Category archives for: Manufacturing

EAC-SA Standoff Over Car Tax Delays Free Trade Area Take Off

June 19, 2018//-Member countries of the Tripartite Free Trade Area will have to wait a little longer to benefit from the deal, following a dispute over motor vehicle levies.

‘We Are Out of the Recession and Headed Somewhere’

June 18, 2018//-Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah outlines how the government hopes to push the country forward, now that the recession is a distant memory. 

Tanzania Slaps Duty on Most Goods to Shield Industries

June 17, 2018//-Tanzania is proposing to implement sweeping changes in the East African Community common external tariff (CET) regime, increasing duty on almost three quarters of the goods, as it seeks to protect local industries.

Africa’s Manufacturing Sector Can Lead Trek to Global Economy

June 16, 2018//-Africa is at a crossroads. Six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies are now located in the region, and the continent’s GDP is expected to grow at a rate of 4.1 per cent this year, up from 3.6 per cent in 2017.

World Trade Centre Accra Appoints New Managing Director

Accra, June 12, 2018// – The Board of Directors of World Trade Centre (WTC), Accra, has appointed Ms Jane Reindorf-Attoh, as its new Managing Director effective June 1, 2018. 

How U.S is Punishing Rwanda for Rejecting Old American Jeans and T-Shirts

Washington D.C., United States of America, June 7, 2018//-Rwandans would like to wean themselves from American hand-me-downs, and the United States wants to punish them for it.

Why Tax Bill May Inhibit Kenya from being Manufacturing Hub

June 4, 2018//-Manufacturing is a key economic driver due to its ability to generate jobs and create wealth.

Chart of the Week: Distribution of Globalization’s Gains

May 31, 2018//-While globalization is generally good for economic growth, the benefits are subject to diminishing marginal returns, according to a recent study of 147 countries from 1970 to 2014. The study looks at how globalization affects the distribution of incomes across and within countries.  

No Puzzle About Weak Business Investment: It’s the Economy!

The debate continues on why businesses aren’t investing more in machinery, equipment and plants. In advanced economies, business investment—the largest component of private investment—has contracted much more since the global financial crisis than after previous recession.

Do You Get Diabetes from Eating Too Much Sugar?

May 27, 2018//There is a widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterised by high levels of sugar in the blood.

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