The Times of India, Islamabad, 24 January 2012, A delegation of trade regulators from India will visit Pakistan tomorrow to sensitise Pakistani exporters and importers about the Indian trade regime as the two neighbours seek to normalise economic ties.
BusinessDay, South Africa 24 January 2012, THE AFRICAN Union (AU) summit taking place in Addis Ababa this weekend is building up to what promises to be a climactic moment for Africa, and also for SA. For the administration of President Jacob Zuma , elections to the AU Commission will be a real political test of [...]
By Kalpana Kochhar, Chief Economist, South-East Asia, World Bank The Times of India, 24 January 2012, India’s economic growth has added over seven million new jobs every year for almost a quarter of a century. Workers have seen their wages – adjusted for prices – rise by nearly 3% a year. Poverty rates among wage [...]
Alistair Anderson, BusinessDay, South Africa, 24 January 2012, The International Labour Organisation has lauded South Africa’s decision to set job creation targets but is concerned that the country remains internationally uncompetitive, particularly against the Asian countries against which it competes with in terms of labour.
Barrie Terblanche, Mail & Guardian, South Africa 20 January 2012, In a significant reversal of the colonial economic process, a new gold mine opening in the middle of the United Kingdom is owned by an Australian company and the technology and expertise to process the ore will be imported from South Africa. It may be [...]
Indian Express, New Delhi, 19 January 2012, India has been ranked the sixth most “innovative” country in the world in multinational conglomerate GE’s Annual Global Innovation Barometer, driven by financial support from public authorities and long-term support from investors. The report, based on a survey of 2,800 senior business executives in 22 countries, including 200 [...]
Simon Kennedy, BusinessDay, South Africa 19 January 2012, THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) is looking to the Bric nations — Brazil, Russia, China and India — and other countries to raise its lending capacity by as much as $500bn to insulate the global economy against the worsening of Europe’s debt crisis.
Joao Augusto de Castro Neves, Blog, O Globo, 17 de janeiro de 2012, O Brasil é a chave para a América Latina”, declarou o senador norte-americano Richard Lugar. As palavras do líder republicano na comissão de relações exteriores do Senado daquele país ecoaram uma observação feita há quatro décadas pelo presidente Richard Nixon, para quem [...]
Gabriel Bonis, Carta Capital, 13 de janeiro de 2011, O cenário econômico incerto nos Estados Unidos e na Europa, devido à crise mundial, deve impulsionar ainda mais os esforços da China para os mercados da América Latina em 2012. A relação da potência asiática com a região, intensificada nos últimos anos, já reduz a participação [...]
The Hindu, 09 January 2012, Once again, we hear the promise of boosting the money India spends on research and development (R&D) from the current level of less than one per cent of its GDP to two per cent. …But in the face of a rapidly growing economy, such spending has remained at no more [...]