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Forum on China Africa Cooperation

by Dentons on

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is an official forum between the People’s Republic of China and the states in Africa. FOCAC holds a Ministerial conference every three years and holds a Summit every nine years....more

Africa Stand Up: Navigating the new world order

by Hogan Lovells on

Following a year of landmark political changes, could it be that the time has never been more opportune for Africa to seize control of its place in the global market? Whilst it is still too early to predict the long-term...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We learned about Navient and its allegedly trouble-filled student-loan servicing practices yesterday. Turns out the issues are not only long-standing, but they bear similarities to the mortgage-lending issues that were at...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

By volume, December wasn’t an incredible month for US jobs. But the report did help cap a year that saw average hourly earnings rise 2.9%—the best since 2009 and a “turning point for the overall economy,” according to one...more

The Northern Powerhouse and wider opportunities for Chinese investment in UK infrastructure

by Dentons on

On 10 November, the eighth UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue, a two day event aimed at further deepening the countries' trade relationship, was brought to a conclusion. In addition to roundtable talks on trade,...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.15.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The 2d Circuit’s nixed a bid by investment fund SRM Global Master Fud LP to revive its $200 million securities fraud suit against Bear Stearns and Deloitte over alleged lies about Bear’s pre-collapse financial health. The...more

Bennett Jones Spring 2016 Economic Outlook

by Bennett Jones LLP on

This Spring Outlook has three sections. The first section sets out our view of the economic outlook commencing with a very short summary of recent world economy dynamics, followed by a review of the outlook for global growth...more

Amendments to real estate legislation - Quarter 1 of 2016

by Dentons on

Amendments to federal laws - Federal Law No. 431-FZ dated 30 December 2015 “On Geodesics, Cartography and Spatial Data and on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” The law under...more

Trade & Manufacturing - April 2016

by King & Spalding on

President’s Trip to Cuba Accompanied by Expanded Treasury and Commerce Regulations - On March 20, President Obama arrived in Cuba for an historic visit, marking a significant step in the Obama Administration’s efforts to...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - April 2016

by King & Spalding on

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement Released - On February 29, the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce released the long-awaited text of the European Union (EU) – United States Privacy Shield, an...more

Manufacturing Outlook - July 2015 - 2015 Q3

by DLA Piper on

Welcome to the 2015q3 Manufacturing Outlook report in partnership with DLA Piper. It has been an eventful summer in the world economy; while not quite four seasons in one day, we’ve seen the future of the eurozone on the...more

US China Trade War — Stock Market Crash, Presidential Trade Politics, Trade Policy, Customs, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Chinese stock market crash and world- wide effect on stock markets around the World has created a crisis with day to day developments. The World Stock market crash stated on August 24, 2015 and went through to August...more

Open for Business: Who's Investing in Latin America [Video]

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Latin America is open for business and the world is taking notice. Foley Partner Jeffery Atkin outlines which countries are actively taking on development projects in Latin America and how the culture is affecting the way...more

Corporate Alert: Proposed Foreign Investment Law Would Bring Profound Changes to Foreign Investment Regime in China

by Fenwick & West LLP on

On January 19, 2015, China’s Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) released a draft Foreign Investment Law (the “Draft Foreign Investment Law”) for public comments, together with MOFCOM’s explanatory notes (the “Explanatory...more

Bennett Jones Fall 2014 Economic Outlook

by Bennett Jones LLP on

We expect a modest strengthening of global growth over the next two years relative to 2013 and 2014, largely originating from the advanced economies, and the U.S. in particular. Growth in the emerging economies as a whole...more

Prediction 2015: Chinese investment wave will create many opportunities in the US

As the Chinese economy continues to become more important globally, we are seeing a shift in Asian investment in the United States, particularly in California. Chinese investors will become even more active and influential...more

State Council Issues Guideline to Boost Sports Industry

On October 20, 2014, the State Council announced a guideline to boost China’s sports industry, named Opinions on Accelerating the Development of Sports Industry and Promoting Sports Consumption, Guofa [2014] No. 46...more

Five Export Markets Offer Growth Opportunities – Are you ready?

by Baker Donelson on

According to a recent report released by Moody’s credit rating agency, among the world’s top 20 economies, China, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey will be the fastest-growing economies of 2014. At the very least,...more

TPP Partners at an Impasse as APEC Summit Approaches

by Baker Donelson on

In July, trade negotiators from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries gathered in Ottawa, meeting formally for the first time since Brunei in September 2013 to make progress on substantive issues and to reaffirm their...more

China Update - June 2014 #2

In This Issue: - Quote of the Week - U.S.-China Relations - China News - Energy & Environment and Trade - Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations: 6th Round of the US-China Strategic and...more

The China Market – Changing Times for Foreigners

by Thomas Fox on

China has long been a highly complex market. Fraught with a myriad of business risks, foreign companies consider potential access to China’s 1.3 billion consumers as too enticing to ignore. For many multinational firms...more

Far Beyond the Valley

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Global tech hubs are a source of technology, talent, and funding - While media coverage of the technology industry focuses largely on Silicon Valley, savvy tech and life sciences executives have been looking much...more

Bennett Jones Fall 2013 Economic Outlook

by Bennett Jones LLP on

This Economic Outlook has three sections. The first covers recent dynamics and short-term outlook for the world economy. The second presents a discussion of the context and conduct of US monetary policy in recent years and in...more

New Rules for Shanghai Free Trade Zone

by Miller Canfield on

On September 29, 2013, China launched its long-awaited Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ), which is widely viewed as the most significant milestone in the country’s economic reform since the establishment of Shenzhen Economic...more

International Tax News - September 2013

by DLA Piper on

FRANCE ANNOUNCES DRAFT 2014 BUDGET – LIGHTER TAX BURDEN FOR BUSINESSES - France’s draft budget law for 2014 was presented to Parliament on September 25 and is now under discussion in the National Assembly and...more

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