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WTO achieve TFA

The first Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) came into force yesterday when the World Trade Organisation (WTO) gathered the two-thirds acceptance it needed from its 164 members. The full text of […]

Transparency International publishes 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International has published its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index. Of the 176 countries recorded on the Index 69 fell below the 50 out of 100 mark where 100 is least […]

Will the EU disintegrate in 2017?

A number of commentators have suggested that the European Union is in imminent danger of collapse or disintegration. We are likely to know if this is the case during the […]

World Bank publishes Doing Business 2017 report

The World Bank has published its Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All report. You can find a copy of the report here. The press release as published on the […]

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General

The United Nations General Assembly has appointed the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, to succeed Ban Ki-moon as its Secretary-General when he steps down on 31st December. The […]

United Nations General Assembly 71st Session debates start today

The United Nations begins its general debate of the 71st Session of the General Assembly from today (20th September) until 26th September. During the next few days most heads of […]

Trans Pacific Partnership agreement signed by twelve countries

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has been signed by twelve countries in a deal that has taken seven years of negotiations to come to fruition. The agreement was signed by Australia, […]

TI publishes Corruption Perceptions Index 2015

Transparency International (TI) has published its Corruption Perceptions Index 2015. The group has reported that more than six billion people live in countries with a serious corruption problem and that […]

COP21 reaches agreement on global warming

This weekend nearly 200 countries agreed to tackle climate change after nearly a week of discussions in Paris. The COP21 agreement will bind countries into attempting to keep global temperatures […]

December Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the December 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

November Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the November 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

October Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the October 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

September Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the September 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

August Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the August 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

Obama addresses African Union

Yesterday President Barack Obama addressed the African Union (AU), the first American President to do so since the AU was established in 1963. The President stressed the desire of Africa’s […]

July Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the July 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

Tripartite Summit agrees Free Trade Agreement

Egypt is hosting a meeting of the third COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Summit during which 26 nations covering large tracts of Africa have signed a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) after five […]

Full text of G7 Leaders’ Declaration 2015

Below is the full text of the G7 Leaders’ Declaration following a G7 summit held on 7th/8th June at Schloss Elmau in Germany. The seven member states are Canada, France, […]

June Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the June 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

May Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the May 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

April Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the April 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

March Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the March 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]

Limited stories due to essential maintenance

Week commencing 2nd March 2015 there will be limited stories due to Trade Bridge Consultants undertaking essential maintenance and office reorganisation. The site will remain up and you can still […]

Index of Economic Freedom 2015

The American conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation has published its Index of Economic Freedom 2015 (IEF). The Index of Economic Freedom is jointly published with the Wall Street Journal […]

February Political Situation Report

Trade Bridge Consultants have published the February 2015 edition of their Political Situation Report. The report covers the most important political events taking place over the past month, along with […]