The Ecuadorean government is being forced to use money that could go toward relief efforts to instead pay off a multinational oil company.
The EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements with sub-Saharan countries inked a few years ago are not getting off the ground as African governments don’t like their EU-inspired rules on raw materials policies.
In a major victory for the Russian government, a Dutch court overturned an award of more than $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos.
Numerous trade opportunities that have led Japan and Iran to sign an agreement, which marks the first stage in the process of economic rapprochement.
France has seized $700 million in Russian state assets at the initiative of former Yukos shareholders.
Representative sectors in Bolivia are increasingly more interested in resuming bilateral free trade negotiations with the European Union.
Two Canadian companies, Agrium and PotashCorp, were behind two thirds of all imports of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara.
Indonesia and Papua New Guinea have agreed to forge relations between the two countries.
The Oxy II awards subvert the notion of sovereignty: by whom and how a country’s natural resources are used becomes a minor question as long as wealth is maximised.
Singapore has moved quickly to sign an investment treaty with oil-rich Iran to support Singapore firms investing in an economy that is emerging after the recent lifting of global sanctions.
The impacts of free trade agreements.
Trade chief told oil giant in secret talks that free trade deal could address its concerns over regulations restricting activities in developing countries.
Venezuela and Canadian mining company Gold Reserve signed a memorandum of understanding to settle a protracted arbitration dispute over a gold concession.
The Agreement stipulates rules for investment protection and the development of an investment environment.
Luxembourg-based pipe producer Tenaris announced it won a $172.8 million compensation for the expropriation by Venezuela of Tenaris’ and its subsidiary Talta’s interests.
The Continental Free Trade Area offers African producers and investors an unique opportunity to benefit from this important market.
The ruling from the District Court of the Hague in favor of U.S. oil giant Chevron effectively exonerated the company from any responsibility for remediating the contamination in the Amazon.
The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for European companies to pressurize developing countries. This year Uganda joins the rank of developing nations asking themselves: “Why have we ever signed this?”
The Trans Pacific Partnership is in climate denial - nowhere in its more than 5,000 pages does it mention climate change.
Formal negotiations are taking place among the 54 member States of the African Union to create a free-trade zone on the continent by 2017.