The exploitation of loopholes has become the favorite play of an organized tax avoidance industry.
Fifteen House members emphasized to President Barack Obama that they want to see TTIP cover financial services regulations.
Progress was made in the latest round of TTIP talks, but negotiators have a long way to go if the deal is to be signed before Barack Obama leaves office.
The secretive TTIP could make it easier than ever for big business to sue governments, according to new research.
TTIP perpetuate inequality because of their secrecy and preference for the interests of the wealthy over financial regulations and labor rights.
What have governments learned from the financial crisis? I could write a column spelling it out. Or I could do the same job with one word: nothing.
EU member states are concerned about the “tough negotiation process in all key areas” of the TTIP agreement
Insurers from the US and EU are amongst leading backers of a financial services chapter within the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), although the US remains opposed officially.
US congressional leaders have just sent a letter to the Obama administration warning against TAFTA/TTIP provisions that could restrict Congress’ ability to prevent another financial crisis.
Leaked TTIP negotiating documents show that the EU is trying to protect European banks from strong American financial regulations.
The Central Bank of Ireland’s markets director believes TTIP is the ideal forum to iron out differences over substituted compliance and establish agreement on monitoring and data collection systems
The European Commission denies that it is using the negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to weaken financial regulation for the benefit of financial institutions.
Insurance Europe, the American Insurance Association and the American Council of Life Insurers have issued a statement supporting the inclusion of market access and regulatory cooperation in financial services in TTIP.
A top European Union (EU) official on Friday continued to push for the inclusion of financial regulation in a free trade agreement with the United States, saying it’s vital to ensure global financial stability.
TTIP risks ‘race to the bottom’ in financial services regulation says Finance Watch, the independent public interest group working to make finance serve society.
George Monbiot asks why businesses have got more access to the negociations than citizens and their representative organisations have and sets down some challenges to the architects of TTIP.
The EU is seeking to include financial regulation in a sweeping trade pact with the US, arguing that leaving it out of any deal would represent a threat to global financial stability.
The European Commission publishes today a non-paper clarifying its objectives for financial services in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).