International Trade and Investment Law
12/10/14 by Renata in News

WTO begins talks to break deadlock over ‘consensus’ principle

Shawn Donnan, Financial Times, October 12, 2014

Leading members of the World Trade Organisation have begun discussions on how to circumvent one of its founding principles that all decisions are...

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12/08/14 by Renata in News

Social Media: The Wild West of Behavioural Data Collection

Globe and Mail, August 10, 2014

When tech company Strava was founded in 2009 it had a simple mission – to help cyclists and runners keep track of their activities.

It...

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11/08/14 by Renata in News

Understanding Argentina’s Default

An interesting article by Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman explains the reasons behind Argentina’s default and its ramifications.

Argentina’s Griesafault

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman, Project Syndicate,...

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12/04/14 by Renata in News

Time running out for international trade deal, says WTO boss

The Guardian, 09/04/2014

Roberto Azevedo says the WTO has only eight months to consolidate last December’s Doha round breakthrough in Bali.

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has eight months to prove...

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05/04/14 by Renata in News

Is Canada losing its export edge?

Ed Clark says Canada is losing export edge due to inert small businesses

Financial Post, April 4, 2014

Canada is losing its competitive edge in exports beyond commodities as fewer small...

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09/02/14 by Renata in News

Is it worth taking a sporting bet on property in Brazil? A British point of view.

Is it worth taking a sporting bet on property in Brazil? By Kate Hughes, The Independent, February 8, 2014

We are always told that pure property investment – bought for the...

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09/02/14 by Renata in News

Opinion: Currency Wars, Revisited

The New York Times, February 7, 2014

In recent years developing countries like Brazil complained that the United States and other industrialized countries were waging a “currency war” against them...

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09/02/14 by Renata in News

La sécheresse persistante au Brésil affole le cours du café

Muryel Jacque, Les Echos, 07/02/2014

Les prix de l’arabica ont bondi de plus de 25 % en sept séances.

Le scénario d’une production mondiale record est mis à mal.

Au Brésil, les...

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10/01/14 by Renata in News

WTO’s baby steps at Bali a big deal

Pankaj Ghemawat and Steven Altman, CNN, January 9, 2014

Editor’s note: Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global...

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06/01/14 by Renata in News

Canada looks to weapons sales to developing countries to maintain domestic arms industry

Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News/Ottawa Citizen, January 5, 2014

The end of Canadian combat operations in Afghanistan and deep cuts to defence budgets in the United States and other allied nations...

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