How tourism impacts the pillars of sustainability

It is common knowledge that there is, at least to an extent, a direct link between international tourism and trade. International tourism serves to introduce tourists to local products and services and since many international tourists are entrepreneurs in their own countries, they are likely to be on the lookout for business opportunities while on […]

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Econometrix Basic Economics Course

Econometrix will host a basic Introduction to Economics course on 19 February. One of their experienced economists, Jeff Dinham, unpacks and explains economic jargon and concepts in a simple, yet informative manner, in this practical one-day economics course. “Nobody ever became rich from knowledge of economics, but nobody who is rich got that way without […]

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UK Publishes Guide to Post-Brexit Trade Policy Rules

On 8 January 2018, the UK Government published its guide to the Trade Bill, which underwent its second reading in the UK Parliament the next day, on 9 January. The Bill would enable the UK Government to roll over trade concessions in existing EU trade deals and to adopt dumping, subsidy and safeguard remedies through […]

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Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Transport Infrastructure Driving Boost in Africa’s Cross Border Trade Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to […]

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Maritime development drives new business opportunities for South Africa

With Africa’s overall port utilisation capacity exceeding 70%, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbours for post-neo-panamax shipping requirements. Not only has Transnet designated the importance of local infrastructure development but also the importance of intra-African trade and development as a strategic growth area […]

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Industry 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs. Industry leaders participating at the recent Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference noted that Industry 4.0, the catchphrase describing the new wave of digitised and connected automation technologies now revolutionising industry, can be […]

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Cutting through the Brexit noise

The outcome of the British referendum to leave the European Union (EU) has sent shock waves across the globe that are still reverberating. 51.9%of Brits voted ‘leave’ the security of the EU to 48.1 percent who voted ‘remain’; in the immediate aftermath David Cameron promptly resigned as Prime Minister; UK banks lost around almost 22% […]

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Seatrade Gains Energy Efficiency EDGE

Expanding its refrigerated container capabilities with an eye toward reducing energy consumption, Seatrade Group N.V. has acquired more than 2 400 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® container refrigeration units, This includes 2 000 featuring EDGE energy-saving technology. “The PrimeLINE units were selected for their reliability and performance as well as Carrier’s extensive support network,” says Gerben van Zwieten, […]

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Global economy gathers steam

Despite a guarded global economic growth outlook last year, the world economy gathered steam in the first quarter of 2017. “Export confidence was up with regard to all major markets. Of these, the United States saw the highest level of confidence in the first quarter of 2017 (50.3), followed closely by Japan (49.8) and the […]

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