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India initiates FTA talks with Gulf Cooperation Council
The government of India has kickstarted the process for clinching a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council, with which New Delhi had entered into a framework agreement for economic cooperation in August.
Tom Yam Swamp
The Indo-Thai FTA is great news, but who will it benefit?
Bilateral trade talks falter after enthusiastic starts
Bangladesh is yet to make any clear headway in its bilateral talks in free trade agreements with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as trade and investment framework agreement with the United States.
Indo-Lanka economic partnership soon
India and Sri Lanka are on the threshold of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), Sri Lankan Minister of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Jeyaraj Fernandopulle said Friday.
FTA Pushes Up India, Lanka Trade By 128%
Bilateral trade between India and Sri Lanka has grown by 128% after the free trade agreement (FTA) became operational in March 2000.
Taking liberties - new Christian Aid report
This bold new report from Christian Aid explodes the myth that free trade is the answer to poverty.
South Asian economic cooperation
The three-day meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) sub-group on Investment and Arbitration beginning today in Kathmandu seeks to further the understanding among member states to set up an investment regime and adopt a dispute settlement mechanism in order to increase economic cooperation throughout the region.
Malaysia, India hold talks on FTA
Malaysia is holding negotiations with India on establishing an ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (FTA), covering trade in goods, services and investment, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) CEO Datuk Merlyn Kasimir said today.
Chile keen to sign PTA with India to boost trade volume
Chile, the fastest growing economy in Latin America, has said it was keen to sign preferential trade agreement with India to increase the bilateral trade volume which stood at a meagre 230 million dollars in 2003.
Malaysia to push for India-ASEAN FTA
Malaysia today said it was leading the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between India and ASEAN and would offer a ’springboard’ for Indian corporates willing to tap the potential markets in the region.
India: BIPA with China?
Notwithstanding border and other political problems and the low base, India’s trade with China has increased phenomenally. A preliminary study has been done on a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
China May Get MFN Status
This may come as a surprise to the ministry of home affairs. Security concerns of the government’s intelligence agencies notwithstanding, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) is quietly pushing for a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA) with China.
Bechtel and GE File Arbitration over Dabhol Power Company
Bechtel Enterprises Holdings, Inc. and GE Structured Finance (GESF) have filed an arbitration action against the Government of India to recover their investments in the Dabhol Power Company (DPC).
Nepal Govt to negotiate with India on BIPA
The government has finally announced to commence negotiations on long-unheeded Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement (BIPA) with India, which the southern neighbour had been pressing for the last five years.
Government in a tizzy as Dabhol defence cracks
The newly-appointed solicitor firm in London, Evershed, has backed out of the Dabhol arbitration case at the last minute, leaving the Union government in a quandary.
G.E., Bechtel file $1.2 b claim against Govt
BECHTEL Enterprises Holdings Inc and GE Structured Finance on Monday said that they have filed an international arbitration claim against the Government to recover their investments in Dabhol Power Company (DPC).
Govt Seeks 60 More Days To File Dabhol Defence
The government of India (GoI) has sought a 60-day extension from the Arbitral Tribunal in London for filing a defence statement after GE blocked the appointment of Evershed as India’s new solicitor firm in the UK.
India, US discuss FTA on services
The United States today said it discussed with the Indian authorities the issue of forging a bilateral Free Trade Agreement on services but felt that more study was needed to be done before any commitment was made.
PROSPECTIVE FTA WITH INDIA: Firms mull Thai bases
India’s private sector is welcoming the Thai-Indian free-trade agreement (FTA), with an increasing number of Indian companies planning to set up their manufacturing bases in Thailand prior to the deal being signed.
An India-US FTA: Free Trade for America?
There are rumours that the Congress-led Government is set to decide upon a potential free trade agreement (FTA) with the US government. Strong lobbies such as NASSCOM (National Association of Software Companies) are pushing an FTA for services with the belief that it will resolve their BPO (business process outsourcing) problems.