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Tag: Trade and development

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jan 20  News
African Economic Outlook 2020: Developing Africa’s workforce for the future (AfDB) Decomposing Africa’s GDP growth shows that the shift from consumption toward investment...
African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

30 Jan 20  News
Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 ...
tralac's Daily News Selection

tralac's Daily News Selection

18 Nov 19  News
Underway in Addis Ababa: (i)  SheTrades Global 2019 (held in conjunction with the World Export Development Forum). Discussions will engage with women entrepreneurs from 40 bu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Nov 19  News
Diarise: (i)   Africa’s money for African development: A future beyond aid (7 November, Accra).  The event is part of series of high-level meetings to be held by...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 19  News
David Luke, Gerald Masila: A trip to Seme-Krake - mending the cracks in the Benin-Nigeria trade relationship (UNECA) A single trip to the Seme-Krake border and surounding trade ro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 19  News
OECD’s 2019 Global Forum on Competition (5-6 December, Paris): The profiled paper: Competition policy within the context of free trade agreements (pdf). This paper reports the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 19  News
WBG/IMF Annual Meetings: selected updates The Broadband for All Working Group: Achieving broadband access for all in Africa comes with a $100bn price tag Intergovernmenta...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Sep 19  News
WEF Africa 2019 starts tomorrow in Cape Town: more than 50 head of states set to attend. Access the programme here. A: Profiled WEF Africa commentaries Oxfam’s Winnie Byan...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Aug 19  News
TICAD7: outcome documents Yokohama Declaration 2019: Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation We underscore the importance of private secto...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Aug 19  News
Madagascar has notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it has initiated three safeguard investigations: on soaps, lubricating oils and on vegetable oils and margarines T...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jul 19  News
SACU’s reforms in shreds (Southern Times) Namibia’s Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein, who last week became the chairperson of the SACU Council of Minister, admitted to The S...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jul 19  News
Is the AfCFTA practical?: a CNBC interview with Rudi Steinbach (World Bank Africa specialist) Regional growth spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa (IMF) This paper attempts to shed l...
Regional growth spillovers in sub-Saharan Africa

Regional growth spillovers in sub-Saharan Africa

26 Jul 19  News
After close to two decades of strong economic activity, growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) decelerated markedly from 2015-16, to its lowest level in more than 20 years at 1.4 perce...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Jul 19  News
Two key trade policy events are taking place this week: The Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 gets underway in Geneva on Wednesday, ending on Friday. By addressing the supply-...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jun 19  News
Selected trade events now underway: Today in Nairobi: EABC-ITC-TMEA Regional consultative workshop on AfCFTA Tariff Offers and engagement on trade in services Tomorrow, in Johann...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 May 19  News
Diarise: The G-20 Niigata Agricultural Summit (11-12 May) on the theme Toward Sustainable Agro-Food Sector – emerging issues and good practices Japan’s trade insurance to cove...
Services key to revving up economic growth and development

Services key to revving up economic growth and development

03 May 19  News
The services sector accounts for more economic activity than any other and its contribution to gross domestic product, trade and employment is ticking up. Enhancing the services s...
Commodity-dependent countries urged to diversify exports

Commodity-dependent countries urged to diversify exports

16 Apr 19  News
Experts discuss recent trends in global commodity markets and explore how commodity-dependent developing countries could achieve inclusive growth. Developing countries that depend...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Apr 19  News
Zimbabwe Infrastructure Report 2019 (AfDB) Zimbabwe has faced headwinds over the last decade resulting in a collapse of the economy. However, following the political transition of...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Apr 19  News
Featured tweet, @EgyptAbaba: Few minutes ago, I officially deposited Egypt AfCFTA ratification instrument. Egypt is 18th depositor of the free trade area and four more to go to ent...

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