SA, Indonesia look to increase trade

first_img17 October 2012 South Africa and Indonesia have agreed to step up their interactions in order to increase trade between the two countries, following the second meeting of the two countries’ Joint Trade Committee in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who co-chaired the meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Gita Wirjawan, said afterwards that it was important for emerging economies to seek each other. “It is through the strengthening of the relations between the emerging economies that we can actually realise the number of objectives which we are setting ourselves. These will enable us to develop our economies, create employment for our people, and raise their living standards,” Davies said in a statement issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Davies added that South Africa was committed to strengthening regional integration across different regional economic communities. SA an Africa ‘gateway, not gate keeper’ He said South Africa was a potential gateway for investment in the African continent, while adding: “We make a distinction between being gate keepers and gateway. We do not try to say that any other player has got to relate to other countries on the African continent through [South Africa]. The African continent is a continent of growth.” According to the DTI, the main issues discussed in Tuesday’s meeting were market access and import regulation. “The South Africa side raised concerns relating to the designation of ports of entry for imports of fresh produce agricultural products, and the introduction of an import licensing regime for imports of horticultural products,” the deparment said. The meeting also discussed sectoral cooperation, including trade promotion and capacity building for small businesses, “with particular interest in jewellery design and special economic zones”.New Asia-Africa Strategic Partnerships Indonesia proposed cooperation under the New Asia-Africa Strategic Partnerships (NAASP) framework. “Under this framework, Indonesia will work together with South Africa in order to assist other countries in the African region as a form of attention and solidarity,” the DTI said. Indonesia is the largest economy in South-east Asia, with gross domestic product (GDP) of around US$1-trillion. According to the DTI, trade between South Africa and Indonesia grew between 2007 and 2011, with SA ranking 23rd as a destination for Indonesian exports, and Indonesia ranking 26th for imports from SA. South Africa’s exports to Indonesia “mainly consist of raw materials, and there is a need to diversify them to include value-added products,” the DTI said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Retro Womens Rhinestone Hair Pin Hair Clip Stick Long Hair Tool Asian Chinese Style Braid Tool Hair Decor : looks even better in real life than in the picture

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IPL 2011: Knight Riders up against confident Super Kings

first_imgStill smarting from their defeat at the hands of Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders will have to get their act together soon and come out all guns blazing against defending champions Chennai Super Kings in their IPL return-leg match in Kolkata on Saturday.Kolkata’s three-match winning run came to a halt on Thursday, when Kochi defeated the Shah Rukh Khan-owned side by 17 runs.And with just four more matches left in the round robin stage, there is little room for error for the hosts who will be hoping to return to winning ways.Going into Saturday’s clash at the historic Eden Gardens, there is little difference between the two teams on the points table with both on 12 each. However, Chennai have played nine matches, compared to Kolkata’s 10.Kolkata can take heart from the fact that in this edition of the Twenty20 league, unlike the first three seasons, they have been a picture of consistency so far.Both their batting as well as bowling departments have clicked from the onset, even though there was a glitch on Thursday against the Tuskers where their middle order choked from a winning position.Even in their loss against Kochi, the Knight Riders found a bright spot in Eoin Morgan, who returned to form with a 51-ball 66.It will surely give a lot of confidence to skipper Gautam Gambhir, who promoted Morgan to the opening position along with an in-form Jacques Kallis after the English lefthander was lacklustre in the first half of the tournament.advertisementMorgan finally came good during the opening partnership with Kallis to keep Kolkata in the hunt before the middle-order collapsed to record their second loss at the hands of Kochi.On the bowling front, pace spearhead Brett Lee would hope to get his act together after conceding 22 runs against Kochi in the last over of the previous match that proved to be the difference in their 17-run loss.Gambhir’s men will have to put in a big effort against Chennai, who are on a fourmatch winning streak.In skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Super Kings have a cool and crafty tactician who has the ability to come up with matchchanging surprises when the chips are down.Like Kolkata, Chennai too possess a strong batting line-up with Australian Michael Hussey in prime form.Suresh Raina, who has 1,500-plus IPL runs, scored a half-century against Rajasthan Royals and it will give Dhoni more options.However, Chennai’s bowling department continues to be a headache for Dhoni. In Ravichandran Ashwin, Suraj Randiv and Shadab Jakati, the Chennai outfit has a three-pronged spin attack but the trio has not been that impressive as compared to their Kolkata counterparts.Off-spinner Randiv has only managed six wickets in seven games and has gone for more than 7.5 runs an over while left-arm spinner Jakati has been lacklustre but has improved in last four games.Chennai’s pace attack also lacks sting with Australian Doug Bollinger and South African Albie Morkel sharing the new ball.To add to it, in sharp contrast to their invincible status at home where they have an all-win record, Dhoni’s men have been unimpressive as visitors with all their three losses coming in away matches.- With PTI inputslast_img read more