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The UK and US may seek a quick deal on financial services separate from the free trade accord the two are negotiating, a British official said.
Britain wants a Canada-style agreement with the European Union that includes goods and services.
When Vietnam signalled it would claim the tax due, oil giant ConocoPhillips issued a pre-emptive legal strike using an arbitration process under the UK-Vietnam bilateral investment treaty.
The ICSID has issued an interim order preventing Nepal’s government from collecting capital gains tax on Axiata’s acquisition of Ncell.
The ICSID had issued an interim order directing the government not to take any steps to enforce its decision to collect the outstanding capital gains tax.
A US-based international court issues interim order directing the Nepal government not to impose capital gains tax on Ncell buyout deal for the time being.
Can the Australia-China trade deal facilitate Australian businesses and share the prosperity of Chinese FinTech industry? Answering this question requires looking into the chapters of investment, trade in services (especially financial service) and e-commerce.
The Office of the US Trade Representative released late last year a summary of negotiating objectives spanning 22 areas, including telecommunications and financial services.
Representatives from the City of London are to travel to the US in a bid to boost transatlantic ties for the finance sector post-Brexit.
Bank of Orinoco has initiated an international arbitration against the Netherlands over alleged discriminatory and irrational measures by the government of Curaçao.
Barbados is looking to enter into a double taxation agreement and a bilateral investment treaty with Kenya.
Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso pushed back against US efforts to link the yen with bilateral talks aimed at striking a trade deal.
The international trade and investment treaty regime is increasingly restricting the policy space for regulating cross-border financial flows, study finds.
The broad language in investment agreements has allowed investor-state dispute settlement tribunals to scrutinize tax measures adopted by States, and determine that such measures resulted in a breach of State’s obligations under the agreement.
An analysis of its impact on managing government bonds and capital flows.
The most worrying thing about the EU-Singapore deal is not the risk that Singapore firms themselves pose, but the fact that the agreement looks set to be used as a model for reinvigorating ISDS.
Investment treaties with ISDS provisions make it hard to tax foreign firms and worsen human rights and labor practices.
New study looks into EU taxation, with the focus shifting onto the problems that could arise under a free trade agreement between the EU and the Mercosur.
The new generation of trade agreements currently being negotiated by the EU endangers financial regulation. Worse, they rein in the capacity of states to regulate in the future.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that Washington wants to include a provision to deter currency manipulation in future trade deals, including with Japan, based on the currency chapter in the new deal to revamp NAFTA.