The TIPS Forum 2019 will be held in Johannesburg on 30-31 May 2019. The theme is Innovation and Industrialisation. Those wishing to contribute papers are invited to submit their title and abstracts of up to 500 words. Deadline for submissions is 22 February 2019. For more information go to forum.tips.org.za
The bulletin is a review of quarterly trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries. Briefing notes in this issue are on the Investment Conference 2018 - Evaluating the pledges, Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) - Implications for industrial development, and The Job Summit and inclusive industrialisation: See The Real Economy Bulletin - First Quarter 2018.
The TIPS Import Tracker is a quarterly analysis of import trends. The reports provide an overview of import patterns and look at the causes of surges in manufacturing imports, and their likely impact on industry. Quarters 1, 2 and 3, 2018 are now available online. See Import Tracker
The TIPS FDI Tracker monitors inward foreign direct investment projects. Quarters 1, 2 and 3, 2018 are now available online. See FDI Tracker.