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Why the Panama Papers should be a US election issue
"Panama is a world leader when it comes to allowing large corporations to evade US taxes. And the Panama free trade agreement would make this bad situation much worse," Sanders warned in 2011.
ASEAN cautiously speeds steps toward financial integration
ASEAN finance officials have adopted a new timeline for integrating financial services across the regional bloc, aiming to tear down market barriers more quickly.
Dette : l’Argentine prête à verser 50 millions à BNP Paribas
Dans le sillage des accords avec les fonds « vautours », Buenos Aires accepte de verser 52 millions de dollars à BNP Paribas.
Latest round of TTIP talks boost momentum
Progress was made in the latest round of TTIP talks, but negotiators have a long way to go if the deal is to be signed before Barack Obama leaves office.
RCEP threatens tax policies in India and other 15 countries
New report shows that trade and investment deals like RCEP will further adversely affect the ability of the government of India to tax corporations effectively and fairly.
US-EU trade will undermine ’tax justice,’ says report
The secretive TTIP could make it easier than ever for big business to sue governments, according to new research.
Argentina agrees to pay Italian bond holders including “a reasonable interest”
Argentina announced that it reached a $900 million preliminary accord to settle its pending debt with 50,000 Italian holders of defaulted Argentine government bonds. The Italian bondholders had sought about $2.5 billion at the ICSID.
TTIP, tax havens contribute to extreme global inequality
TTIP perpetuate inequality because of their secrecy and preference for the interests of the wealthy over financial regulations and labor rights.
Government’s taxation decision can’t be contested under Bilateral Investment Treaty
The new Bilateral Investment Treaty will ensure that no decision taken by the government with regard to taxation matters is dragged into arbitration.
The gathering financial storm is just one effect of corporate power unbound
What have governments learned from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or I could do the same job with one word: nothing.
TISA parties plan four rounds by July 2016 to advance priority annexes
The participants in the Trade In Services Agreements (TISA) have agreed to hold four more rounds of negotiations between November and mid-July 2016
Leaked documents show TTIP negotiations in deadlock on most issues
EU member states are concerned about the “tough negotiation process in all key areas” of the TTIP agreement
Vietnam to lose $77 million of tax revenue each year due to free trade pacts
The government has estimated that it will lose around US$77 million of tax revenue annually between 2016 and 2025, when new free trade agreements take effect and eliminate a majority of import duties.
’Putin’s banker’ Pugachev files $12 billion claim against Russia
Sergei Pugachev, a tycoon once dubbed "Putin’s banker", said on Tuesday that he had filed a $12 billion compensation claim against Russia
Cairn Energy set to go to ICJ against India
Cairn Energy is set to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ), asking it to appoint an arbitrator on behalf of the Indian government in its $1.6 bn...
Will China’s currency devaluation complicate the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
China’s recent currency devaluation has sparked a debate over the inclusion of currency manipulation controls in global trade agreements.
WikiLeaks publishes four more TiSA documents
On 2 July, WikiLeaks publshed four more chapters from the secret ongoing TiSA (Trade in Services Agremeent) negotiations, ahead of the next negotiating round on Monday: Electronic Commerce, Telecommunications Services, Financial Services and Maritime Transport Services.
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (April 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (April 2014)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (February 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks