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Africans urged to embrace regional economic integration

The Chronicle Michael Magoronga, commercial correspondentAFRICAN countries should do more to broaden the development benefits to be realized from each other by embracing regional dynamics towards economic integration, said Interim President of the Pan African Manufacturers Association (PAMA) Engineer Mansur Ahmed. The region, led by the African Union (AU), is …

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UK, Japan envision economic integration through digital trade

The unveiling of the US $ 490 billion fiscal stimulus package in November coincided with the announcement by the UK Department for International Trade of a new export strategy. The aim is to increase exports to £ 1 trillion per year (£ 1.35 trillion) by 2030, from the current £ …

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Alberto Fernández called on Mercosur to “favor dynamic and competitive integration”

December 17, 2021 President Alberto Fernández called on Mercosur to “give priority to dynamic and competitive integration” over the particular interests of each government region of. “There is no future for hermit countries whether they turn in on themselves or undertake adventures in solitude, ”he warned. The Argentinian president’s exhortation …

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GT Voice: Abe, the threat of the Japanese right to the economic integration of Asia

Photo of Shinzo Abe: AFP Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who resigned last year amid a series of challenges and appears poised to return to Japanese politics, made hugely flawed remarks on the Taiwan issue on Wednesday, suggesting that Japan would intervene if mainland China attacked the island of …

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Ukraine’s EU integration plan is not good for Europe

On February 3, 2022, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid an official visit to Ukraine, during which he succeeded in putting his signature on a Turkey-Ukraine free trade agreement after more than ten years of negotiations on the provisions of the document. But that was not the only achievement of …

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Africa must step up economic integration: report

ANKARA Africa must step up productive and infrastructural integration as part of the process of economic recovery from COVID-19, a report suggested. The African Regional Integration Index (ARII), a joint publication of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission, provides up-to-date …

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NDS1 positions Zimbabwe for regional economic integration gains

The Chronicle Prosper Ndlovu, business writerThe National Development Strategy (NDS1), the country’s new five-year development roadmap, will play a key role in positioning Zimbabwe for increased gains within the framework of regional economic integration, said the Minister of Finance and Government. Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube. This comes as the …

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The expansion of the CPTPP conducive to regional economic integration

Artwork: Tang Tengfei/GT As one of the world’s leading free trade blocs, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is about to see a new candidate – the UK which has just left the EU. . Joining more members will strengthen the reach of the agreement, accelerate economic …

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An important step in Asian economic integration

After eight years of unremitting efforts, the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) was officially signed on November 15. In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of economic globalization, the signing of the pact is not only a historic achievement. of regional cooperation in East Asia, …

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Act to strengthen economic integration

Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of the Bangladesh Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), called for measures to strengthen the economic integration of Bangladesh and India with other neighboring countries in South Asia. South. He also urged South Asian countries to come to Bangladesh to explore the country’s untapped …

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Have taxes killed the economic integration of the GCC?

June 5 will mark the third anniversary of the breakup of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the dispute and the ongoing embargo of Qatar by its neighbors Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Clearly, the GCC, as a regional organization, has been under pressure for some time, …

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Nigerian border closure has implications for Africa’s economic integration

Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an attempt to stem the smuggling of rice. It then closed its land borders to the movement of all goods from Benin, Niger and Cameroon, effectively prohibiting trade flows with its neighbors. Border closures are nothing new in Africa. But Nigeria’s …

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South Asian countries neglect regional economic integration at their peril – The diplomat

Advertising From the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Asia-Pacific finds itself remade by mega-regional free trade agreements. The first, which entered into force in December 2018, brings together 11 countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean and represents the …

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MENA Economic Integration in the Age of Fragmentation

Economic integration with the rest of the world has eluded the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It represents 5.5% of the world’s population and 3.9% of global GDP. Yet its share in world non-oil trade is 1.8 percent, rising to 6.2 percent when oil is included. The nature …

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Economic integration deepens as region continues to prosper

Close up of China Yuan banknote and US dollar. (Photo: Getty) Getty One of these days, maybe soon, this trade war is going to end. The United States could end the war by reintegrating into the global multilateral trading system. Or it could cede its global economic leadership to China. …

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Somalia must ensure industrialization before regional economic integration

With closer relations between the countries of the Horn of Africa, there is talk of great economic integration, but Somalia would lose if it happened too soon. The Horn of Africa’s regional political and economic stance turned around when Abiy Ahmed came to power as Ethiopia’s new prime minister in …

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Charting the course for trade and economic integration in Asia-Pacific

A report by the Asia Society Policy Institute In March 2016, the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) established an independent Commission on Trade Policy, chaired by the Vice President of ASPI. Wendy Cutler, to review the network of trade agreements and initiatives underway in the region. The Commission aimed to …

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Global economic integration at any price? – EURACTIV.com

The political and economic implications of mega-regional free trade agreements deserve a more open discussion by all stakeholders, argue Axel Berger and Dominique Bruhn. Axel Berger is a political scientist and Dominique Bruhn is an economist at the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is …

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