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Keystone NAFTA case a gift to greens in their fight against TPP

By Elana Schor, Politico Pro | June 27, 2016 TransCanada Corp.’s pursuit of $15 billion in damages stemming from rejection of Keystone XL has deepened environmentalists’ commitment to defeating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, adding another hurdle to President Barack Obama’s push to … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Isn’t Tacking Right For The General Election

That could spell doom for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Zach Carter,  The Huffington Post | June 22, 2016 Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to be backing down on her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Presidential candidates almost always follow the same pattern of … Continue reading

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India fails to convince Asean bloc in RCEP talks

As part of India’s current three-tiered approach, Asean countries are being offered 80% tariff liberalisation Subhayan Chakraborty, Business Standard |  June 23, 2016 The sudden impasse in the recent trade negotiations in New Zealand on a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership … Continue reading

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RCEP Countries Conclude Auckland Round, Eye Next Steps

Source: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development  | June 23, 2016 Negotiators meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, last week continued their efforts to finalise talks this year for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a 16-country trade and investment deal … Continue reading

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Swamy & Subramanian: Comment and context

In a series of tweets, Swamy alleged that “Arvind Subramanian of Washington DC” had urged the US to act against India’s national interests, and called for him to be sacked. Source: The Indian Express | June 23, 2016 After having … Continue reading

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Hoping Jobs for India Follow, Modi Clears Investors’ Path

By Geeta Anand and Hari Kumar, The New York Times | June 20, 2016  NEW DELHI — The Indian government announced sweeping changes on Monday to throw open its economy to foreign investment, providing a new path for global titans … Continue reading

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FDI up to 74% in brownfield pharma under automatic route

By PTI Source: The Economic Times | June 20, 2016 NEW DELHI: The government today allowed up to 74 per cent foreign direct investment in the existing pharmaceutical companies through automatic route, with an aim to promote the sector. Earlier, … Continue reading

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