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Tag: Trade Data

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 May 18  News
Diarise: NILDS workshop on ECOWAS common currency (23 June, Abuja) Former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Board of the South C...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 May 18  News
tralac Intra-African trade analysis, in the news: Namibia’s exports to Africa at N$24,5b The Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development ended ...
African Statistical Yearbook 2018

African Statistical Yearbook 2018

15 May 18  News
The African Statistical Yearbook series is a result of joint efforts by major African regional organizations to set up a joint data collection mechanism of socioeconomic data on Af...
New strategic directions of the ECA: Putting ideas into action for an empowered and transformed Africa

New strategic directions of the ECA: Putting ideas into action for an empowered and transformed Africa

11 May 18  News
The year 2018 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The occasion presents an opportunity to reflect on the contribution o...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 May 18  News
Underway in Cape Town: tralac’s first training workshop for journalists who write on trade and integration matters. The workshop includes practical exercises, reviewing cas...
East African nations can help empower women economically by harnessing trade policies

East African nations can help empower women economically by harnessing trade policies

09 May 18  News
New United Nations report spotlights gender-sensitive trade policymaking in the East African Community East African nations can harness their trade policies to help empower women ...
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade and Trade Policy 2017

Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade and Trade Policy 2017

09 May 18  News
Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade: The Status of World Trade After strongly rebounding from the Great Recession of 2009, international trade has grown at a sluggish...
Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

08 May 18  News
Experts met in Geneva from 7-8 May 2018 to examine how to facilitate and expand services trade to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda, with a f...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 May 18  News
The two-day Ministerial Session of the EAC Council starts today in Arusha. The meeting will, inter alia, consider the Status of Implementation of the EAC Brand Architecture Strateg...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 18  News
A New Times interview with Donald Kaberuka: Reforming the AU is not a choice of the few, but an imperative for all A reposting, from tralac: The consolidated draft text of the AfC...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for March 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for March 2018

02 May 18  News
South Africa’s trade surplus beats expectations South Africa’s trade balance shifted to R9.47 billion surplus in March of 2018, from an upwardly revised R0.60 billion def...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Apr 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Rwanda, Ghana (with Kenya’s ratification imminent) Ghana on Thursday night ratified the AfCFTA agreement that will help African countries carry ou...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 18  News
CHOGM 2018 updates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future” On Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment: “With the goal of expanding i...
Sub-Saharan Africa drives growth in global wheat imports

Sub-Saharan Africa drives growth in global wheat imports

13 Apr 18  News
Global wheat trade is forecast at a record for 2017/18, with Sub-Saharan Africa projected to have the strongest year-over-year import growth of any region. In fact, over the last ...
Access to education, skilled jobs creation can accelerate poverty reduction and inequality in South Africa

Access to education, skilled jobs creation can accelerate poverty reduction and inequality in South Africa

03 Apr 18  News
Accelerating poverty and inequality reduction will require a combination of policies that promote inclusive growth through boosting access to education and skilled jobs creation, a...
South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for February 2018

South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for February 2018

29 Mar 18  News
South Africa’s trade balance swings to surplus in February South Africa’s trade balance shifted to R0.43 billion surplus in February of 2018, compared to a downwardly revised ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Mar 18  News
Implications for Africa’s policy makers? China plans to set up a new international development cooperation agency ”as a key means of major-country diplomacy, enhance strategic ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Mar 18  News
Featured statement, WTO DG Roberto Azevêdo: “In light of recent announcements on trade policy measures, it is clear that we now see a much higher and real risk of triggering an ...

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