Leading the way for eCommerce in Africa 

Having grown by 45% since 2017 and now in it’s fourth year running, the event will be hosted in the East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14th – 15th March 2018. South African online sales recently surpassed the 1% mark of total retail sales. Whilst a milestone achievement, developed economies are […]

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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’s growth: meltdown or slowdown?

Economic growth across the region is likely to remain slower in coming years than it has been over the past 10 to15 years. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) baseline projection for 2016 is now down to 3%, from what was a forecasted 6.1% in April 2015. The main reasons for a relative slowdown are not […]

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Euler Hermes: Global sector risk downgrades point to trouble ahead

Global trade credit insurance giant, Euler Hermes, has warned that 2016 is set to be a tough year for corporates as companies face a series of short- and long-term challenges. According to their latest report, which analyzes 18 financial sectors in 72 countries, and spans 1 300 industries, one in four industries find themselves in […]

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Thai Minister leads successful trade mission to SA        

The Thai Minister of Commerce, General Chatchai Sarikalya, headed a trade mission representing 39 Thai companies to South Africa recently, to seek business partnerships with South African enterprises. The trade mission, hosted by Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion, and the office of commercial affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, Pretoria, sought to step up existing ties […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed: What to Expect?

By Charlie Carre at Coface, the international credit insurer The US, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim economies (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam) reached an agreement on the 5th of October in Atlanta on a long-waited trade agreement. Covering 40% of the global economy, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) […]

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