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16 January 2017
                       
 
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15 Jan 2017
 
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
DTI responds to Malema's poultry tariff hike demand
IMPORTS
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has established a national committee that will consider the challenges local poultry producers currently face, according to Minister of Trade and Industry...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
SACCI: SACCI BCI December 2016
STATEMENT
The SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) remained almost steady with a small decline of 0.1 index point between 93.9 in November 2016 and the 93.8 of December 2016. The severe year-on-year decline...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
World Bank warns rand could take hit amid global policy flux
ECONOMY
The World Bank has issued a warning that the South Africa currency could come under pressure in 2017, owing to heightened policy uncertainty in the US and Europe, which could constrain capital...
 
 
Department of Trade and Industry commits to helping local poultry industry
News
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) on Monday said the South African government had been working with the local poultry producers to address the challenges in the industry as a result of...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Fawu vows to fight job losses in poultry industry
ECONOMY
The Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) on Monday made an impassioned plea to government to tighten regulations of importing chickens from the European Union (EU) in a bid to save jobs in the...
 
 
Mozambique ratifies WTO trade facilitation agreement
TRADE
Only five more World Trade Organisation (WTO) members need to ratify the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) to bring it into force, after Mozambique became the 105th member to ratify the agreement....
 
 
Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks
THE CONVERSATION
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries. Economist Ricardo Haussman and his colleagues identified 83 growth accelerations of eight consecutive years at 2%...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
R1bn trade deficit for November – SA Revenue Service
TRADE DEFICIT
South Africa recorded a trade deficit of R1.09-billion for November, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Thursday. This was a deterioration on the surplus of R0.24-billion recorded in...
 
 
28 Dec 2016
 
Zambia withholding $243m in tax refunds owed to mining firms
TAX REFUNDS
Zambia is withholding 2.4-billion kwacha ($243-million) of the 5-billion kwacha owed to mining companies in tax refunds because the correct documentation has not been provided, the tax authority...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
dti: The dti warns about possible scam targeting businesses looking to conduct trade and investment with the rest of Africa
STATEMENT
It has come to the attention of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) that a company by the name of Intergovernmental Development Marketplace (IGDMp) is circulating a letter to companies...
 
 
dti: Minister Davies welcomes the R150m Chinese investment at the Dube Trade Port
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the manufacturing investment by a Chinese company, Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (YOAC) at the Dube Trade Port Industrial Development...
 
 
Zim monetary authorities slash bank charges to promote plastic money
ECONOMY
Zimbabwe’s monetary authorities have slashed bank charges that had seen most banks charging up to US$4,50 for any amount of withdrawal. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya said...
 
 
SACCI: Trade conditions stay flat
STATEMENT
According to the November 2016 SACCI trade survey, trade conditions remained restricted. The seasonally adjusted Trade Activity Index (TAI) remained in negative territory measuring 49 compared to...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Zambia eyes energy diversification, reviews South Africa's progress
ENERGY
Zambia has started reviewing its options to reverse the country's current energy constraints and diversify its own energy mix, leaving no viable potential initiatives off the table as it seeks to...
 
 
 
                       
 
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