International Trade Forum

Magazine available in three languages focuses on trade development for developing and transition economics. It analyzes trends, opportunities, provides views from trade development experts and reports on International Trade Forum events and services.

Articles from No. 2, 2010

A More Dynamic & Transformative SOUTH-SOUTH TRADE
South-South trade has grown steadily over the last decade to become an important feature of international trade. Growth has been rapid and has tended to cover a broader range of products than South-North trade. Moreover, growth has been evident in areas...
A New FRONTIER
Microinsurance: LeapFrog InvestmentsWith an increasing demand for marketbased solutions to poverty, innovative businesses like LeapFrog Ihvestmeats have identified the opportunity to develop business models targeting low-income customers that are profitable,...
Balance, Harmony & SUSTAINABILITY IN UNCERTAINTIES
Trends of development of global economy in the post-crisis eraWith the prospect of recovery from the global financial crisis, enhanced by stimulatory spending by national governments, there are forces at work that will assist in developing a sustainable...
CONNECTING INDUSTRY TO THE MARKET the Future of Cotton in Africa
Africa has traditionally been an important cotton production base. Before the textiles and clothing quota phase-out, t^^^m cotton markets were mainly in Europe. In 2000, the 27 countries currently members of the European Union imported 1 ,077 rnilhon...
Directory
ITC MARKET ANALYSIS TOOLSEnhancing the transparency of global trade and market accessDemand for ITC web-based trade analysis tools has increased dramatically as businesses struggle to deal with the fall-out of the global financial and economic crisis,...
FEMALE Entrepreneurs
Strengthening export competitiveness of women entrepreneurs in the Arequipa textile and clothing sectorArequipa, Peru's second most industrialized city and commercial hub, supplies 85% of the world's alpaca fibre. Recognizing the export potential of...
Forum Letter
The global economic crisis has radically changed market opportunities and the global business environment As the global economy rebalances, the new drivers of economic growth are expected to come from increasing consumption in and demand from emerging...
Joint ACTION
For inclusive tourism in Inhambane, MozambiqueThe past decade has seen tourism drive poverty reduction, especially in Africa. Investments in the tourism industry have to new employment opportunities and increased income for poor communities situated...
Moving from RHETORIC TO REALITY
South-South collaboration in health biotechnologyA study conducted into the health biotechnology sector in six developing countries with substantial biotechnology industries throws new light on far-reaching productive results of cooperation within the...
New Faces, NEW VOICES
AfDB supports the economic empowerment of African women and the new network New Faces, New VoicesAs the global financial system is being reshaped, it is time for financial institutions and regulators to realize that women represent an emerging market....
New Opportunities IN GLOBAL OUTSOURCING
With increasing globalization and technological developments that enable business processes indea^^HM pendent of location, many countries around the world have become attractive sites for Western compames. While access to cheap labour was previously...
New WORLD ORDER
Shifting markets in trade, investment and opportunityIn the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the developing world is increasingly becoming a driver of the world economy.In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, a new world order is emerging....
South Africa & Brazil FURTHERING SOUTH-SOUTH TRADE
The considerable expansion in South-South trade, especially in the last decade, is seen as an exciting new phenomenon with a number of developing countries among the major trade partners. Trade and investment ties between South Africa and Brazil in particular...
South-South COOPERATION
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the driving forces of economic growth, international trade and finance will shift even more rapidly towards developing countries in Asia and the emerging economies, underscoring the importance of South-South...
Trade IN FINANCE
Cross-border investments in BotswanaAfrica is emerging as an attractive investment destination and a key market for goods and services. Southern Africa, in particular, has changed significantly in the past decade showing a reduction in levels of indebtedness,...
TRADE SUPPORT Responding to Shifting Markets
Managers of enterprises feel the effects of economic uncertainty in their home markets and struggle to interpret the changing economic climate and the direction change will take. For those fortunate to have effective trade support institutions (TSIs),...
What Are CHINESE AND INDIAN FIRMS DOING IN AFRICA?
Economist, global consultant and author, Harry Broadman, examines the changing face of foreign investment in Africa.The sustained rapid growth of many African economies over the past decade and a half, bolstered by resilience during the recent global...
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