About the Project

The Network for Justice in Global Investment is a joint effort by citizens and organizations in a variety of countries to challenge one of the most anti-democratic aspects of the global economic order – the rules governing international investment. Read More.

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Retail FDI — for people or MNCs?

Source: thehindubusinessline.com

Septiembre 18 2012

by SHEKHAR SWAMY

A system that generates wealth and jobs for millions will be replaced by retail giants with the pricing power to squeeze farmers and consumers.

The UPA Government announced its policy last week, of inviting big multinational retailers to come and take over the Indian market. Predictably, the pro-lobby that has worked behind the scenes has expressed delight.

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Global Financial Reform and Trade Rules: The Need for Reconciliation

Source: GDAE

By Kevin P. Gallagher and Leonardo E. Stanley Pardee Policy Brief No. 24 Download the policy brief

Next week the World Trade Organization (WTO) will consider a proposal by Ecuador and others that WTO members undertake a discussion about the relationship between the financial regulatory reforms and global trade rules.  This new policy brief suggests that such a discussion is urgently needed

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South Africa, European Union lock horns

Source: Bdlive.co.za

Septiembre 23 2012

by Jana Marais

European Union officials and business leaders are “disappointed” and “very concerned” about South Africa’s decision to cancel investment protection agreements with the EU, the source of more than 80% of foreign direct investment in South Africa.

Last week South Africa terminated an investment treaty with Belgium and Luxembourg when it expired. In total, South Africa has

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Investment policy for sustainable development, UNCTAD proposes (September 2012)

Source: Coc.org

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Sep 10, 2012

By Aldo Caliari

An assessment of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD), a document that intends to serve as a comprehensive point of reference for policymakers formulating national and international investment policies.

UNCTAD has released its Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD), a document that intends to serve as a comprehensive point

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Reconciling IMF rules and international investment agreements: An innovative derogation for capital controls

Source: Reprinted with permission from the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (www.vcc.columbia.edu).

 

Columbia FDI Perspectives

Perspectives on topical foreign direct investment issues by

the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment

No. 78   September 10, 2012

Editor-in-Chief: Karl P. Sauvant (Karl.Sauvant@law.columbia.edu)

Managing Editor: Jennifer Reimer (jreimer01@gmail.com) Reconciling IMF rules and international investment agreements: An innovative derogation

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Four Days to Stop a Corporate Death Star

Dear friends,

We have four days to stop a top-secret global corporate power grab that attacks everything from a free Internet to environmental protections. This agreement is being negotiated right now by bureaucrats backed by corporate lobbyists. Click below to crash their secret meeting with our global call to kill the TPP deal:

Details are leaking of a top-secret, global corporate power grab of breathtaking scope –

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Protesters Seek Openness at Pacific-Region Trade Pact Talks

Source: Businessweek.com

By Brian Wingfield on September 09, 2012

Dozens of groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and International Brotherhood of Teamsters met with negotiators during Pacific-region trade talks in Leesburg, Virginia, as protesters called for more openness in the discussions.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office conducted a “stakeholders’ forum” yesterday for interested groups at the latest round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific

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Statement on the Trans Pacific Partnership and the onerous investment state provisions.

Source: Officeofpublicwitness.blogspot.com

September 11, 2012

INTERFAITH WORKING GROUP

ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT

AWASHINGTON-BASED WORKING GROUP WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM A RANGE OF FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS COMMITTED TO

ASSERTING A STRONGER PRESENCE OF COMMUNITIES OF FAITH IN PUBLIC POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT.

Contact: Catherine Gordon(Chair, IWG on Trade and Investment)

(202) 543-1126 catherine.gordon@pcusa.org

As religious institutions and faith-based

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Leesburg: No Back Room Deals for the 1%

Source: Citizenstrade.org

By CTC– September 9, 2012 Posted in: Breaking Issues As the 14th major round of closed-door negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership took place in northern Virginia, Citizens Trade Campaign and our labor, environmental, consumer, public health, family farm and other social justice allies were there to demand an end to back-room dealmaking for the 1%.

  . The outside protests began with the TPP: Out

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