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Women Mastering Trade Rules

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Market trading is a vital lifeline for most people in the South. Plenty of delights usually await people in the market, where live animals, herbs and spices, fresh fruits and vegetables, and life’s necessities compete for customers’ money. The formal and informal food sector plays a […]

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African Trade Hub in China Brings Mutual Profits

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY South-South trade is the great economic success story of the past decade. World Trade Organization (WTO) (www.wto.org) figures show South-South trade accounted for 16.4 percent of the US $14 trillion in total world exports in 2007, up from 11.5 percent of the total in 2000. While […]

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Djibouti Re-shapes Itself as African Trade Hub

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Trade hubs can prove to be decisive in boosting regional growth. Trade hubs are places where commerce congregates, for a mix of geographical, cultural and economic reasons. Like a bicycle wheel, a trade hub sits at the centre as the spokes of trade routes travel towards […]