South Africa’s retailers performed robustly in 2016, despite the country seeing its weakest growth in seven years. This is according to EY’s analysis of the 12 largest retailers in South Africa, which account for nearly R600b in annual sales.
Ministers from Japan and ASEAN will push for trade rules with high degrees of freedom for a proposed regional free trade pact.
The European Commission said on Tuesday the Philippines’ human rights record could influence future trade ties, but denied reports that it had suspended free trade negotiations with Manila.
Seventy-nine countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will speak with one voice as they prepare to negotiate a major partnership framework with the European Union.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan welcomes Hungary’s policy to boost the bilateral economic cooperation, including the signing of a framework agreement on a 440 million EUR credit
Global free trade is at a “critical juncture” and policymakers must stand up for further integration while preventing “severe and long lasting” consequences for those left behind, three top international bodies have warned.
The role of trade as a driver of global growth is threatened by a slowdown in trade reform since the early 2000s and an uptick in protectionism after the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Bank said on Monday.
The EU and Norway have reached an agreement on trade in agricultural products that will grant mutual duty-free access for 36 tariff lines.