LAGOS, NIGERIA: 84% of companies with Nigerian headquarters responding to Control Risks’ annual survey ‘International Attitudes to Corruption’ have formal policies in place that explicitly forbid bribes, almost closing the gap on the globa

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA: Despite the country’s Business Confidence Index falling to its lowest level since 1993, the economy is well positioned to recover from the current slowdown, says Brand South Africa...

Jacob Zuma on Thursday said the National General Council took place amid a tumultuous economic climate, however, South Africans have something to smile about...

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According to a BBC report, the Ibrahim Index of African Governance has found that while 33 out of Africa's 54 countries have shown improvements in the way they are governed over the last four years, the researcher

How to understand the impact of illicit trade on business around the world... Market Research Company

WTO economists have lowered their forecast for world trade growth in 2015 to 2.8%, from the 3.3% forecast made in April, and reduced their estimate for 2016 to 3.9% from 4.0%...


In the two decades since South Africans worked together to transform their political landscape and usher in a new democracy, the country has made remarkable progress…

‘Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the globe, with more women starting businesses in Africa than anywhere else in the world,’ says Yasmin Belo-Osagie, co-founder at 

TRADEWATCH: According to a BD Live report, Zimbabwe is to make its black empowerment laws more flexible and set up a ‘one-stop’ office to cut the time it takes to invest in t

TRADEWATCH: Linda Ensor, writing in BD Live, reports that the SA Treasury’s 'proposed withdrawal of the tax credits granted to South African companies that are taxed by African jurisdictions on the fees they


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