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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.
What to expect from PM Modi’s upcoming bilateral visit to China
The coming weeks will see a never-before intense bilateral engagement between India and China at the highest levels.
Vivian Balakrishnan, Wang Yi stress importance of upholding free trade
Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Sunday, with both reaffirming bilateral ties and stressing the importance of upholding free trade.
US needs China more than China needs the US
Not one to be outdone by any adversary, Donald Trump has upped the ante in a rapidly escalating trade war with China, threatening an additional $100 billion of tariffs on top of the initial round of $50 billion. In doing so, the Trump administration is failing to appreciate a crucial reality: The United States needs China more than China needs the US.
India- EU FTA: Officials to meet next week
Senior officials of India and European Union (EU) will meet in Brussels next week to deliberate upon the long stalled negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement and update each other on their positions, a government official said.
China’s Belt and Road investment accelerates
China’s investment in Belt and Road countries could reach $300 billion by 2030.The initiative has accelerated growth in the nation’s foreign direct investment flows which were the second-largest (after the US) among single countries in 2015 and 2016.
China keen to negotiate bilateral investment treaty, set up industrial parks
China has expressed its interest in negotiating a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with India following the termination of its earlier treaty.
India, China plan FTA breakthrough
Chinese Commerce Minister says the two countries will build a closer partnership in development.
We have resumed work on India-EU FTA: Prabhu
India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today indicated the resumption of negotiations of the long-stalled free trade pact between India and the European Union.
Korea, China to expand FTA to service and investment
With Korea and China set to start negotiations to expand the scope of their bilateral trade agreement to services and investment this week, experts say it could be a meaningful opening of the door to China’s $1 trillion services market.