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China - South Africa flags


South Africa And China: Building Bridges To Beneficiation – Analysis

By Chris Alden and Yu-Shan Wu The announcement of a joint agreement between the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Hebei Iron and Steel Group to open a steel mill in Phalaborwa could signal a new stage in the longstanding relationship between South Africa and China. Financed in part by the China Africa Development Fund, the […]

Health, safety and environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on a beach in Port Fourchon, La., May 23, 2010. Photo by PO3 Patrick Kelley, US Defense Dept.
Health, safety and environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on a beach in Port Fourchon, La., May 23, 2010. Photo by PO3 Patrick Kelley, US Defense Dept.


Government Approval Not Enough, Businesses Need Social License – Analysis

In era of globalized awareness, best business, government practices demand local consent and social license. By John Morrison There was a time when signing a piece of paper and a handshake were enough for companies to start a factory or mine. This is how business still works in many places, but globalization – delivering economic […]

The flag of the European Union. Note that this flag was flown incorrectly as the stars were upside down. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.
The flag of the European Union. Photo by MPD01605, Wikipedia Commons.


France And Italy Promise To Reform, EU Leaders Vow Closer Economic Coordination

(EurActiv) — At a summit meeting in Brussels on Friday (24 October), EU leaders asked the European Commission to come up with a plan for better coordinating economic policies. With a troubled European economy, and Germany’s reluctance to invest more in the eurozone, EU leaders agreed to work on a better governance structure, in order […]