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China-Gulf free trade talks stall on Saudi industrial agenda, sources say
Negotiations between China and an Arab bloc for a free trade agreement have stalled over concerns by Saudi Arabia that cheap Chinese imports could undermine its ambitions to transform the kingdom into an industrial powerhouse.
Kuwait’s Agility gets favourable verdict on $380m Iraq funds
The Kuwaiti company Agility gets another opportunity to reclaim its legacy investment in an Iraqi telecom firm. The charges brought by Agility relate to more than $380 million in diverted funds.
World Bank body dismisses Agility’s claims against Iraq
Kuwaiti logistics company Agility’s claim to recover more than $380 million it said it lost in Iraq has been rejected by an international tribunal.
Support early conclusion of FTA with GCC: India to Kuwait
India today urged Kuwait to support its efforts for early conclusion of talks for the proposed free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Govt to cough up Rs90m for ICSID case
The federal government, which is facing financial crisis and seeking loans from IMF and other financial institutes, is willing to pay Rs90 million to a Pakistani law firm to plead its case in an international court.
GCC FTA Zardari seeks Kuwait’s help
President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Pakistan has keen interest in concluding a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and seeks Kuwait’s support in this regard.
Talks focus on copyright laws
Government officials in Kuwait expressed their keenness over signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States but a senior US economic representative recently noted that talks with regards to the issue are ongoing.
US signing FTA with Kuwait only a matter of time: Gutierrez
"We are just waiting for the right conditions in place to sign a free trade agreement with Kuwait," said US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez said on Wednesday, adding that an FTA with Egypt remains "an opportunity" and one with Libya "early" despite ongoing talks with Tripoli.
Kuwait, US ’strong’ economic partners
Kuwait and the US are now at the phase where they are "trying to understand and see whether there is an opportunity to move forward" from a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement to a bilateral investment treaty or free trade agreement, according to a US Treasury Department official.
Kuwait, US experts hold trade talks
US-Kuwaiti trade talks kicked off yesterday at the experts level tackling a number of economic issues within the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) signed between the two countries in February 2004.
Kuwait-US FTA likely by 2013
A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will be signed between the US and Kuwait by 2013, a senior US official said.
Guiterrez holds talks with Kuwaiti officials
US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez met today with HH the Amir of Kuwait to discuss the Kuwaiti-American commercial dialogue and Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Pakistan open for investment, Aziz tells Kuwait
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has assured investors from Kuwait’s private and public sectors that Pakistan is open for business.
US cites recommendations regarding FTA with Kuwait
An annual reports released by the US Congress on Friday revealed that intellectual property rights remain a sticking point in progress towards a Free Trade Agreement between Kuwait and the US.
Cabinet approves negotiations on bilateral investment agreement with Kuwait
Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Wednesday approved negotiations on bilateral investment agreement between the governments of Pakistan and Kuwait.
No US-ME free trade talks this year but with Egypt
According to US Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East Shaun Donnelly, the only Arab country under consideration for beginning FTA talks before the summer of 2007 is Egypt.
Kuwaiti delegation kicks off expert-level trade talks with US counterpart
The Kuwaiti Ambassador praised the level of trade relations between Kuwait and the United States, which is considered Kuwait’s largest trade partner, and expressed Kuwait’s hope that the ongoing trade negotiations would lead to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
FTA between Singapore and Kuwait "a matter of time" — Tarmugi
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and Kuwait is "a matter of time" as there are some outstanding issues surrounding such agreements that would have to be resolved, a senior Singaporean official revealed on Thursday.
Kuwaitis quietly breach a taboo: easing hostility toward Israel
Reports have circulated that Kuwait will lift its embargo on Israel, but they remain unconfirmed. The Kuwaiti daily Al Qabas noted that Kuwait had not yet signed a free-trade agreement with the United States. Such an agreement would not permit a trade embargo on Israel.
SA signs free trade pacts in Middle East
South African exporters will now have more access to Kuwait’s market after trade and industry minister Mandisi Mpahlwa yesterday signed a free trade agreement with the oil-rich Middle East country. The deal with Kuwait was concluded a day after Mpahlwa signed a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), also an oil producer.