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Global creative economy shows resilience, growth – report

Global creative economy shows resilience, growth – report

17 Jan 2019Topic NewsTrade data analysis and visualisation
The remarkable story of China’s dominance in the trade of creative goods and services is the golden thread of a new creative economy outlook by UNCTAD. With export growth rates ...
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South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2018

16 Jan 2019Topic NewsTrade data analysis and visualisation
South Africa trade balance swings to surplus in November South Africa’s trade balance shifted to a R3.49 billion surplus in November of 2018 from a downwardly revised R4.29 bill...
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Murky climate deal lets down poor countries

Murky climate deal lets down poor countries

18 Dec 2018Topic NewsTrade and the environment
The international deal hammered out during last-minute talks at the 24th UN climate change conference (COP 24) has been lambasted for failing to address crucial issues related to r...
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Growth of global goods exports to reach 10.4% in 2018

Growth of global goods exports to reach 10.4% in 2018

06 Dec 2018Topic NewsTrade data analysis and visualisation
Newly released UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2018 offers up-to-date, reliable trade figures in an era of uncertainty. Global merchandise exports could grow by 10.4% this year, hit...
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COP24: Paris Agreement takes center stage as climate negotiations open in Poland

COP24: Paris Agreement takes center stage as climate negotiations open in Poland

04 Dec 2018Topic NewsTrade and the environment
The core business of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) opened on Monday, 3 December 2018 i...
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South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for October 2018

30 Nov 2018Topic NewsTrade data analysis and visualisation
South Africa posts largest trade gap in 9 months South Africa’s trade deficit widened to R5.55 billion in October of 2018 from a downwardly revised R3.83 billion in the previous...
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Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

26 Sep 2018Topic NewsTrade and the environment
Secretary-General calls for renewed commitment to rules-based order, reformed, reinvigorated, strengthened multilateral system If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on...
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Energy implications of higher economic growth in Africa

Energy implications of higher economic growth in Africa

21 Aug 2018Topic NewsTrade and the environment
EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2018 focuses on uncertainty in economic projections for China, India, and Africa China, India, and Africa are three of the most populated...
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Climate variability accelerates food and nutrition insecurity in Southern Africa

Climate variability accelerates food and nutrition insecurity in Southern Africa

10 Jul 2018Topic NewsTrade and the environment
Food insecure population on the increase The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 milli...
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Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

24 Apr 2018Topic NewsTrade and the environment
Africa’s energy landscape is changing, but not in a uniform direction. New discoveries of oil and gas are accompanying the expansion of renewable energy generation. What does the...
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Building environment and natural resources management resilience in East Africa

Building environment and natural resources management resilience in East Africa

02 Mar 2018Topic NewsTrade and the environment
The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), hel...
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One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

One Planet Summit: Finance commitments fire-up higher momentum for Paris Climate Change Agreement

14 Dec 2017Topic NewsTrade and the environment
On 12 December at the One Planet Summit, the 2nd anniversary of the Paris Agreement, world leaders gathered once again in the French capital to underscore how financial flows are s...
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