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Wal-Mart deal signals growing American business interest in Africa, US official asserts

By: Terence Creamer     6th June 2011 The decision by Wal-Mart to invest $2.3-billion to buy 51% of JSE-listed retailer Massmart epitomised a growing enthusiasm among US firms for South... 

Construction industry research report released by Creamer Media

6th June 2011 Construction is a $7,5-trillion industry, accounting for 13,4% of the world’s gross domestic product. The industry is a driver of economic... 

News this week

By: Bradley Dubbelman     3rd June 2011 Wal-Mart Stores hopes that food and conversation can win over shoppers and companies in sub-Saharan Africa as soon as the ink dries on its deal to... 

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France working on those close to Libya's Gaddafi

By: Reuters     3rd June 2011 France said on Friday it was working with those close to Muammar Gaddafi to try to convince him to leave power as well as stepping up military... 

Value of trade up 22% in first quarter – WTO

By: Christy van der Merwe     2nd June 2011 The World Trade Organisation (WTO) reported that the value of world merchandise trade for the first quarter of 2011 was up 22% when compared with... 

2011 trade agenda should focus on poor-country breakthroughs – Lamy

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     31st May 2011 “Realistic, credible and achievable targets” were needed to generate positive results for the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO’s) stalled Doha round... 

Likely demise of Kyoto Protocol undermines carbon tax argument – Hooke

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st May 2011 The refusal of three major economies to extend the Kyoto Protocol undermined the carbon tax argument, and meant that Australia would introduce a... 

News this week  

By: Bradley Dubbelman     27th May 2011 The South African Reserve Bank will not hesitate to take timely action to ensure "second-round" inflation does not bed down in the economy, Deputy... 

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