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Private Equity Africa Investor Summit: New paradigm investing

Private Equity Africa Investor Summit: New paradigm investing

13 Jun 18  News
Keynote address by Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Africa, UK Government Thank you so much for that very kind introduction and for giving me this platform to speak to...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2018 Developed economies saw the biggest drop in FDI flows in 2017 – at 37%, to $712bn – but this was to some extent expected, after a spike in...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation

IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation

07 Jun 18  News
The External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Ms. Lindiwe Sis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jun 18  News
Concluding today, in Addis: Expert group meeting on the theme Poverty, inequality and jobs in Africa Diarise: 25th SWIFT African Regional Conference (20-22 June, Kigali) on the th...
Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

Plug tax loopholes before fighting illegal financial flows

06 Jun 18  News
Efforts to raise revenue for investment in development projects should focus first on capturing the billions of dollars hidden from tax authorities through legal maneuvers, experts...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @AntheVrijlandt: Frank Matsaert at Africa Summit – partnership between Europe and Africa should be about mutual trade flows. Now, for every four containers import...
EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

EU’s Malmström: bad domestic policies also make trade unfair

05 Jun 18  News
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström says domestic policy choices, such as taxation, are just as responsible as global trade rules for determining who benefits from globalizati...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jun 18  News
Dr Donald Kaberuka: There is a time for everything – the African Continental Free Trade Area (pdf, Wilson Center) That said, the AfCFTA is not just about physical merchandise. I...
ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

04 Jun 18  News
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union was unanimously adopted at the 107th Session of the A...
Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

29 May 18  News
Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world that is fueling growth, creating jobs, opening up business opportunities for SMEs and providing pathways out ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 May 18  News
Diarise: The private sector and regional integration in Southern Africa – accelerating opportunities for investment and growth (11-13 June, Lilongwe) Selected commentaries: Pie...
AUC, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

AUC, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

25 May 18  News
The African Union Commission (AUC), Sweden, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined efforts to boost the number of African countries signing up to and adopting ...
Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

Ministers from landlocked developing countries call for improved trade, transport and economic opportunities

22 May 18  News
Achieving the SDGs in Landlocked Developing Countries through Connectivity and Trade Facilitation Ministers and senior government officials from landlocked developing countries (L...
Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

21 May 18  News
On 13 June 2017, the Australian Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee launched an inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries...
Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

Economic growth ‘exceeds expectations’ but trade tensions are rising: UN report

18 May 18  News
Global economic growth in 2018 is exceeding expectations but heightened geopolitical tension and uncertainty over international trade could thwart progress, according to a new Unit...
Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

Structural transformation and export diversification in Southern Africa

18 May 18  News
What determines economic disparities among countries and how can we move forward to reduce these income gaps? The development economics literature has studied how countries get ri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 May 18  News
AUC holding workshop series to develop next phase of PIDA The Arab and the Maghreb Union and IGAD were the first of the eight RECs to kick-start a continental consultative process...
Developing an inclusive South Africa: World Bank Group releases its Systematic Country Diagnostic

Developing an inclusive South Africa: World Bank Group releases its Systematic Country Diagnostic

16 May 18  News
South Africa can achieve more inclusive and sustainable development with coordinated reforms across a broad range of areas that maximize development impact and address constraints ...
Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

14 May 18  News
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has just released the fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR V), which urges countries endowed with abundant natural resour...

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