International Economic Cooperation in Troubled Times: A Call for Strong Action by the G20

Authors: Axel Berger, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) Uri Dadush, Bruegel and OCP Policy Centre Andreas Freytag, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena Simon J. Evenett, University of St. Galen Christian von Haldenwang, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development...

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What did the investment conference deliver?

There is much to be excited about in Cyril Ramaphosa’s pragmatic push for new investments in South Africa while also being determined to tackle socio-economic challenges that require redistributive policy approaches. More than 1,000 delegates attended the investment conference held...

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Treaty gives MTN recourse in Nigeria over rent-seeking fines

Contrary to the West African country’s assertions, the SA firm is legally free to expatriate profits MTN found itself on the wrong side of the Nigerian authorities for the second time recently. In the first incident, in 2015, the cellular...

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Can Think Tanks Save The World – And Should They?

In mid-September, Buenos Aires hosted an interesting and innovative event, organized by a variety of think tanks: the Think20 Summit. A total of about one thousand participants from almost 70 countries dealt with the topics of the G20 summit,...

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The Digital Economy… Ensuring That No Group Eats the Crumbs

Technological advancements have transformed many aspects of our daily and working lives. The technology age has changed the business landscape. We are constantly confronted by the digital economy and its demands for us to respond to the 4th Industrial...

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Namibia Taking Over the SADC Chair

Namibia or the “land of the brave” as it is affectionately called by Namibian citizens. When I first heard that Namibia will be chairing the SADC 2018, I thought “the land of the brave has done it!” Namibia has...

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