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On Tuesday, 2 April, the Gambia became the latest African nation to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), meeting the minimum threshold—22 out of the 55-member states—for the trade agreement to go into effect. In March 2018, the agreement was signed by 49 heads of state with Nigeria—the region’s largest economy—being a notable …
Afreximbank disbursed various loans to Egypt exceeding of $2.7bn in diverse sectors in 2018, says Kamel
US government recommends Egypt to establish a specialized body responsible for IPR protection, says Minister Counsellor Jim Boughner
At a press conference on Wednesday, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr announced that the cabinet approved the establishment of an investment company for the development of investment, free trade zones, and investment services areas, with a capital of EGP300m and it targets to reach EGP 3bn. Moreover, Nasr said the decision comes …
Talks over the hugely controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US are about to fail as France pushes for an end to the negotiations and Germany said they had failed.
Points of discord remain, time is running thin, and the public mood is souring on free trade – does TTIP stand a chance? The EU and the US are meeting for the 14th time, and the Sisyphean boulder is only getting heavier.
Industry minister will visit Kazakhstan next week to reinforce economic relations
Economist writes in report published on IMF website that sustainable and inclusive growth requires both short-term and long-term measures
Presidential spokesman confirms there is no plan for a free trade agreement with Gaza
Asian 3.5 billion people states to form free trade zone
By Dani Rodrik CAMBRIDGE: I was recently invited by two Harvard colleagues to make a guest appearance in their course on globalization. “I have to tell you,” one of them warned me beforehand, “this is a pretty pro-globalization crowd.” In the very first meeting, he had asked the students how many of them preferred free trade …
By Jagdish Bhagwati NEW YORK: So much has been written, by so many, against the muddled ideas that have now overwhelmed good sense on trade policy in the United States government that one wonders whether there is anything left to say. Yet it is worth recalling what Pierre-Joseph Proudhon reportedly told the Russian intellectual Alexander Herzen: …