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Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

02 Aug 18  News
Overall, the economy has been performing well, with growth estimated at 4.2% in 2017 and projected at 5% in 2018, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Madagas...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Aug 18  News
Starting today, in Addis Ababa: AfCFTA negotiations on Rules of Origin (1-11 August) Diarise: 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC (17-18 August, Wind...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for June 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for June 2018

01 Aug 18  News
South Africa records largest trade surplus in 6 months South Africa’s trade surplus widened to R12 billion in June of 2018 from an upwardly revised R3.84 billion in the previous...
AU blames lack of information for low intra-Africa trade

AU blames lack of information for low intra-Africa trade

24 Jul 18  News
Lack of information of market opportunities among traders across Africa is the biggest cause of low intra-Africa trade, the African Union said on Monday. Albert Muchanga, the Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Addis: IFF Working Group meeting. Operating as the technical arm of the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, the meeting brought together 17 African...
Nigeria to increase share of intra - African trade

Nigeria to increase share of intra - African trade

17 Jul 18  News
Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo on Monday lamented the low level of trade between Nigeria and other countries in Africa and expressed optimism that the Federal Government w...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 18  News
Promoting the AU Reform Agenda: An Extra-ordinary AU Summit has been called for 17-18 November Released, today in Abuja: Independent analysis of the potential benefits of the AfCF...
Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

Rate of new trade restrictions from G20 economies doubles against previous period

05 Jul 18  News
The WTO’s nineteenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures covering the period from mid-October 2017 to mid-May 2018, issued on 4 July, shows that new trade-restr...
China and Africa: Whither the Belt and Road?

China and Africa: Whither the Belt and Road?

05 Jul 18  News
While economic ties between China and African countries have vastly expanded over the past decades, falling commodity prices and rising debt levels risk reversing this process. Can...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Jul 18  News
Updated: tralac’s AfCFTA Ratification Barometer UNU-WIDER has posted an early view of the forthcoming book Industries without Smoke-stacks: Industrialization in Africa reconside...
Nigeria’s export earnings rise by 10% to $14.4bn in Q1 2018

Nigeria’s export earnings rise by 10% to $14.4bn in Q1 2018

03 Jul 18  News
Brief on Balance of Payments Statistics for First Quarter of 2018 The provisional Balance of Payments (BOP) estimates for Q1 2018 showed a significant improvement in the country...
China makes great contribution to the world as WTO member: White paper

China makes great contribution to the world as WTO member: White paper

03 Jul 18  News
The State Council Information Office of China on Thursday released a white paper, titled “China and the World Trade organization”, highlighting China’s significant contributi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Jul 18  News
BRICS Industry and Trade ministers meet this week in South Africa (4 and 5 July, respectively, pdf) Diarise: Launch of the AUC’s inaugural African Development Dynamics Report (1...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for May 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for May 2018

02 Jul 18  News
South Africa’s trade surplus widens in May South Africa’s trade surplus increased to R3.52 billion from aun upwardly revised R1.17 billion in the previous month and below mark...
Trump Administration looks toward the future U.S.-African trade and investment relationship

Trump Administration looks toward the future U.S.-African trade and investment relationship

02 Jul 18  News
Trade in goods between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa increased nearly six percent to $39 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to a report delivered to Congress on 29...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jun 18  News
A reminder that the SACU Heads of State Summit took place today in Gaborone. SA’s President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, an...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jun 18  News
Featured tweet, @SongweVera: Africa badly needs a common platform for intellectual property rights. In 2008, 10 million apps downloaded from the Apple Store; in 2018, 180 billion a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Jun 18  News
Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows (SWIFT) In 2013, SWIFT published the white paper “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows”, which att...
SWIFT data shows intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

SWIFT data shows intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

21 Jun 18  News
Use of US dollar declining while West African franc and South African rand increasing SWIFT has published a new white paper mapping commercial payment flows against financial flow...

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