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Conference Gives 2013 Outlook on Market

Global Automotive Market

Global Automotive Market

Complimentary web conference reveals which global OEM is expected to cross the 10 million sales mark, while another may be acquired

2013 is expected to be the year of the dragons and eagles striving growth and balancing fall in the European automotive industry. While China is expected to cross 20 million vehicle sales, the U.S. market is expected to reach 15 million sales, a record high since the economic crisis in 2007. On the other side of the Pacific, the ASEAN markets had a tremendous growth in 2012 with Indonesia joining the one million sales club for the first time. [Read more…]

Success in an Unfriendly Neighbourhood

Tel Aviv Israel

Tel Aviv Israel

Few people realize that Israel, despite all its political problems, is one of the world’s most successful economies. Since 2004 its GDP has grown about 5 per cent a year in real terms every year except 2009, when the global economy crashed. [Read more…]

Opportunities In Agriculture Sector

Agriculture sector

Agriculture sector

Increasing Demand For ‘Food, Fuel And Feed’ Driving Opportunities In The Global Agriculture Sector [Read more…]

Credit Risk In Most Countries

Worldwide Construction

Worldwide Construction

The situation of companies in the construction sector closely reflects the world, regional and national economic trends. At a time when the world economy is characterized by divergences between countries, with a recession in the euro zone, there are significant disparities between countries and subsectors. The construction sector was badly hit by the 2009 crisis, and a large number of payment incidents were still occurring in 2011. [Read more…]

Zuma, Sarkozy to discuss global finance reforms

Pretoria – International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says calls for reforms in global finance governance will form part of the discussions between President Jacob Zuma and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy as the two meet for bilateral talks this week.

 

Sarkozy, Zuma Business

Sarkozy, Zuma Business

Zuma is on a state visit to France at the invitation of Sarkozy, accompanied by several Cabinet ministers, including Nkoana-Mashabane.

“It’s something that South Africa believes needs to be discussed. We (were) in this deep financial crisis not because of our own choice, so [no] proposals should be off the table… including how we can handle the challenges that come with climate change,” Nkoana-Mashabane said during an interview.

She also said South Africa will be looking forward to “cooperating with France” as Durban will host the biggest climate conference (COP 17) later this year.

The visit to France follows an invitation sent to Zuma by Sarkozy, with Nkoana-Mashabane describing the meeting as “strategic.” France considers South Africa as its top trading partner on the African continent, with more than 120 French companies operating in South Africa.

“We see eye to eye on the… positive development of the African agenda… We’ve got very good economic ties with France and it is our seventh most important trading partner and France also talks the same language with us on reforms of institutions of global governance,” said the minister.

France has also been spearheading the idea of expanding the alliance of the richest nations, the G8, to accommodate some of the top emerging economies, including South Africa, India and Brazil. – BuaNews