Daily FIZ – Tuesday 16/04
Economy

Domestic

Zambia is Namibia’s most important trade link in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) with the lions’ share of 91.2% of total volumes of containerised exports via the Port of Walvis Bay in the western part of the country, according to Namibia State of Logistics (NSoL) 2018 report. Read more: Southern Times Africa

Government in partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union has launched the Good Financial Governance Programme. Read more: ZNBC

Germany Ambassador to Zambia Achim Burkart has assured government that his country will continue to provide technical and professional support to the Agriculture sector. Read more: ZNBC

Zambia is inching closer to reducing the over-dependence on hydropower amid persistent drought caused by climate change effects and has awarded 120-megawatt solar tenders to six successful bidders. Read more: Southern Times Africa

International
South Africa fears for its trade relations with the United Kingdom as the latter negotiates a good deal for Brexit. Read more: Africa News

Jumia Technologies, one of the largest e-commerce startups in Africa, has listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Read more: Business Chief

Increasing trade protectionism around the globe is the biggest threat to global economic growth, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says. Read more: CNBC

European Union countries have approved plans for trade talks with the United States. Read more: BBC

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