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FTA signing highlight of Najib’s Ankara trip
The signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Kuala Lumpur and Ankara will be the highlight of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s two-day visit to Turkey.
Turkish firm’’s claim: government seeks 20 days to file reply
Pakistan has sought a 20-day extension to file its reply to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) against a damage claim of $2.1 billion filed by Turkish firm M/s Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim. The sources said Pakistan had to submit its reply to the international body by February 28, 2014 but it was delayed due to a change in legal firm.
Karkey files another $2.1b damages claim against Pakistan
Karkey Karadeniz Electricity Production Corporation (Karkey) has filed a memorial to the World Bank’s International Centre for Investment Disputes (ICSID) claiming $2.1 billion damages against government of Pakistan.
Turkey to sign FTA with far-east nations
Turkey’s Economy Minister announced that Turkey will sign free trade agreements with Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Japan, Turkey agree on trade, nuclear power tie-ups
Japan and Turkey agreed on Jan. 7 to begin talks on an economic partnership agreement, part of a drive to build closer ties as they also step up cooperation on nuclear technology.
Turkey: Not making eyes at the Eurasian Union — for now
After 26 years of frustration over its start-and-stop bid to join the European Union, would Turkey ever consider joining a rival regional bloc led by the Kremlin? Few observers believe it likely, but it’s not completely out of the question.
Pakistan seeks amendment in ICSID’s order
Pakistan has landed in hot waters following the provisional decision of ICSID (international court for settlement of investment disputes) announced on October 16 which says that government of Pakistan should allow the Karkey’s vessel based power generation unit to move from Karachi port, as Supreme Court’s verdict is quite vivid that says that unless and until Karkey gives $ 128 million to Pakistan it cannot be allowed to leave the port, Pakistan Observer has learnt reliably.
ICSID rejects Karkey’s claim against Pakistan
Giving official reaction to the claim of Turkish firm Karkey Karadeniz ElektrikUretim regarding release of a power vessel, a senior official in the Attorney General’s office on Tuesday said that the World Bank-affiliated International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) had rejected Turkish company’s Rental Power Project (RPP) Karkey claim against Pakistan.
Transatlantic alliance to cost Turkey ‘$20 billion’
Turkey’s exclusion from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) of the US and the EU would cause 2.5 percent of its national income to melt, a recently published study shows
Peru starts talks on FTA with Russia, Turkey, Israel
Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Magali Silva, said that Peru has started the first talks toward an eventual free trade agreement between Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, India, Indonesia, Turkey and Israel.
Joint FTA study with Turkey nears completion
Thailand and Turkey plan to finalise their joint study on a possible free-trade (FTA) agreement by early next year.
Serbia’s free trade agreements with Turkey and Russia creates a golden opportunity
Most people are aware of Serbia’s free trade agreement but what is less known is Serbia’s free trade agreement with Turkey. Free trade agreements also exist between Kazakhstan, Belarus, CEFTA, EFTA, European Union and the USA.
FTA with India, Turkey, Israel, Russia to expand Peru’s non-traditional exports
Peru’s Foreign Trade Association (ComexPeru) said Monday that Peru should continue promoting free trade agreements with India, Turkey, Israel, Russia and Arab countries as they boost non-traditional exports.
Turkey ‘ready’ for free trade deal with Mexico, minister says
Turkish Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan has said Turkey is ready to sign a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with Mexico.
Turkey ready to sign FTA with Mexico, says minister
Turkish Minister of Economy Zafer Caglayan said on Tuesday that Turkey was ready to sign a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Mexico.
Karkey serves Rs33b damage notice on Pakistan; Approaches ICSID against water and power ministry
The Turkish power firm Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim (KKEU) has approached the Washington based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) against Pakistan’s water and power ministry and also served a Rs33billion damage notice on the ministry, sources said on Wednesday.
Turkey aims to complete talks for FTA with Ukraine
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey aims to complete the talks for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Ukraine as of 2015.
Turkish firm Karkey files $700m claim on Pakistan
A Turkish power generation company has filed a case against the Pakistan government at ICSID for compensation of losses worth 700 million dollars
Turkey fears being left out in the cold by EU free trade deals
Frustrated with the slow progress of its bid to join the EU, the rash of free trade pacts Brussels is negotiating that leave Turkey out in the cold has Ankara threatening to tear up its customs union agreement.
Turkey-South Korea FTA includes many firsts
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Turkey and South Korea that came into effect at the beginning of this month has registered a number of firsts for Turkey, which had exempted its agricultural goods from deals until the Seoul deal but is now aiming to use the new agreement as a template for future FTAs.