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Cost of bilateral investment treaties
Since Pakistan is already facing problems in attracting any new investment, it may not be in a position to terminate its bilateral treaties en bloc. Therefore, the only option is to review and renegotiate the scope of existing treaties and enter into any new negotiations with utmost care.
Israel to open economic office in Abu Dhabi to boost Gulf investment
Israel plans to open an economic attaché office in Abu Dhabi to attract foreign investment and boost economic relations with Gulf states and the broader Arab world
Israel, UAE sign double taxation prevention agreement
The tax treaty and the investment-protection agreement lay the groundwork for increasing economic cooperation.
EU to open negotiations on an agreement on investment facilitation with the Republic of Angola
The Council of the European Union today adopted a decision to open negotiations in view of an agreement on investment facilitation with the Republic of Angola.
Investment treaties and FDI
Not only are the BITs not necessary for attracting FDI, they have potential costs as well. A case in point is Pakistan, which is a signatory to 52 BITs, but has a rather poor record of attracting FDI.
TRIPS Waiver: A BIT of a challenge for India
Potential BIT claims by foreign pharmaceutical companies against India for the revocation, suspension or non-enforcement of IPRs could undermine the benefits of a potential TRIPS waiver.
Services, investment key in UK trade pact
Services and investment are "huge" for Australia’s imminent trade pact with the United Kingdom, Trade Minister Dan Tehan said.
China’s embrace of sanctions costs it an investment deal with EU
European lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a resolution to withhold ratification of the investment deal with China, so long as its “baseless and arbitrary” penalties were in place.
European Parliament to vote on freezing China deal
Draft calls on EU to work with US on China, and to plan deals with Taiwan.
Canada BIT model (May 2021)
Taiwan says will work with EU, other democracies on chips
President Tsai reiterated a call for Taiwan and the EU to restart talks for a stalled bilateral investment agreement.
EU says not seeking escalation with China, working on investment deal
The situation is less dramatic than people seem to think. The EU is still working very closely with China’s Ministry of Commerce, the bloc’s ambassador in Beijing said.
EU may gain from negotiating separate trade and investment pacts with India
The decision by India and the EU to recast the stalled trade and investment agreement into three separate deals could favour the latter.
EU-China investment deal ’not exactly a deal’
A long-negotiated investment agreement between EU and China was more of an "intention than a deal and it could be a long time before it became a reality, an EU commissioner said.
EU turns from China to India on free trade
The EU is suspending plans for a trade deal with China, while reviving those for a pact with India, in a dispute on Chinese human-rights abuses.
Regaining sovereignty
Pakistan, which entered into its first BIT with Germany in 1959 — which also was the first BIT ever entered — has concluded 53 BITs with 48 countries.
Design and architecture of the AfCFTA investment protocol
The international legal instrument to be adopted as the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment will constitute a binding international agreement for the AU Member States that have ratified this instrument and for whom it has entered into force.
Regional Economic Communities and the AfCFTA investment protocol
The legal regimes of the eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) recognised by the AfCFTA Agreement as building blocks of the African Continental Free Trade Area will not disappear when the AfCFTA is implemented.
Draft convention on investments abroad (Abs-Shawcross draft convention)
One of the most significant early proposals for a multilateral agreement to protect private foreign investment was launched in 1957 by groups of European business people, and lawyers.
Togo to sign economic partnership agreement with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise
Togo and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise are to sign an economic and technical partnership agreement, under which the West African nation will benefit from Singapore’s experience to develop its economy.