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Unmasking the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

CPEC is an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative, intended on creating new production sites and trade routes to connect China better with the rest of the world.

Thailand postpones CPTPP signing for 50 more days

Following the hashtag #NOCPTPP trending due to resistance directed at Thailand’s participation in the CPTPP, it has been explained that the Cabinet has only agreed to grant the Prime Minister another 50 days to consider the issue to ensure thoroughness.
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Taiwan, US trade officials set to meet in ‘coming weeks’

Taiwan and the United States are set to convene a meeting of their Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Council in the “coming weeks,” Trade talks might be back on the agenda, picking up the momentum from a flurry of late action by the Trump administration.

Cost of bilateral investment treaties

Since Pakistan is already facing problems in attracting any new investment, it may not be in a position to terminate its bilateral treaties en bloc. Therefore, the only option is to review and renegotiate the scope of existing treaties and enter into any new negotiations with utmost care.

Dhaka to start negotiations with Colombo to sign PTA

The government will soon start negotiations aiming to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by July, in a bid to increase bilateral trade volume between the friendly nations.

Miner files mega-claim against Congo

Avima Iron Ore has become the latest mining company to file for ICC arbitration against the Republic of the Congo over the revocation of its licences, claiming US$27 billion in damages.

China warns US against trade deal with Taiwan

China has warned the United States against pursuing a trade deal with Taiwan after Washington signalled a possible resumption of economic talks with the self-ruled island.
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