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EU makes big step toward setting investor court as global norm
Brussels has taken a decisive step toward establishing its contentious new investment court as a standard framework for appeals worldwide.
RCEP progress to take a bit longer: Lim Hng Kiang
Trade Minister Lim Hng Kiang says lack of free trade agreements among dialogue partners a challenge
Sri Lanka seeks tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore
Sri Lanka is keen to establish a tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva has said.
Launching FTA talks with a number of countries approved by EAEU
The Presidents of Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kirgizstan have approved the proposal to launch FTA talks with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore.
Future of EU trade deals in doubt after Singapore ruling
A decision regarding the European Union’s trade deal with Singapore could have far-reaching implications for future agreements, after the EU’s top lawyer said the European Commission could not finalise the deal without member state approval.
Advocate General Sharpston considers that the Singapore Free Trade Agreement can only be concluded by the European Union and the Member States acting jointly
Not all parts of the agreement fall within the EU’s exclusive competence and therefore the agreement cannot be concluded without the participation of all of the Member States
Asian allies’ envoys urge Trump to drop opposition to TPP
U.S.-allied Asian ambassadors are urging President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and keep the U.S. engaged in Asia.
Singapore, Myanmar to start talks on investment treaty
Singapore and Myanmar will begin talks on a bilateral investment treaty.
Singapore, Russia agree to enhance cooperation
Singapore and Russia reaffirmed their commitment to the expeditious conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
Singapore to amend legislation to bring TPP into effect by next year: PM Lee
Singapore will continue with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) despite a “twist in the road”
Australia, Singapore to sign updated free trade deal
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Canberra on a three-day visit to strengthen the ties with Australia, is set to sign the updated FTA.
India, Singapore to speed up CECA review to boost bilateral trade
India and Singapore have decided to “expedite” the second review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to boost two-way trade. Three MoUs signed on IP, skill development, vocational training
Jordan to evaluate free trade agreements — Anani
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Jawad Anani said that Jordan will revisit all its free trade agreements to assess their benefits to the Kingdom.
Singapore inks bilateral agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria
Singapore signed a bilateral investment treaty with Mozambique at the Africa Singapore Business Forum. It already has BITs with Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.
India writes to Singapore, Japan and South Korea to recast investment deals
India has turned its attention to comprehensive economic partnership agreements with Singapore, Japan and South Korea after having fixed the loopholes in the much-abused investment treaties with Mauritius and Cyprus.
Singapore and Sri Lanka launch FTA talks
Negotiations for a Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) are underway, Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Monday (Jul 18).
Singapore, Myanmar exploring bilateral investment treaty
Areas of future cooperation include more investments in infrastructure development, agriculture and education, says Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
Singapore and Eurasian Economic Commission sign MOU to expand economic cooperation
The first step towards a free trade agreement (FTA) between Singapore and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was taken, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen ties.
S’pore, Iran ink bilateral treaty on investment
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.
Singapore minister calls for resumption of EU-ASEAN free trade talks - report
Singapore’s trade and industry minister has called for a resumption of free trade talks between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations now that problems over Myanmar have been removed, a German newspaper said.