Foreign Investment

Can Russia come up with a new foreign policy strategy?

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Investment
Investment
English
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Alternative Regionalisms
Public Sector Alternatives
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Article
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Russia is a country without a foreign policy. Not quite, of course: all the institutions concerned are in place and keep working. Sometimes they do a good job, and sometimes not. Diplomatic notes are being written the way they should, agreements are signed, decisions are made on specific issues, and spontaneous conflicts and crises are settled successfully once in a while. But a foreign policy... Read more

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Descubre el lado oscuro del régimen de inversiones

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Trade
Investment
ISDS
ISDS
Trade
Investment
Spanish
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Article
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El firmar tratados internacionales de inversión, con la esperanza de atraer inversiones extranjeras, ha sido durante décadas una de las estrategias clave de los gobiernos que buscan mejorar el desarrollo económico. El lado menos conocido de esta historia es que, al firmar tratados de inversión, los gobiernos están entregando el derecho soberano de regular en el interés de las personas y el... Read more

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Discover the dark side of Investment

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Trade
ISDS
ISDS
Investment
BITS
Trade
Investment
English
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Trade & Investment
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Article
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Signing international investment treaties, in the hope of attracting foreign investment, has been a central strategy for governments looking to improve economic development. The lesser known side of this story is that by signing investment treaties, governments are giving away the sovereign right to regulate in the interest of people and the environment and have exposed themselves to expensive... Read more

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Video: The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

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Trade
ISDS
ISDS
Investment
BITS
Corporate Impunity
Trade
Investment
Corporate Impunity
Corporate Impunity
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Corporate Power
Trade & Investment
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Multi-media
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// Tweet // Next steps Share this on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the buttons above Read our Companion Briefing to the video animation Watch our ten minute documentary on global investment rules Find out more Did you know? TNI resources on investment International Investment Regime: how it works, its impacts and alternatives The new EU Investment policy Take action Do your own r... Read more

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El lado oscuro de los acuerdos de inversión

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BITS
Investment
ISDS
ISDS
ISDS
ISDS
BITS
BITS
Investment
Spanish
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Trade & Investment
Comercio e Inversiones
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Article
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¿Cuántas veces has escuchado a políticos, economistas, hombres de negocios o periodistas diciendo que, si un país quiere desarrollarse, sólo necesita tres cosas: ¡inversión, inversión e inversión! Esta recomendación sigue una de las premisas básicas de la economía neoliberal: "La inversión extranjera directa (IED) es una condición previa para el desarrollo". Y la fórmula diseñada fue muy simple... Read more

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The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

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BITS
Investment
ISDS
ISDS
ISDS
ISDS
BITS
BITS
Investment
Corporate Impunity
Corporate Impunity
English
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Trade & Investment
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Article
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How many times have you heard politicians, economists, business men or journalists saying, if a country wants to develop, it just need three things: investment, investment and investment! This statement follows one of the basic premises of neoliberal economics: “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a pre-condition for development”. And the formula laid out was very simple:... Read more

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ASEAN Regional Forum on Investment (21-22 September, Manila)

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Trade
BITS
Investment
ISDS
ISDS
ISDS
ISDS
Investment
Trade
BITS
Trade
BITS
Investment
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Trade & Investment
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Time to revisit Investment policies say ASEAN campaigners
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Article
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The presentations exposed how International investment agreements (IIAs), such as Free Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), pose a threat to economic, social, cultural and environmental rights, as well as to democracy and people's sovereignty.... Read more

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