Category Archives: Investment treaties

Another investor-state dispute on horizon for India

Income Tax Dept slaps $1.6 bn tax demand on Cairn Energy; firm to file dispute notice Source: Financial Express March 11,2015 Income Tax Department has slapped a Rs 10,247 crore (USD 1.6 billion) tax demand on Cairn Energy Plc, which termed the … Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders airs its cause over NY, New Jersey

Source: Idaho Statesman 29 Jan 2015 NEW YORK — Doctors Without Borders has taken to the skies to air its cause. The organization says it had a plane tow a banner over New Jersey and New York on Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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US Looking to Deepen Economic Relations With India

Source: NDTV 16 Jan 2015 The US is looking to deepen its economic relationship with India, a top American diplomat has said ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to the country, during which the two countries would take up a … Continue reading

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US, India ramp up bilateral meetings ahead of Obama visit

Source: Times of India NEW DELHI: Ahead of President Barack Obama’s arrival in New Delhi, the US and India are working up momentum in bilateral engagements to ensure the visit is a success. Sources here said the two countries are … Continue reading

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New bilateral investment treaties will help India avoid arbitration

Source: Economic Times December 16,2014 NEW DELHI: Bilateral investment treaties that the government will enter into from now on will have a provision preventing foreign investors to drag India to arbitration on any issues that have been settled by a … Continue reading

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Investment: UN Rapporteur on right to health call for review of investment treaties

Source: TWN 17 Oct 2014 New Delhi, 13 October (K M Gopakumar) – Investment treaties should be reviewed to ensure that States have the right to make changes in their laws and policies to further human rights regardless of the … Continue reading

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Modi Visit Unlikely To Yield Major Outcomes On Trade, Economic Issues

Source: World Trade Online September 29,2014 Senior administration officials have made clear that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Sept. 29-30 trip to Washington is not expected to yield major outcomes on trade issues when they omitted them from the list … Continue reading

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