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Corporate concentration: Agri-food giants dominate global food chain more than ever, report warns
Over the past 40 years, the study underscores that the largest agrochemical firms have used intellectual property laws, mergers and new technologies to take control of the seed sector.
Iran eyes free trade with SCO member states
Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization said that President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the need for establishing Free Trade Agreements with members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Putin signs law ratifying Iran-EAEU free trade zone protocol
Putin approved the law on ratification of the protocol to the provisional agreement signed in 2018, leading to the establishment of the free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran.
China floats BRICS free-trade deal, while Russia’s Vladimir Putin calls for an alternative to US dollar
China has proposed a free-trade bloc among the five BRICS countries in a bid to enhance economic ties within the decade-old grouping, as its geopolitical rivalry heats up with the United States.
How tension with Russia & China is pushing Europe to do more business with India
The European Union (EU) is now looking to do more business with India by way of greater investments in Europe as tension with Russia over the Ukraine war and geopolitical concerns with China pose massive challenges to the bloc and the world at large.
Russia aims to conclude free trade agreement with Egypt
Russia aims to intensify negotiations on a free trade agreement with Egypt, and also to start similar negotiations with Indonesia and to conclude a Preferential Trade Agreement with the UAE.
Russia’s Sberbank to appeal against Ukraine’s move to seize its assets
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.
Russia’s meandering return path to investing in Africa – OpEd
United States, European Union and their Pacific allies’ sanctions are fast-driving Russia towards Africa. As the sanctions bite, Russia continues stepping up to realign with Africa, stemming its policy with mountainous pledges.
Statement on the transnational consequences of the war in Ukraine on food insecurity in many African countries
No to the free trade regime! Solidarity-based practice for a right to food sovereignty! Strengthen local, small-scale agriculture! Actively prevent hunger crises! WTO waiver 2.0!
Ukraine conflict may delay India-Eurasia trade talks
The war in Ukraine may delay negotiations for a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), said Indian government officials and analysts aware of the development.
Cambodia urges Russia to expedite EAEU trade agreement talks
As Cambodia looks to launch and facilitate socio-economic recovery, Cambodian authorities have urged Russia to speed up arrangements for trade agreement talks.
Putin, Modi urge ministries to finalize talks on mutual protection of investments
The long-term target of the trade and economic relationship between the two countries is an increase by 2025 in bilateral trade to $30 bln and in mutual investment to $15 bln.
India, Russia set a new trade target of USD 50 bn by 2025; India-EAEU FTA talks to start soon
According to government sources, “A feasibility study was conducted and it indicated having a FTA with EAEU is going to be favourable. The negotiations are expected to take off soon. Discussions have started. ”
China, Russia may update investment deal
China and Russia are looking into the feasibility of updating their bilateral investment treaty to provide better institutional support for the two nations’ investment cooperation.
Russia would like BiH to conclude free trade agreement with Eurasian Customs Union
Russia to provide support to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the process of concluding a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union.
Ecuador eyes trade deals with China, Russia in bid for investment
Ecuador is aiming to negotiate trade deals with China, Russia and South Korea in the next four years, the Andean nation’s Production and International Trade Minister said, adding that closing a deal with the United States is a priority.
Russians warn of arbitration against South Africa
RUSSIAN attorneys have warned they will institute international arbitration proceedings against South Africa for failing to protect their client Transasia Mineral’s investment after the company was allegedly defrauded of R458 million by a local businessman.
Ex-Yukos unit wins new $5 billion court judgement against Russia
The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Russia illegally expropriated loans provided by Yukos Capital Sarl to its former parent company.
Russia welcomes creation of free trade zone between EAEU, Indonesia, says Lavrov
Russia welcomes the restart of the talks between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Indonesia on the free trade zone creation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference after the talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.
Energoatom suing Russia to get compensation for assets lost in Crimea
The dispute is about the assets it lost in Crimea, including the Donuzlav wind farm, which is now located in the temporarily occupied territory.