By Kristin Palitza CAPE TOWN, May 24 (IPS) – The reality of Indian and Chinese investment in Africa is much more complex than the good cop, bad cop image of Asia’s two emerging economic giants.
By Peter Richards BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 22 (IPS) – The Caribbean Community bloc (Caricom) is lobbying Mexico to use its influence as chair of the G20, which controls 90 percent of world trade, to promote the interests of the Caribbean and other small island developing states when it meets in June.
By Isolda Agazzi GENEVA, Apr 30 (IPS) – After almost a decade of major economic transformation, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is on the brink of World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership.
By Isaiah Esipisu NAIROBI, Apr 25 (IPS) – When Kenya’s newly announced geothermal power generation project comes online, it will turn the East African country into an economic powerhouse in the region.
By Isolda Agazzi GENEVA, Apr 23 (IPS) – Though the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has long held that trade between African countries is too low, experts at the South Centre, an inter-governmental think tank of developing countries, say intra-continental trade is already significant in manufactured goods and promises a new path to industrialisation.
By Neena Bhandari SYDNEY, Apr 11 (IPS) – While developing Asian countries have experienced robust growth – lifting living standards and reducing poverty – increasing wealth is fuelling income disparities and inequality, posing a major threat to the region’s stability, warns the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s flagship report released Wednesday.
By Zofeen Ebrahim KARACHI, Apr 6 (IPS) – Azhar Karimjee (52), an exporter based in Karachi, is eyeing the "huge market", comprised of the Indian middle class, for his Bermuda and cargo shorts and chino pants once trade links open between Pakistan and India.
By Ravi Kanth Deverakonda GENEVA, Apr 6 (IPS) – Industrialised countries have mounted an unprecedented campaign to stop the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from providing policy advice to the poorest countries in Africa and across the globe.
By Louise Redvers JOHANNESBURG, Apr 3 (IPS) – South Africa needs to stop agonising over whether it deserves to be in BRICS and start focusing on making the most of its membership to leverage better trade deals.
By Ravi Kanth Devarakonda GENEVA, Apr 2 (IPS) – Trade ministers of the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa – say that at the G20 trade ministerial summit later this month in Mexico they will try to ensure that attempts by industrialised countries to frame a new trade agenda do not [...]