Policy synchronisation required to boost SA’s re-industrialisation

2020-01-27 11:05

The manufacturing sector was one of the largest negative contributors to South Africa’s gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2019. The economy will continue to suffer if trade and industrial policies remain uncoordinated.

Mboweni heads to the UK for investment charm offensive

2020-01-20 10:58

The minister will likely face face questions about power cuts, high unemployment, and struggling GDP growth.

A quick guide to what Trump's 94-page trade deal with China included — and left out

2020-01-17 16:33

The text offered for the first time the details of what will be expected in a new chapter of relations between the two largest economies.

EXPLAINED: What happens to SA after Brexit?

2020-01-08 06:01

The UK is set to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. We take a look at what that means for the SA economy.

The US government listed Black Panther's Wakanda as an official free-trade partner

2019-12-19 16:18

US agriculture officials added the fictional African nation and its supposed exports to test their Tariff Tracker, but neglected to remove it.

US president Donald Trump's administration proposes slapping new tariffs on R34 billion worth of French goods to retaliate against big tech tax

2019-12-03 14:02

Critics said the tax has disproportionately hit large-scale technology companies that are based in the US.

Astral Foods' earnings down 55%, as it contends with poultry imports and higher feed costs

2019-11-18 08:53

Astral Foods' earnings plummeted by 55% during the 2019 financial year as its poultry division took a knock.

Rail investment essential for success of Africa free trade ideal - Bombardier

2019-10-29 15:02

Africa needs better transportation links between states, particularly rail networks, says the managing director of Bombardier Transportation in SA.

R35 billion in South African exports to the USA are at stake in a 'review' just triggered by SA's copyright reform efforts

2019-10-27 17:04

Duty-free exports under America's African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) as well as other tariff concessions could be ended if the Trump administration believes intellectual property rights will not be honoured in South Africa.

'Time is against us': Address failed attempts at infrastructure development, urges Mbalula

2019-10-17 06:00

Time is of the essence in addressing infrastructure development in Africa and it is time to admit the way things have been done to date has not really worked, says Minister Fikile Mbalula.

 

Donald Trump made some eyebrow-raising statements about the US economy in his big speech at Davos — here are the facts behind five bold claims

2020-01-22 16:23

Trump made five bold claims about the US economy at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Here are the facts about them.

Migration, borders a challenge to African free trade - futurist

2020-01-19 14:22

The African Continental Free Trade Area will test the capacity for African leadership to build consensus in translating policy to practice, says a futurist.

What's next after the US-China 'phase one' deal?

2020-01-16 14:52

The "phase one" trade deal between Washington and Beijing was the result of long, fraught negotiations. "Phase two" is likely to be just as bumpy and unpredictable.

South Africa's trade surplus widens as imports fall

2019-12-28 11:46

South Africa's trade surplus widened in November as the value of imports of equipment components and chemical products decreased.

Power instability debilitating factor for SA trade conditions - index

2019-12-12 12:21

Over the next six months trade in SA is expected to decline further into negative territory, according to the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Trade Expectations Index.

Trump's signing of a Hong Kong human rights bill reportedly slashed efforts towards a China trade deal

2019-12-02 08:30

A source close to Trump's negotiating team told Axios that the US and China may not sign a "phase-one" trade deal until the "year-end at the earliest."

Mabuza on drive to strengthen SA trade relations with China

2019-11-02 17:16

SA's Deputy President David Mabuza is in China to strengthen existing bilateral, political and economic relations between the two countries.

R35 billion in South African exports to the USA are at stake in a 'review' just triggered by SA's copyright reform efforts

2019-10-27 17:06

Duty-free exports under America's African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) as well as other tariff concessions could be ended if the Trump administration believes intellectual property rights will not be honoured in South Africa.

Boris Johnson might yet get Brexit done: Counting the votes

2019-10-22 20:14

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will find out Tuesday evening whether he can muster a majority in the House of Commons to support his Brexit deal.

UK chose Brexit to build ties with Africa - official

2019-10-16 15:57

The United Kingdom chose Brexit not because it does not like the Europeans, but because the UK believes the future of trade lies in a broader relationship with the fastest-growing regions in the world – Asia and Africa.

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