Engaging with the emerging economies

Volume
5,
Number
7
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15 September 2016
15 September 2016
Over the last decade, the deepening footprint of emerging economies in Africa has been subject to substantial and lively debate, with much attention dedicated to China in particular. As a matter of fact, numbers reflect the Asian giant’s growing economic relations with African economies in an...
15 September 2016
The scramble for Africa by emerging economies, and the response by traditional partners, is all to Africa’s benefit. How can Africa leverage its growing ties with the South to boost industrial diversification and economic development? Africa has witnessed a major shift in its development relations...
15 September 2016
As the regional integration agenda in Africa gains speed, is the economic engagement of emerging economies on the continent contributing to that agenda? If so, how? If not, can it be leveraged to contribute? After 2009, in the aftermath of the global economic meltdown, Africa has witnessed growth...
15 September 2016
China’s growing outbound investment ambitions could be as transformative for today’s poor countries as inbound investment was for China. This will depend upon how recipient developing economies, in particular in Africa, utilise China’s investor interest for their own sustainable development. Aid,...
15 September 2016
Economic relations between India and the African continent have increased tremendously since the turn of the century. This article provides a snapshot of Indian investment in Africa. One of the key features of India's foreign policy in the post-cold war era is New Delhi's ambition to emerge as an...
15 September 2016
Southeast Asian emerging economies are stepping in the African continent searching for natural resources, markets for their products, and opportunities for investment. What are the prospects for African countries’ development in this rapprochement? From the turn of the century onwards, Africa has...
15 September 2016
Japan announces US$30 billion financial support for Africa Japanese and African leaders and delegations met in August in Nairobi for the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as 34 African heads of state and government...
15 September 2016
Sand in the Wheels: Non-Tariff Measures and Regional Integration in SADC – UNCTAD – September 2016 This study explores the topic of non-tariff measures (NTMs) – policy measures, other than ordinary customs tariffs, that can potentially have an economic effect on international trade – in the...