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    Trade Perspectives is a bi-monthly newsletter providing insights, analysis and updates on economic governance, trade policy and trade negotiations. This newsletter is produced by the Economic Diplomacy programme at SAIIA. You can sign up to the newsletter by clicking here, or you can view any of our past issues below.Read More

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  • Divided US Congress hampers IMF Reform

    From 11 to 13 April, thousands will gather in Washington, DC for the annual Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group. The key issue on the table will be IMF reform. Waning US leadership of the process is threatening the stability of the global economy, says Christopher Wood ahead of the meeting.

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  • The status of African think tanks

    The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is pleased to highlight that many of the members of the Global Economic Governance Africa Network (GEGAfrica Network) have been ranked highly in the 2013 Global GoTo Think Tank Index.

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  • Should Australia change the membership of the G-20? A rejoinder

    In the latest in our series on African membership of the Group of 20 (G-20), Ebere Uneze, the Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, responds that although the G-20 does need to include more African members, Nigeria may not be the best fit.

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  • Nigeria Rising? Reforms needed to benefit from GDP rebasing

    Nigeria's long-overdue recalculation of its gross domestic profit (GDP) saw it become by far the biggest economy in Africa. In the second of a two-part series, Chijioke Oji argues that the government must implement a series of reforms if Nigeria is to be considered seriously as an investment destination.

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GEGAfrica Discussions

  • Expectations for 6th BRICS Summit dim further in new geopolitical scenario
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    Expectations for 6th BRICS Summit dim further in new geopolitical scenario While it is still unclear whether Russia pursues the occupation of additional parts of eastern Ukraine, there is a growing certainty that developments over the past month will have a lasting effect on the international system. The most immediate consequences are probably the strengthening of the NATO alliance and an acceleration of trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States. Cuts in defense spending in both the United…
  • The status of African think tanks
    Written by
    The status of African think tanks The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is pleased to highlight that many of the members of the Global Economic Governance Africa Network (GEGAfrica Network) have been ranked highly in the 2013 Global GoTo Think Tank Index.
  • Divided US Congress hampers IMF Reform
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    Divided US Congress hampers IMF Reform From 11 to 13 April, thousands will gather in Washington, DC for the annual Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group. The key issue on the table will be IMF reform. Waning US leadership of the process is threatening the stability of the global economy, says Christopher Wood ahead of the meeting.
  • Should Australia change the membership of the G-20? A rejoinder
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    Should Australia change the membership of the G-20? A rejoinder In the latest in our series on African membership of the Group of 20 (G-20), Ebere Uneze, the Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, responds that although the G-20 does need to include more African members, Nigeria may not be the best fit.
  • Nigeria Rising? Reforms needed to benefit from GDP rebasing
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    Nigeria Rising? Reforms needed to benefit from GDP rebasing Nigeria's long-overdue recalculation of its gross domestic profit (GDP) saw it become by far the biggest economy in Africa. In the second of a two-part series, Chijioke Oji argues that the government must implement a series of reforms if Nigeria is to be considered seriously as an investment destination.
  • Nigeria Rising? South Africa should not worry about Nigeria’s GDP
    Nigeria Rising? South Africa should not worry about Nigeria’s GDP On 6 April 2014, Nigeria's long-overdue recalculation of its gross domestic profit (GDP) saw it become by far the biggest economy in Africa. But what does this mean for Nigeria, and for South Africa? In the first of a two-part series, Azwimpheleli Langalanga argues that South Africa need not worry.
  • What counter-offer would Ghana realistically have made against signing the EPAs?
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    What counter-offer would Ghana realistically have made against signing the EPAs? In this article, Franklin Cudjoe, the CEO of IMANI Center for Policy & Education, examines the implications of Ghana's adoption or refusal of economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between West Africa and the European Union.
  • It's not the G-8, but the BRICS and even the G-20
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    It's not the G-8, but the BRICS and even the G-20 I was caught by the discussion in this morning’s New York Times in the "Room for Debate" section. Several old friends from global summitry analyses and a few new acquaintances set out their opinions on whether to kick Russia out of the Group of 8 (G-8) or not.
  • The way forward for the BRICS New Development Bank
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    The way forward for the BRICS New Development Bank 2013 was a difficult year for the five BRICS countries. China and Brazil faced slowing growth, South Africa and India were hit by currency instability, and concern over Russia’s governance deepened (before recent events in the Ukraine pitched them into all-out crisis). As doubts have mounted, investors have increasingly turned back to traditional investment destinations like the United States and Europe, as well as to new formations like the MINTs…