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QICDRC sign deal to become hub for dispute resolution
Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center (QICDRC) on Sunday entered into a pact with a World Bank body as part of plans to enhance its profile in the global judicial system and establish itself as a hub for dispute resolution.
Qatar seeks free trade deal with Iraq in meeting with PM
Qatar would like to sign a free trade agreement with Iraq to exchange, encourage, and protect investments between the two countries.
MPs endorse Rwanda-Qatar investment treaty
Rwandan Members of Parliament kicked off their ordinary sessions by approving a bilateral investment treaty between Rwanda and Qatar.
Ecuador keen on strengthening trade relations with Qatar
Ecuador has “prioritised” efforts to sign bilateral investment treaty and trade agreement with Qatar.
Economic partnership pact with Turkey inked
Qatar and Turkey yesterday signed a bilateral economic partnership agreement, aiming at cementing trade exchange and easing restrictions on investments, trade in services and e-commerce.
Qatar dispute puts UK-Gulf trade talks on hold
Delay to prestigious London summit threatens UK plans for quick free-trade deal with rich Middle Eastern states after Brexit.
Gulf states trade deal in doubt again following Qatari blow-up, English says
The long-stalled free trade agreement between New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council faces further delay.
Facing the next BIT negotiations: Argentina’s approach to the FET standard
After 15 years of absence in this type of negotiations and several claims the country faced since the economic and financial crisis of 2001, Argentina sat again in the BIT negotiation table.
Qatar Chamber hopes to resume EU-GCC FTA talks
Private sector leader Qatar Chamber is hoping that talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council would resume.
Argentina is back in the BIT negotiation arena
The recent signature of the Argentina-Qatar Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and the imminent signature of an Argentina-Japan BIT represent a shift in Argentina’s BIT policy.
Al-Jazeera sues Egypt over crackdown and harassments which caused $150mn in losses
Pan-Arab TV Network Al-Jazeera is taking legal actions against Egypt over the closure of the Qatar-owned broadcast network and the harassments of its journalists has led to $150 million worth of losses.
Lithuania, Qatar continue negotiations on Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
On February 25th, Lithuania and Qatar entered the second stage of negotiations on Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement. The two-day negotiations take place in Vilnius, reports LETA/ELTA.
Qatar’s Al Jazeera files $150 million damages claim with Egypt
The Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera served Egypt with a $150 million compensation claim on Monday for what it said was damage to its business inflicted by Cairo’s military rulers, a step likely to worsen Qatari-Egyptian relations.
Al Jazeera sues Egypt for $150m after crackdown on journalists
Al Jazeera has lodged a $150m claim for compensation against Egypt, turning to an international investor arbitration tribunal in its latest bid to fight a crackdown by the government in Cairo.
Pakistan, GCC negotiating Free Trade Agreement: Dr Asim
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain on Thursday said that the Pakistan-Qatar Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) would provide an excellent opportunity to enhance economic and trade relations between the two countries.
Tunisian free trade talks on the horizon
Canada is expected to enter into negotiations toward a free trade agreement with Tunisia next year, and is looking at another deal with Qatar.
Najib, Emir witnesses Malaysia-Qatar bilateral trade agreement
Malaysia and Qatar signed a bilateral trade agreement on 20 May
West accused of ‘hypocrisy’ on free trade
A former Qatari minister yesterday lambasted Western “hypocrisy” and “double standards” when it came to free trade agreements (FTAs) with smaller nations. And he maintained that the GCC-US FTA was a thing of the “past”.
Qatar to sign FTA with Singapore
Qatar and Singapore will sign a free trade agreement covering areas like trade in goods and services, e-commerce, investment, government procurement, customs and media cooperation on 15 December.
Qatar and Hungary to sign economic cooperation
Hungary and Qatar are expected to sign a slew of agreements, including investment protection and double-taxation avoidance, this year to strengthen economic relations.