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Let’s prove ‘detractors’ wrong
News that German ambassador Hans Gnodtke has warned his country might pull out of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation General Assembly due to be held in Victoria Falls later this year if government does not guarantee protection of its nationals must be a worrying development for Zimbabwean Tourism minister Walter Mzembi who has worked hard to make the event a success.
EU-Singapore FTA to be concluded
The EU-Singapore FTA will provide a basic template for the EU FTAs with other ASEAN governments, although perhaps not an exact duplicate, due to agriculture being a less sensitive issue for trade between the EU and Singapore.
Harper, Merkel aren’t playing tit-for-tat on free trade deal, IMF bailout
Angela Merkel gave Stephen Harper what he wanted — strong public support for a Canada-European Union trade deal — but not before she gently but firmly noted "problems" with high carbon emissions from Alberta’s oilsands.
Thailand, Germany to speed up free trade agreement
Thailand and Germany have agreed to accelerate negotiations to conclude a free trade agreement between Thailand and the European Union (EU) as a key mechanism to boost mutual trade and investment.
German parliament ratifies BIT with Pakistan
Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) signed by Germany and Pakistan in 2009 has been ratified by German parliament and sent to European Commission for final approval.
Germany supports FTA between EU and Vietnam
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will push for the conclusion of a free-trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam, which is of great interest to German firms, during her visit to the Asian country this week.
Lee exhorts German businesses to invest
President Lee Myung-bak Tuesday urged major German companies to expand their investments in Korea, stressing that his country’s free-trade network will help European firms’ business in other foreign markets.
Germany’s Merkel wants EU-Japan free trade accord after South Korea deal
Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany wants the European Union to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Japan following a similar deal with South Korea.
Gov’t win vs Fraport voided
The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington DC has vacated or voided its ruling made on Aug. 16, 2007, finding no cause in the complaint of Fraport, a German company, that the Philippine government violated a bilateral treaty with Germany when it voided Fraport’s contract to build and operate Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Romulo warns Aquino against hasty decision on NAIA 3 case
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo advised President Aquino against deciding hastily on the case involving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA-3), warning the government could be at a disadvantage.
International arbitration on SL oil hedging tomorrow
A dispute initiated by Deutsche Bank against the government of Sri Lanka will be a test case on whether derivatives contracts should be considered ’investments’ under bilateral investment treaties
Ghana wins arbitration dispute with German investor
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has, in a landmark ruling, granted an award in favour of Ghana over an arbitration dispute instituted against her on September 24, 2007 by a German investment company, Gustav F. W. Hamester.
German investor launches ICSID case against Costa Rica over alleged expropriation of land near endangered turtle habitat
German investor Reinhard Unglaube, a resident of Costa Rica, has commenced arbitration against his host country over the latter’s refusal to grant the appropriate permits to extend his eco-tourist hotel complex in Playa Grande, Costa Rica.
Pakistan, Germany sign new bilateral investment treaty
Under the bilateral treaty, the German government would provide insurance guarantees to investments by its companies in Pakistan and cover their political and security risks.
Pakistan wants talks on FTA: Gilani
Addressing the Fifty Years of Bilateral Investment Treaties Conference in Germany, Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said: “We are looking forward to early commencement of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement.”
Pakistan to co-host world’s first international conference on Investment Treaties
Pakistan will co-host with Germany world’s first-ever International Conference on Investment Treaties in Frankfurt from December 1-3, aimed at examining the policy issues that will shape international investment laws in the years to come.
Pak, Germany to sign improved ‘investment treaty’ next month
Pakistan and Germany will sign the enhanced version of “bilateral investment treaty” during the visit of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to Germany early next month.
Germany urges Namibia to sign EPA
Germany this week urged Namibia to sign the contentious Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EPA) as the deadline for the controversial trade agreement draws closer.
GCC-EU FTA plan gets a fillip
Bahrain yesterday exuded confidence that its current talks with Germany would expedite the signing of the much-delayed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the six-nation Gulf Cooperation nations and the 27-nation European Union that has eluded them for close to 20 years.
German investors remain lukewarm until Fraport is ‘fairly compensated’
Until the Philippine government and Fraport AG (Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide) have resolved all the legal issues and Fraport fairly compensated, the NAIA Terminal 3 is unlikely to attract long term locators, according to German ambassador to the Philippines Christian Ludwig Weber-Lortsch.