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20 December 2012
BRICS tracking where the money flows
Source: Inter Press Service
BRICS, Trade data
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Central Bank calls for endogenous, inclusive growth
Source: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
Mining, Mozambique, Private sector, Regulatory frameworks
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Chatham House report highlights need for effective resources governance
Source: ICTSD
Agricultural trade, Angola, Mozambique
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CM flies to S Africa for foreign investments
Source: Business Standard
India, South Africa, Trade facilitation
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Curbing Tanzania’s “land grabbing race”
Source: Inter Press Service
Agricultural trade, Land policy, Tanzania
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Dirty money costs developing world $6 trln, led by China - report
Source: Reuters
Governance, Private sector, Services, Trade data
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Global Economic Outlook 2013: launch
Source: United Nations
Macro-economic issues, Trade facilitation
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Kirsten: The political economy of food price policy in South Africa
Source: UNU-WIDER
Agricultural trade, Parastatals, Private sector, Regulatory frameworks, South Africa
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Namibia sticks to its EPA guns
Source: The Namibian
Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Namibia
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Nepad: African countries making progress in agriculture
Source: AfriqueJet
Agricultural trade, Nepad
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Norway wealth fund eyes more Africa exposure
Source: Reuters
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Infrastructure finance, Private sector
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Plan for new border agency at "advanced stage"
Source: Business Day
Customs management, One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs), South Africa
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Review of Maritime Transport 2012
Source: UNCTAD
Logistics, Ports infrastructure
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Soap operas give Brazil the edge in Mozambique rush
Source: Reuters
Brazil, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Mozambique
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South Africa pushing for minerals export curbs
Source: Reuters
Diversification, Employment, Mining, Private sector, South Africa
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South-South political alliances yet to influence business
Source: Inter Press Service
BRICS, Private sector, South Africa, Trade facilitation
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The political economy of food price policy: the case of Zambia
Source: UNU-WIDER
Agricultural trade, Regulatory frameworks, Zambia
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Turkish-African trade to increase to $30 billion
Source: Today's Zaman
African Development Bank (AfDB), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Infrastructure finance, Trade facilitation
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13 December 2012
AfDB extends $300m to Firstrand Bank to support projects across Africa
Source: AfDB
African Development Bank (AfDB), Intra-African trade, Private sector
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Comesa adopts IT system to boost trade in the region
Source: Business Daily must read
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Customs management, Intra-African trade, Logistics, Trade facilitation
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DBSA restructuring to lay basis for "scale-up" of "core" lending to R91bn
Source: Engineering News must read
DBSA, Infrastructure finance, Parastatals, South Africa
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Illinois reopening trade offices in Brazil, South Africa
Source: Chicago Business
Private sector, South Africa, Trade facilitation, US
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Kenya: Treasury races to raise more cash from parastatals
Source: Business Daily
Kenya, Parastatals, Taxation
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Namibia: Beauty and the beef
Source: Windhoek Observer
Agricultural trade, Phyto-sanitary standards, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Productivity underlined in agri-trade
Source: Tanzania Daily News
Agricultural trade, Tanzania
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2012 Africa News

Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here