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The political economy of trade liberalisation: What lessons for reforms today?

"This paper provides an overview of trade policy reforms in developing countries, especially the acceleration of trade and foreign investment liberalisation since the early 1980s. Its accent is on political economy, drawing on country examples and …

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 1, 1992

This International Affairs Bulletin contains three articles and a conference review: Graham Evans’ article concerns Operation Desert Storm, the just war tradition and the new world order. It overviews the events and controversies of the Persian G…

South Africa and Australia: Competition or co-operation?

This international update examines and corrects inaccurate underlying assumptions which cloud the relationship between South Africa and Australia. These are that Australia and South Africa are competitors with similar economies, that competition in …

'It's the private sector, Stupid'

" Blame for stagnant economic development and declining human development in Africa is usually placed at the foot of the public sector. The public sector has accrued debt, mismanaged economies and become corrupt In a continent where private saving…

Brazil-SA: (Not) Doing business across the Atlantic

"Disappointingly little business is being conducted between Brazil and South Africa, arguably the most important economic powers in their respective regions. The reasons for this are varied, but have mostly to do with a lack of informed awareness …

Southern Africa's economies: Figures and trends

With a backdrop of growing regional instability and the ongoing threat of a violent change of leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe and Lesotho, questions have been posed about the economic fundamentals in South and Souther…

Productivity, Market Structure and Trade Liberalization in Nigeria

"This study investigates the relationship between trade liberalization and the market structure and productivity performance of the Nigerian manufacturing sector. The study also shows that foreign ownership has an important bearing on firm performa…

The Business of Exporting: Transaction Costs Facing Suppliers in Sub-Saharan Africa

"The purpose of this paper is to give a broad overview of the difficulties SSA’s high transaction costs present to African exporters. The paper discusses transaction costs and market related problems facing African exporters at all the levels of ex…

The Effect of Export Earnings Fluctuations on Capital Formation in Nigeria

"The purpose of the study is to explore the association between export earnings fluctuations and capital formation in Nigeria. In doing so, the study presents three novelties. First, the standard transmission channels of fluctuations in export earn…

The Impact of Africa on China

"If African countries are to maximise the benefit of engagement with China, it is important to ask the question "How can Africa — as a whole and as individual countries — change China's policy stance to Africa so that more benefit accrues to Africa …

The Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Mauritius

"This study argues that Mauritius boasts strong economic fundamentals and, through its various regional trade agreements and its strategic location in the Indian Ocean as a bridge between Asia and Africa, offers the perfect gateway to the emerging A…

The Impact of China-Africa Aid Relations:The Case of Uganda

"This policy brief highlights the key findings from Guloba et al.(2010) whose paper provides insights on how the Ugandan government has benefited from its relations with the Chinese government. More specifically, the policy brief point out ways aid …

The Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: The Case of Nigeria

"The study covers the period 1997-2007. The main objective is to analyze the economic relations between China and Nigeria in the area of foreign direct investment (FDI). Attempts to compromise the benefits of FDI should be persistently resisted by …

The Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations: Case Study of Cameroon

"This study examines key features of trade with China and assesses its impact on the Cameroonian economy. Specifically, it: analyzes Cameroon’s trade structure and evolution, with specific focus on China’s contribution; examines the evolution of Ca…

The Impact of China-Africa Trade Relations: The Case of Angola

"The objectives of this study are to capture the extent to which impacts of China’s economic growth are transmitted to Angola, both positively and negatively, through the bilateral trading relationship and to provide some policy advice as to how An…

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: An In Depth Case Study of Mauritius

"This report sets out to examine the impact of Chinese investments on the Mauritian economy. We do this by describing the nature, trends and sectoral composition of FDI flows from China to Mauritius and vice versa; discuss the FDI-aid nexus; review…

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: An In-depth Analysis of the Case of Ghana

"The study looks at the impact of Chinese FDI on the Ghanaian economy. Ghana has recently been receiving increasing amounts of FDI from several countries, including China and it is important to know how this is affecting the nation’s economy. The s…

Impact of China-Africa Investment Relations: Case Study of Ethiopia

"In this study Chinese investment in Ethiopia is investigated. The impact of trade, aid and related relations between the two countries are investigated in terms of its effect on Chinese investment in Ethiopia. In the last five years it was found th…

Impacts of Investment Relations between China and Madagascar

"This study aims at conducting a comprehensive analysis of the main systems and models of the past, present and future development of economic partnerships, based on foreign direct investments, between China and Sub-Saharan African Countries, with p…

An Assessment of the Impact of China’s Investments in Sudan

"The study examines the impact of China’s investments in Sudan in terms of its positive and likely negative effects; data drawn from secondary and primary sources is used for the purpose. Tabular analysis and graphs are used to review the scale of o…

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