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Agoa is of mutual benefit to SA and US

March 18, 2015
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Ambassador Faizel IsmailSouth Africa’s Special Envoy on Agoa.DURING the week of March 2 to 6, I led a South African delegation to the US to make the case for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended by a further 15 years. Agoa was […]

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Starkstrom hopes to export more hi-tech healthcare products to Africa

March 18, 2015
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A hi-tech healthcare company is hoping to boost its profile in Africa with the help of a government organisation.

Starkstrom, of Melton Road, Leicester, will be working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to help them grow its exports.

The company, which employs 110 people, has a […]

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Rwanda starts exports drive

March 2, 2015
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THe government has in place policies for accelerating regional trade through expansion of the export base writes AGNES BATETA.

According to the recently presented Monetary Policy and Financial Stability statement, Rwanda’s exports show a slight decline compared to 2013, and 2012.

Rwanda’s exports grew […]

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Russia’s wine market facing new reality as imports dry up

February 25, 2015
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Russian importers are being forced to cut shipments of foreign wine, with a 44 percent reduction in wine imports in December 2014 as business was hit by the collapsing ruble. With a 30-50 percent increase in retail prices, only the most popular wines will be able to […]

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