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Conflicts between Latin American countries and transnational corporations: The challenges of the region in the face of asymmetrical investment treaties
Facing multimillion dollar claims, many Latin American states have become critical of investment arbitration. A group of researchers building a database of legal and policy tools aims to change this.
India’s model bilateral investment treaty: Are we too risk averse?
India’s Model BIT is "pro-state with limited rights to foreign investors" according to the US thinktank Brookings
China-EU investment, trade cooperation can provide new paradigm for world
China and the EU are moving fast toward completing a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), given the two sides’ desire to increase their investment in each other’s markets.
EU, China officials prepare to ramp up investment treaty talks
Officials promised to hit a key milestone in their negotiations for an investment treaty, saying that they would exchange market access offers at next month’s leaders’ summit.
Malaysia should review bilateral investment treaties for unfair bias towards investors
Malaysia should review bilateral investment treaties to see if it is fair to remain in these trade agreements as some contain clauses that are seen to be biased to investors, said Third World Network adviser Martin Khor.
China to keep close tabs on US investment strategy
China will keep a close watch on the strategy adopted by the United States vis-a-vis inbound investments and continue to oppose the use of national security to limit foreign investments, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.
Legal review for Vietnam-EU FTA concludes
Vietnam and the European Union (EU) have finished the legal review process for their free trade agreement (FTA) and reached agreement on the entire of the bilateral investment protection deal.
India, Australia trade ministers to discuss bilateral, regional trade pacts
India and Australia will discuss ways to re-start the long pending proposed bilateral free trade pact and iron out obstacles in the on-going negotiations for the ambitious Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at the Joint Ministerial Commission meeting in Canberra next week.
NGO’s send letter to Minister Kaag to call for termination of BIT with Burkina Faso
Both ENDS sent a letter, signed by various civil society organisations, to the Dutch Minister of Aid & Trade to urge her to terminate the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that exists between the Netherlands and Burkina Faso.
Singapore deepens ties with Kenya, Rwanda
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam meets their govt leaders, discusses ways to boost cooperation in various areas.
Singapore’s Deputy PM in Rwanda for a two-day working visit
Singapore and Rwanda will sign an agreement on bilateral investment treaty.
Vice premier pushes for start to talks on investment agreement with EU
Vice Premier Shih Jun-ji urged the European Union (EU) to start negotiations with Taiwan on a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) as soon as possible.
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