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SADC trade deal with EU criticised for not promoting regional economic development
SADC trade deal with EU criticised for not promoting regional economic development
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has received much negative press domestically since its establishment in 1992.
Why Nigeria had good reasons to delay signing Africa’s free trade deal
Why Nigeria had good reasons to delay signing Africa’s free trade deal
Much has been made of the embarrassing withdrawal by Nigeria from signing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement earlier this year having initially made the...
US-led trade war a threat to multilateralism — Davies
US-led trade war a threat to multilateralism — Davies
The BRICS bloc — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — is concerned about the trade war which the Trump administration has...
EU's Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war
EU's Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war
European Commission (EU) head Jean-Claude Juncker heads to Washington on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort by Europe to cool nerves and find an...
Switzerland challenges US tariffs at WTO
Switzerland challenges US tariffs at WTO
Switzerland has joined a string of countries launching challenges to Washington's new steel and aluminium tariffs at the World Trade Organisation,...
A global trade war is no joke
A global trade war is no joke
The memes of a recalcitrant Donald Trump being loomed over by Germany’s Angela Merkel, in the wake of last weekend’s G7 summit, are funny.
World watches US-China trade spat
World watches US-China trade spat
In the trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, could China have found its trump card — the humble soybean?
Trump angers China and South Korea with new trade tariffs
Trump angers China and South Korea with new trade tariffs
President Donald Trump has approved steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers, triggering an outcry in...
China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry
China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry
For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping...
Russia won't punish West over sanctions - Putin
Russia won't punish West over sanctions - Putin
At a meeting with senior officials on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin said Russia had no intention of punishing the West for the sanctions imposed...
Time's up for outdated treaties
Time's up for outdated treaties
South Africa's decision to revoke its bilateral investment treaties (BITs) has caused rather a stir in the investment community.

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