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Traders eye key trade talks that may boost Mideast oil to Korea
Oil traders are turning their focus to a potential trade agreement between South Korea and some major Persian Gulf producers that may reduce prices of Middle Eastern crude in the months to come.
Morocco denies a revision of free trade agreements with Tunisia and Egypt
Moroccan Minister of Trade denied the information published according to which Rabat was working on a revision of the free trade agreements (FTA) signed with Tunisia and Egypt.
‘Breakthrough’ as Pakistan, TCC agree over share in Reko Diq case
Pakistan and Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) have agreed over 50 percent shares, likely paving way for averting a multi-billion-dollar fine imposed on Pakistan.
Venezuela pierde apelación sobre laudo de Crystallex
Crystallex puede seguir luchando por los activos de Citgo, la empresa matriz de Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), para ejecutar el laudo internacional.
S. Korea, Egypt agree to conduct joint study on free trade deal
South Korea and Egypt agreed to conduct a joint feasibility study on a bilateral free trade agreement.
‘Turkey’s goal in its relations with Latin America is to deepen cooperation’
Turkey and Mercosur need to move economic relations further and sign free trade agreements, said Turkish Foreign Minister.
Govt hopes to conclude trade deals with EU, UAE this year
Indonesia Trade Minister said that at least three trade deals were slated for completion or near completion this year as part of government efforts to diversify export markets.
As Manila deliberates on RCEP, China looms large
In the Philippine, RCEP ratification was distracted by the pandemic and typhoon response. The coming May polls may present some hurdles in fast-tracking accession to RCEP.
Fears UK-India trade deal could undermine sweatshops fight
A UK agreement with India, the negotiations for which begin this week, could worsen conditions in the clothing sweatshops of South Asian neighbors, according to labor rights campaigners and a major industry group.
Policy brief: The Energy Charter Treaty – No significant advantages for contracting parties
This policy brief outlines not only serious reasons for terminating the treaty but also various possible exit scenarios.
AfCFTA is an attractive venture for American investors – Stephanie Sulivan
The AfCFTA can truly make Ghana a gateway for the African market. US companies already see the opportunity, said US Ambassador to Ghana.
Govt to use SC order to counter Devas’ arbitration cases abroad
Finance minister said the Modi administration would contest multiple arbitration awards won by shareholders of Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd over a cancelled contract on the strength of the Supreme Court’s validation of the fraud charges against the company.
Korea, GCC to resume free trade talks after 12-year hiatus
A potential free trade agreement between the two sides will increase mutual benefits in the fields of goods, service, investment, intellectual property and energy, said Korean President.
Why India’s bilateral investment treaty model needs a rethink
A recent report by the Standing Committee on External Affairs shows how there are two missing pieces to the puzzle.
Biden admin seen ‘no appetite’ for bilateral FTA
The Biden administration is perceived not interested in forging bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines, which was pushed during the Trump administration.
CPEC phase-II much broader
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor phase-II is much broader in scope and focuses on relocation of industries, agriculture sector modernisation, cooperation in science and technology, said Pakistan’s Ambassador to China.
New Zealand cheers Canada’s loss in dairy dispute and calls for ’significant reform’
Canada has repeatedly broken its promise to let foreign cheese and butter flow more freely into the country, officials say
Energy Charter Treaty claim pushes Slovenia to weaken fracking rules
A new example of how this secretive corporate court system is undermining climate and environmental policies of EU member states has been brought to light.
El arbitraje Rabobank-México se suspende en CIADI
El arbitraje de inversiones entre Coöperatieve Rabobank UA y México ha sido suspendido en el Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Diferencias relativas a Inversiones.
Cop26 targets pushed back under threat of being sued
Countries party to the Energy Charter Treaty are under yet more pressure to reform the agreement following the Cop26 climate summit, as they weigh the benefits of climate action against the likelihood of getting sued.