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British banks could be able to access the US markets in future as freely as they trade with the EU now, under a trade deal
While consultancies, political donations, secondments and staff movements magnify corporate influence over government, an equally sinister trend is playing out in the world of multinational corporations.
From November 2016 negotiating round
Aide’s ‘cake and eat it’ note praised the recent trade Canada-EU trade deal but there are few similarities with the UK.
The exploitation of loopholes has become the favorite play of an organized tax avoidance industry.
Rising inequality is largely to blame for this electoral upset. Continuing with business as usual is not an option.
Financial companies have figured out how to turn a controversial global legal system to their own very profitable advantage.
There are prominent dangers associated with the negotiation of IA-CEPA, particularly with the financial services liberalization.
Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced a proposal to resolve the data localization issue in financial institutions in future trade agreements.
At the 19th round of Trade in Services talks, U.S. negotiators are expected to introduce language aimed at easing industry concerns over the cross-border transfer of financial services data.
French oil major Total has filed a request for arbitration against Algeria for changing profit-sharing terms on oil and gas contracts in the mid-2000s
Iskandar Safa, co-owner of the Privinvest Group, a global player in the shipbuilding industry, which took control of Hellenic Shipyards SA, submitted a request for arbitration against the Hellenic Republic at the World Bank’s ICSID.
Emails obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show U.S. Trade Rep. Michael Froman discussing TPP with Goldman Sachs lobbyists
As leaked by Wikileaks on 25 May 2016
The economic gap between high flyers like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and laggards like Laos and Myanmar is too wide to be easily bridged.
Fifteen House members emphasized to President Barack Obama that they want to see TTIP cover financial services regulations.