September 2013

New Policy Brief: Argentina, the Expropriation of Repsol YPF, and the Case for Improved Investment Protection Accords

Source: ECIPE Press Release, September 19, 2013 Argentina’s expropriation of Repsol’s shares in the Argentinean energy company YPF sent chock waves through the international investment community. Even if the action by the Argentinean government conformed to the standard of economic populism and nationalism that it is increasingly known for, the confiscatory nature of the expropriation …
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The Hupacasath First Nation needs your help to continue their legal battle against the Canada-China FIPA investor deal

Source: Common Frontiers Chief & Council have extended the fundraising date to Monday Sept. 30th On January 18, 2013, the Hupacasath First Nation of British Columbia took the first steps toward challenging the Harper government’s new corporate rights pact with China – the Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA). That’s the day the Hupacasath filed …
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Global Financial Reform and Trade Rules: The Need for Reconciliation

Source: By Kevin P. Gallagher and Leonardo E. Stanley September 2012 (8 pages) Download PDF In the wake of the global financial crisis, many economists and policymakers are advocating the use of regulations to control the cross-border flows of capital. However, such capital account regulations (known as CARs) often are limited or prohibited by commonly-used …
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