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Africa trade bloc bets on business without borders

The new year started with a crucial step towards free trade between countries on the continent

Borderless businesses empty nations’ coffers

Countries such as Australia, Germany and the UK are pushing back against the tax practices of global giants such as Google and Facebook

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

The complaint states that the background checks on journalists were "neither ordered nor authorised by any magistrate"

E-commerce will assist economy

Allowing companies to sell products online will help them to stay afloat during the lockdown

To fight Covid-19, we must fight intellectual property, trade and investment rules

These restrictions must be overturned or ignored because they are limiting the production and importing of essential medical equipment such as ventilators

Corporate control of seeds hurts Africa

Governments don’t protect plant genetic resources, resulting in biodiversity destruction and growers dependent on seeds supplied by firms

Ready or not? Britain’s ‘no deal’ planning

Ahead of April 12, Britain has begun to put plans into place to cushion their potential push out of the European Union

UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning

Greg Clark's comments contradicted official government policy of not ruling out a no-deal Brexit

Identity politics is about our quest for recognition

The rapid changes in the political and economic landscape have seen people around the world losing their sense of dignity and thus their identity

Trade war: Signs of progress in US-China talks

The whole world is watching the talks between Washington and Beijing, hoping a 90-day tariff truce will hold

Why Nigeria had good reasons to delay signing Africa’s free trade deal

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement promises to redefine relations among African states and beyond

US-led trade war a threat to multilateralism — Davies

BRICS countries are working on mitigating the impact of a trade war

EU’s Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war

At stake is a White House threat to slap a daunting wave of tariffs on European auto exports to the US

Switzerland challenges US tariffs at WTO

The Swiss economic affairs ministry says it has formally asked the US for "consultations" over tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium

A global trade war is no joke

Emerging economies such as South Africa’s are put under pressure when infighting among the big players slows down global trade

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