talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral economic partnership agreement once again failed to reach a basic agreement, mainly due to a confrontation between ...
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BRICS to set up their bank within five years, progress slow – Russia

BRICS to set up their bank within five years, progress slow – Russia

27 Feb 2014
The BRICS bloc of emerging economies will set up its development bank with a total capital of $100 billion within five years, but member countries still haven’t agreed on their s...
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World Bank to help map Africa’s mineral resources

World Bank to help map Africa’s mineral resources

27 Feb 2014
There may be a trillion dollars worth of minerals buried underneath the African continent – but information on those resources remains in many cases unknown, unmapped or otherwis...
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Tanzania: Talks on Agoa extension going on well – Kigoda

Tanzania: Talks on Agoa extension going on well – Kigoda

27 Feb 2014
The government has said that talks on its request to have the US government extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) are progressing well. Speaking in an exclusive int...
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Boosting trade with Africa

Boosting trade with Africa

27 Feb 2014
New measures aim to encourage trade and promote SA as an African investment hub We all know the stories of Shoprite, MTN and Game’s growing presence on the African continent. Bu...
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Ministers of Finance and Trade endorse compromises for concluding EPA negotiations

Ministers of Finance and Trade endorse compromises for concluding EPA negotiations

26 Feb 2014
West Africa’s ministers of finance and trade have adopted the compromise proposals for concluding the decade long negotiations of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with th...
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SA farmers cough up to keep black spot out of EU

SA farmers cough up to keep black spot out of EU

26 Feb 2014
Complying with the requirements to export citrus fruit to the lucrative EU market had cost the local industry as much as R1 billion in the past year, Justin Chadwick, the chief exe...
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Ambitious structural reforms can pave the return to strong and sustainable growth, OECD says

Ambitious structural reforms can pave the return to strong and sustainable growth, OECD says

26 Feb 2014
Adopting ambitious and comprehensive structural reform agendas will offer governments the best chance for a return to strong, sustainable and balanced economic growth that creates ...
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Dti promotes SA at investment initiative in India

Dti promotes SA at investment initiative in India

25 Feb 2014
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe will today lead a 40-member business delegation to India for the fifth annual Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI). The ITI ...
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USA to Swaziland: ‘Fully’ comply or lose AGOA

USA to Swaziland: ‘Fully’ comply or lose AGOA

25 Feb 2014
The message from the Americans is loud and clear: Swaziland has to ‘fully’ comply with five conditions or lose their eligibility to participate in the Africa Growth Opportunity...
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Harnessing Africa’s emerging partnership

Harnessing Africa’s emerging partnership

25 Feb 2014
For most of the post-independence period, Africa’s commercial and development partnerships have been largely dominated by Western Europe, the United States and Canada. For many A...
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Membership to several blocs hurts trade in EAC – expert

Membership to several blocs hurts trade in EAC – expert

24 Feb 2014
Overlapping membership in several trade areas is impeding “free circulation of goods” within the East African Community-members states, a regional integration and trade expert ...
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DEAD AID: Why TRADE facilitation is necessary but not AID

DEAD AID: Why TRADE facilitation is necessary but not AID

24 Feb 2014
Indeed to release the potential of Africa, there is the need to develop means to facilitate trade across the borders and this means major investments in transport infrastructure in...
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G20 finance ministers agree global growth target of two percentage points

G20 finance ministers agree global growth target of two percentage points

24 Feb 2014
Ministers fail to outline a clear plan to achieve the target – which amounts to about $2tn – or consequences for missing it The G20 nations will aim to increase global growth ...
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Rob Davies on the Special Economic Zones Bill 2013

Rob Davies on the Special Economic Zones Bill 2013

21 Feb 2014
Address by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), on the Special Economic Zones Bill 2013 18 February 2014 The Special Eco...
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Kenya to lose export edge if new EPA delays, says EU

Kenya to lose export edge if new EPA delays, says EU

21 Feb 2014
Kenya could lose more than other East African Community member states if the trade bloc does not sign a new Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union. The EU delegati...
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China-Africa trade exceeds $200 billion

China-Africa trade exceeds $200 billion

21 Feb 2014
China-Africa trade totaled more than $200 billion last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday, highlighting the Asian powerhouse’s burgeoning trade and investment ties ...
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South Africa, Africa and International Investment Agreements

South Africa, Africa and International Investment Agreements

20 Feb 2014
Remarks by Dr Rob Davies at the Centre for Conflict Studies Public Dialogue Cape Town, 17 February 2014 At the outset, let me thank the Centre for Conflict Studies and its Direct...
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