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June 2024

South African Govt, Stakeholders Seek Further WTO Support In Citrus Industry’s Battle With The EU

26 June 2024 – The South African government and industry organisations have requested that two panels be established at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to examine the stringent citrus import measures being imposed on South Africa by the European Union (EU). The local stakeholders wish to

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Country and Sector Risks Barometer: Turbulence ahead?

18 June 2024 – In Q1 2024, the global economy improves slightly from previous years marked by pandemic, Russia-Ukraine conflict, and US banking crisis. However, US activity slows down, with emerging countries driving growth. Global economic, social, and political risks persist, including the dissolution of the French National Assembly. Consequently, Coface adjusts ratings for 5

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African Countries Could Unlock Billions In Local And Global Trade – What’s Working And What’s Not

13 June 2024 – Africa’s share of global trade remains disproportionately small, hovering around 2%-3%. Countries on the continent trade more with the rest of the world than they do among themselves. Africa needs to improve its share of trade to boost growth and reduce poverty. Aid for Trade is a development initiative that seeks to remove barriers to trade

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Insight Report Finds 52% of Companies in the Fortune 500 List Have Disappeared Over the Last 20 Years

12 June 2024 – Research by WatchMyCompetitor (WMC) – the AI-powered competitive intelligence platform – has identified that more than half (52%) of the companies in the Fortune 500 list in 2003 no longer exist today. The business world has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, with advancements in digital technology – and now AI

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