http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.61Change: -0.04
R/$ = 12.27Change: -0.02
Au 1164.53 $/ozChange: -7.23
Pt 1082.50 $/ozChange: -6.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 17, 2009

Daily podcast – August 17, 2009

Back
poden_17082009
 
 
 
Engineering|Africa|Mining|Motors|PROJECT|Africa|Energy|Motors|Services|Solutions|Motors|Motors
Engineering|Africa|Mining|Motors|PROJECT|Africa|Energy|Motors|Services|Solutions|Motors|Motors
engineering|africa-company|mining|motors-company|project|africa|energy|motors-industry-term|services|solutions|motors-person|motors
© Reuse this



This podcast is brought to you by Ukwazi Mining - Bringing relevant mining engineering and strategic consultancy services to a dynamic industry.

Monday, August 17, 2009.

From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I'm Shannon O'Donnell.

Making headlines today:

A study by the Peterson Institute for International Economics says that a successful Doha round trade deal could boost the global economy by 300-billion to 700-billion-dollars a year.

The figures that the institute calculates are similar in size to stimulus packages deployed by the biggest countries to tackle the economic crisis, and underline how much is at stake in the long-running talks.

Delays in completing the round, now in its eighth year, prompted two leading trade economists at the institute to examine the potential benefits.

The economists estimate the boost to global exports from concluding the Doha Round could range between 180-billion and 520-billion-dollars a year, depending on how far-reaching an eventual deal turns out to be.

World leaders have called for the round to conclude next year. It was launched in the Qatari capital in 2001 to help poor countries prosper through trade.


The Copenhagen Consensus Centre has launched the ‘Climate Change Project', which was designed to promote informed debate about innovative ways to respond to global warming. This was ahead of the fast approaching global negotiations in Copenhagen, in December.

The organisation would release what it called "pioneering new research on climate engineering", with summaries of new research papers by climate scientists, on its website each week.

In previous weeks, the centre aimed at highlighting that there were many different solutions to the issue of climate change, beyond cutting carbon. The centre says that the goal is to find the solutions that will do the most good for the climate, for the least cost.


Also making headlines:

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters will keep an eye on the OR Tambo Airport's jet fuel stock, but says the crisis has been resolved.
Crime and violent protests harm business confidence in South Africa.
General Motors South Africa MD Steve Koch will retire on October first.
And, former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe is named as South Africa's 2010 ambassador to the world.

That's a round up of news making headlines today. For more on these and other stories please visit engineeringnews.co.za.

 

Edited by: Shannon de Ryhove
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Polity & Multimedia
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Intellectual Property Law News
Pedestrian Door Solutions specialists, ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd., have supplied and installed a number of Besam entrance systems to medical facilities both in South Africa and outside the country’s borders that offer fast, convenient and...
Rubber-in-compression couplings, from Renold Hi-Tec, provide fail-safe operation on applications such as mine winders, hoists, draw-works on drilling rigs and industrial overhead cranes. The intrinsically fail-safe construction of the couplings protects both people...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 2 hours 45 minutes ago The Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) reserved judgment on Thursday in a complaint by eight publishers against the South African Post Office (SAPO). CCC chairperson JCW (Jacobus) van Rooyen...
Updated 2 hours 49 minutes ago Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Eastern Cape provincial government and dairy products manufacturer Nestlé South Africa on Thursday would create 800 permanent...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
JSE-listed Afrimat will make a cash offer to acquire the entire remaining issued share capital of subsidiary Infrasors that it does not already own.
TEAMWORK Aggreko Europe, Middle East & Africa MD David Taylor-Smith; Aggreko Zambia chairperson Dr. Sixtus Mulenga; Aggreko Africa MD James Shepherd
Temporary power generation services provider Aggreko announced earlier this month that it had appointed Dr Sixtus Mulenga as nonexecutive chairperson of Aggreko Zambia, a move it believed was integral to the ongoing expansion of its operations in Zambia and the rest...
Major global aircraft manufacturer Airbus Commercial Aircraft is maintaining a steady course. "I don't have any big news, good or bad," company President and CEO Fabrice Brégier told international aviation journalists in Toulouse, France, at the company’s recent...
MEASURING DEVICES Bosch has released a mobile app that enables the measurements made with measuring devices to be sent and used directly on the app for accuracy and on-site quoting
Industrial tool manufacturer Bosch has increased the compatibility of many batteries in its range of blue industrial power tools and has released mobile-device applications (apps) for users of the tools, says Bosch South Africa training manager Peter du Bruyn. Many...
The new Nissan Navara has been launched onto the global market, but Nissan South Africa (NSA) will only know in August whether the local Rosslyn plant will assemble the one-ton pickup. The NSA plant currently produces the old NP300 Hardbody one-ton bakkie, as well as...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96