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Singapore, Kenya ink two pacts to boost investment flows
Singapore and Kenya signed two agreements yesterday, a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTA), to promote greater investment flows.
Canada and Moldova sign agreement to promote foreign investment, trade
The two ministers discussed how the agreement will deepen economic ties and expand investment opportunities for businesses in Canada and Moldova.
Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?
The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built
The new draft Dutch BIT: what does it mean for investor mailbox companies?
The Netherlands has released a new draft investment treaty for public comment.
European Parliament passes resolution on Taiwan-EU investment talks
The European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the European Commission to start negotiations with Taiwan on a bilateral investment agreement.
Investment law leads to more investment: A faulty premise?
When officials drafted investment treaties and arbitration, did they expect them to facilitate more investment? The answer that emerges from internal discussions among officials in the UK and the US is clear: no.
Netherlands draft model BIT (May 2018)
As released by the Dutch Government
Draft Council conclusions on the negotiation and conclusion of EU trade agreements
EU member states approved the Commission plans to keep investment protection provisions seperate from trade agreements so that they can be approved without the ratification of national or regional parliaments.
European Parliament delegation in China to discuss trade
The European lawmakers will discuss the recently-imposed US tariffs on steel and aluminum, the question of overcapacity, a bilateral investment agreement, market access and intellectual property rights among other topics.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Agreement on Promotion, Protection and Guarantee of Investments among Member States
Whilst there is a plethora of literature on BIT protection, relatively little is known on how the OIC Agreement can assist investors.
EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements: Final text (Apr 2018)
Authentic texts as of April 2018
International Trade Committee launches probe into UK investment policy as Brexit approaches
The International Trade Committee launches an inquiry concerning the UK’s investment policy, which will examine the Government’s performance in promoting and facilitating inward and outward investment and its approach, upon UK exit from the EU, to negotiating agreements that liberalise and protect foreign investment.
Investment to top Erdogan’s agenda during South Korea visit
At the top of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s agenda during his upcoming visit to South Korea on May 2-3 will be investments and cooperation in the defense industry, South Korean Ambassador to Turkey Choi Hong-ghi has said.
Taiwan pushing for foreign investment agreement with Canada: minister
Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin has been pressing his Canadian counterpart on the issue of a bilateral foreign investment agreement.
India, Taiwan may soon resume discussions on a free trade agreement
The two countries have cultural and economic centres in each other’s territory but no diplomatic relations
Report: Landmark ruling suggests investor-state dispute settlement illegal in all EU investment deals
A report reveals that the recent Achmea ruling by the European Court of Justice could render investment agreements between the European Union or its Member States and non-EU countries illegal.
US tightens pressure on Japan for bilateral trade deal
The US is making a tougher push for Japan to begin talks on a bilateral free trade agreement, exploring demands on foreign exchange policy and exports, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to visit the country this week.
United States and Thailand discuss strengthening engagement on trade, resolving priority issues
The United States and Thailand met today under the US-Thailand Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss ways to deepen trade ties and address outstanding bilateral trade issues between them. The two sides reaffirmed the importance of their longstanding relationship and of working together to expand trade.
India and the EU get close to revive talks on proposed free trade agreement
Senior officials from the India and EU are meeting in Brussels this week to try and revive the negotiations, which have been stalled for long. Substantial difference and open questions remain, but it looks like Brussels and the Asian giant are closer than even before.
Ghana: Government moves to deepen bilateral trade with Japan
The Finance Ministry of Ghana is leading a business delegation to Japan, expecting to boost bilateral trade and economic relations with Japan and to conclude the Ghana Japan Bilateral Investment Treaty.