China’s imports, exports both worse than expected in September

2019-10-14 16:56

China’s exports and imports shrank more than expected in September, as existing US tariffs and the ongoing slowdown in global trade combined to undercut demand.

Ramaphosa: Nigerian businesses will be incentivised to operate in SA

2019-10-03 17:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced plans to create stronger economic and social ties between South Africa and Nigeria.

Merkel has made a u-turn on China but it may be too late

2019-09-09 21:57

Since former deputy foreign minister for Germany, Wolfgang Ischinger's time in office at the turn of the century, Germany's view of China has been turned upside down.

African CEOs are positive about continental free trade pact – PwC

2019-09-04 18:55

The African Free Trade Agreement has been welcomed by African CEOs who see it as a positive development, according to PwC Africa CEO Dion Shango.

US-EU commerce by the numbers: Planes and cars to snacks and beer

2019-08-26 07:46

A look at trade deficit figures and details on imports and exports between Washington and Brussels as the G7 kicks off.

Donald Trump looked up at the sky and said 'I am the chosen one' hours after tweeting that Israeli Jews regard him as the ‘King of Israel’

2019-08-21 20:40

US President Donald Trump said life would be easier if he wasn't locked in the trade war with Beijing but that someone had to take on China for unfair trade practices.

Why some UK firms are fine with a no-deal Brexit

2019-08-19 04:45

With the looming threat of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal and a slim but rising risk of the pound plunging to parity with the dollar, more chief executives are telling investors they can handle any eventuality – however messy, says Lionel Laurent.

Trade conditions strained but stable - index

2019-08-14 12:30

Trade conditions in SA remained strained but stable in July, according to the latest Trade Activity Index released by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

New UK Prime Minister Johnson faces same old Brexit problems

2019-07-30 06:01

One senior member of the European Research Group, a caucus of Tory MPs pushing for a hard Brexit, said he is concerned the new prime minister is adopting a “lipstick on a pig strategy’’ - trying to bring back the Brexit deal his predecessor negotiated with European Union with cosmetic changes to get it through Parliament.

Europe considers Brexit extension for next PM

2019-07-20 13:23

The European Union is preparing to offer the next British Prime Minister a Brexit extension beyond Oct. 31 to provide yet another attempt to reach an agreement, The Guardian reported, citing unidentified EU officials.


Unprecedented disruptions to global trade, freight conference hears

2019-10-04 09:32

According to the president of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations the premise of the World Trade Organisation is being challenged..

Elephant hunts start in Botswana with cautious pricing approach

2019-09-14 15:00

Botswana has reintroduced elephant hunts with a cautious approach to pricing, a move that’s likely to further inflame the controversy that’s threatening a $2bn tourism industry after a five-year ban on hunting was lifted.

Free trade in Africa will need more than an agreement – WEF panel

2019-09-05 22:00

When it comes to successfully implementing a free trade plan across Africa, it will take more than just having heads of state sign an agreement, delegates at WEF Africa heard.

Trade hope helps Asian markets bounce back from sell-off

2019-08-27 06:53

Asian markets rose Tuesday, recovering from the previous day's pounding, after Donald Trump said China-US trade talks would resume soon, though the president's sharp changes in tone are keeping investors on edge.

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal - reports

2019-08-25 12:31

Japan and the United States have reached a broad agreement in trade negotiations, with the leaders of both countries expected to hold talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

Local bodies slam EU-funded study on SA's shrinking poultry industry

2019-08-21 07:18

An EU-funded study has found that part of the reason for the crisis of SA's poultry industry is due to limited investment in building production capacity and shortcomings in SA's business model. Local bodies, however, have disputed this.

Trump claims the media is trying to 'crash the US economy'

2019-08-16 11:39

First it was the Federal Reserve. Now it’s the press. Trump wants someone to blame for recession concerns.

Trump threatens to pull US from WTO 'if we have to'

2019-08-13 22:14

President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if conditions are not improved.

Boris Johnson faces a fight for survival before he's even won

2019-07-21 19:00

Boris Johnson has not even entered Number 10 Downing Street as Britain’s prime minister and already he is facing a battle to keep the government he hopes to lead alive.

France is Trump's new target as he broadens the scope of his global trade war once again

2019-07-18 09:11

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will oppose France's proposed 3% tax on the revenues of tech firms like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.

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