Largest GDP 2013

Largest GDP 2013

FEBRUARY 17, 2018

Economic growth was solid in the fourth quarter, a testament to the resilience of American businesses and families. The private sector’s strong performance in the fourth quarter caps off its fastest year of growth since 2003. And over the four quarters of 2013, real GDP grew 2.7 percent, its strongest rate in three years. Nevertheless…

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Import Export South Africa

Import Export South Africa

FEBRUARY 09, 2018

The sophisticated and mature nature of the South African economy is reflected in the mix of economic sectors: primary (including agriculture, fishing and mining): 13%; secondary (manufacturing, construction and utilities): 20%; and tertiary (trade, transport and services): 67%. While South Africa produces many products of world-class…

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State of South African economy

State of South African economy

FEBRUARY 01, 2018

As South Africa struggles in the wake of the racism scandals involving Penny Sparrow and Chris Hart, and ANC protesters sing “Kill the Boer” after four farmers were arrested in Parys for allegedly acting as vigilantes, reports on the state of the South African economy were released. The economic prospects for South Africa are…

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Agriculture SA

Agriculture SA

JANUARY 24, 2018

THE extreme and persistent drought has led to national agricultural production declining by more than 42%, an analysis by the Western Cape provincial government has revealed. Western Cape economic opportunities MEC Alan Winde said on Wednesday that his economic planning unit had completed an early assessment of the effect of…

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What is the Import Export Bank?

What is the Import Export Bank?

JANUARY 16, 2018

A component of the ongoing fight over the Highway Trust Fund Bill is the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Opposing the independent federally backed bank has become a sort of conservative litmus test and an issue that divides the Republican Party. Prior to this year, Congress routinely voted to keep the bank operating…

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African Agricultural

African Agricultural

JANUARY 08, 2018

NOT so long ago Jean Pierre Nzabahimana planted his fields on a hillside in western Rwanda by scattering seed held back from the last harvest. The seedlings grew up in clumps: Mr Nzabahimana, a lean, muscular man, uses his hands to convey a vaguely bushy shape. Harvesting them was not too difficult, since they did not produce…

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Paper industry in South Africa

Paper industry in South Africa

DECEMBER 31, 2017

As a significant player in the South African economy within the manufacturing sector; the forestry, pulp, paper and packaging industry has unique opportunities. There are however some significant challenges that exist, and given our involvement with many of the key players involved in these businesses and our ability to tap…

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OECD Global Economic Outlook

OECD Global Economic Outlook

DECEMBER 23, 2017

Achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive, with only a modest recovery in advanced economies and slower activity in emerging markets, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. The world economy is likely to expand no faster in 2016 than in 2015, its slowest pace in five years. Trade and investment…

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