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Chinese yuan penetrates African markets
Journal article, Created By Mukeredzi, Tonderayi and Published By United Nations Department of Public Information in English language
Biofuels, Land Grabbing and Food Security in Africa
Book/Monograph, Created By Havnevik, Kjell|Matondi, Prosper B.|Beyene, Atakilte and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
Energy crisis and climate change have generated global demands for alternative non-fossil fuel sources. This has led to a rapid increase of investments in production of liquid biofuels based on agricultural feed stocks such as sugar cane. Most African governments see biofuels as a potential for increasing agricultural productivity and export incomes and thus strengthening their national economies, improving energy balances and rural employment. At the same time climate change may be addressed through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. There are, however, a number ...
Chinese Trade and Investment in Africa
Journal article, Created By Wei, William X. and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
China's African Financial Engagement, Real Exchange Rates and Trade between China and Africa
Journal article, Created By Jeanneney, Sylviane Guillaumont and Published By Oxford University Press (OUP) in English language
In the last decade, China's trade with Africa increased faster than its overall foreign trade. This article focusses on the role of real exchange rates in this growth. A ‘bilateral real exchange rate’ augmented trade gravity model applied to China's trade with 49 African countries over the period 2000–2011 shows that the real appreciation of most African currencies relative to the renminbi favoured China's exports to these countries, but had no impact on China's imports from Africa. This real appreciation of African currencies is explained by...
Africa's World Trade: Informal Economies and Globalization from Below
Book/Monograph, Created By Lee, Margaret C. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in English language
Are Africa's world markets really contributing to development across the continent for individuals, nations and regions? This is the key question posed by Margaret Lee in this provocative book, in which she argues that all too often the voices of African traders are obscured amid a blizzard of statistical analysis. However, it is these very voices - from those operating on the ground as formal or informal traders - that must be listened to in order to form a true understanding of the impact trade regimes have on these individuals and...