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Insurance Europe, the American Insurance Association and the American Council of Life Insurers have issued a statement supporting the inclusion of market access and regulatory cooperation in financial services in TTIP.
Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services.
A top European Union (EU) official on Friday continued to push for the inclusion of financial regulation in a free trade agreement with the United States, saying it’s vital to ensure global financial stability.
TTIP risks ‘race to the bottom’ in financial services regulation says Finance Watch, the independent public interest group working to make finance serve society.
George Monbiot asks why businesses have got more access to the negociations than citizens and their representative organisations have and sets down some challenges to the architects of TTIP.
India has readied a new draft to negotiate bilateral investment treaties in the future, keeping taxation and intellectual property right issues out of its ambit
Officials tapped by the Obama administration to lead the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations have received multimillion dollar bonuses from CitiGroup and Bank of America, financial disclosures obtained by Republic Report show.
The EU is seeking to include financial regulation in a sweeping trade pact with the US, arguing that leaving it out of any deal would represent a threat to global financial stability.
The European Commission publishes today a non-paper clarifying its objectives for financial services in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty will open markets to foreign services and foreign direct investment in the financial sector. It intends to limit financial sector regulations because they are considered as barriers to trade, reports SOMO.
Ambitious plans for an EU-US free-trade agreement may be put in jeopardy by Washington’s failure to finalise a deal coordinating rules in the $630 trillion derivatives market, the EU’s financial markets chief has warned.
Chilean and Canadian officials announced the expansion of their existing free trade agreement Monday. Among other changes, the agreement now includes a chapter which extends free trade rights to the financial services sector.
Financial services — both in terms of market access and how they are regulated — are a critical issue in the EU-US FTA (TTIP) talks. Analysis from WEED and SOMO.
Emerging economies like the UAE have introduced a financial market innovation that could be transplanted to the US and implemented through BITs and FTAs: financial free zones.
The Australian financial services sector could be a major beneficiary if the Labor government is able to finalise the long-awaited free trade agreement with China.
Topics where EU and US politicians and stakeholders’ interests clash — such as public procurement, data protection, financial services and agricultural issues like geographical indicators and sanitary and phytosanitary measures – will prove the most problematic during talks.
For his first trip abroad as Chinese premier last month, Li Keqiang went to India and Pakistan and then continued to Switzerland and Germany before heading back home. Why Switzerland?
Canada wants to keep a so-called “prudential carve-out” that would give Canadian regulators leeway to impose demands on European banks in the name of financial stability.
Importers in Bahrain have been accused of trying to misuse the kingdom’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US to avoid paying taxes, a report said.