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Russia’s top lender Sberbank initiated investment arbitration proceedings against Ukraine after its parliament approved a presidential decree allowing for the forced seizure of Sberbank-owned assets in the country.
Tensions between Morocco and Algeria have risen lately, and there is now a heightened risk of armed conflict arising and the escalation is rooted in the dispute over the status of Western Sahara.
Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr told his Southeast Asian counterparts in a Thursday meeting in Cambodia that the Philippines would not accept Myanmar’s accession to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a 15-nation free trade agreement that went into effect January 1.
Rwandans are welcome to make the most of Mozambique’s numerous investment opportunities, said the Director General of Mozambique’s investment and export promotion agency.
Rwanda and Mozambique have signed an agreement that will boost their economic development through trade and investment activities.
New evidence from a UN report and a high-profile investor arbitration case is casting a spotlight on Rwanda’s role in sophisticated smuggling networks that extract gold and coltan from Congolese conflict zones and funnel the strategically important minerals illicitly into global supply chains.
The ACTU has condemned the Federal Government at an inquiry hearing into Myanmar today for pressing ahead with ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement which includes trade with Myanmar.
There is a manifest need for the international arbitration community to begin to develop a shared understanding of the scope of the threat and the appropriate response.
Even before China and the Maldives last month signed the FTA in question, the paradisaic archipelago’s increasing economic dependence on China was raising red flags.
China has shown no hesitation in disregarding its obligations under the free trade agreement with South Korea to take retaliatory measures against the deployment of a US missile defense system in the peninsula, say Korean media
Instead of settling for more “inclusive” brands of capitalism, we ought to reclaim and build a clear and radical political and economic vision.
A new era of corporate ’free trade’ colonialism looms, spearheaded by aid spending, with ramped-up arms exports to the world’s most corrupt and repressive regimes
Groups vow not to pass RCEP
It is likely that the Antrix case — which could see the Government of India paying $1 billion if it loses — would have had a different outcome had the new model BIT been at issue.
Broadly focusing on the militarization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, “the Cooperation and Capacity Building” chapter should provide context to just how threatening this Pacific partnership is to the region.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg to advance economic cooperation between the two countries on the back of a free trade agreement
Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council will be meeting with President Barack Obama this week at the White House and at Camp David. The six member nations of the GCC include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman.
Mexico is the clearest example of the consequences treaties could have on the economic, political and financial life of a nation and its society.
US defense chief calls TPP one of the most important parts of the US re-balancing toward Asia-Pacific, including its military relationships.
The arms industry is hoping that the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will provide it with greater opportunities.