Issue No. 636, 1-15 March 2017
issue to be revived at WTO?
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at WTO under new avatar of MIF?
have been hatched to launch discussions at the WTO on framing multilateral
investment facilitation (MIF) rules, sparking concerns that the controversial
Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) could make a comeback in a different
D. Ravi Kanth
has fared poorly under NAFTA, says study
entering into the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico’s
economic performance has been disappointing, finds a study by a US think-tank.
Salvador votes for water over gold
response to enormous public pressure, lawmakers in El Salvador have rejected
appeals by global corporations and voted to protect the country’s people and
water supply by banning metallic mining.
Trade finance: effects of the Basel capital framework and other regulatory
article updates and expands the discussion in TWE No. 570 (1-15 June
2014) on the impact of the global agenda for regulatory reform on banks’ participation
in trade finance. The article includes, in addition to standard subjects under
this heading, topics growing in importance such as Anti-Money-Laundering/Know
Your Customer regulations, pressures on correspondent banking, and initial
indications as to banks’ incorporation of environmental issues into their
by Andrew Cornford