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International Investment Law Introduction
 
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Professor Surya Subedi introduces the International Investment Law course. International Investment Law Modules: • Module A: Evolution of the law of foreign investment • Module B: International efforts to regulate foreign investment • Module C: Regulation under bilateral and regional investment treaties (BITs) • Module D: The case-law on the treatment of foreign investment Find out more about this course here: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/llm-postgraduate-laws-llm-postgraduate-diploma-postgraduate-certificate#structure Find out more about the course convenor Professor Surya Subedi: http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/people/staff/subedi/
Lecture on Types of Foreign Investment in india
 
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In this Lecture, we will be talking about various types of Foreign Investment that can be made in India. In this lecture, we will also be looking at Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Portfolio Investment, FVCI, ECB, FCCB, etc. This lecture will be delivered to you by Mr. Ketan Mukhija. Website: http://www.fusionlawschool.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fusionlawschool/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FusionLawSchool Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+FusionLawSchool/
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International Investment Law: Section A - Evolution of the Law of foreign investment
 
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Professor Surya Subedi author of the study guide for International Investment Law, provides an introduction to this section. The course is part of the Postgraduate Laws degree provided by the University of London International Programmes.
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Foreign Direct Investment (Introduction)
 
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Basics of FDI, including basic motivations. Discussion includes the extra risks associated with FDI for multinational corporations.
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Lecture on Foreign Investment in India - Overview
 
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In this Lecture, we will discuss the Foreign Investment regime in India. We will look at the Overall Scheme, Regulatory Framework; FIPB (A Structural and Functional Analysis), and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. This lecture will be delivered to you by Mr. Ketan Mukhija. Website: http://www.fusionlawschool.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fusionlawschool/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FusionLawSchool Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+FusionLawSchool/
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International Trade Law and International Investment Law
 
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International trade law and international investment law are largely contained in separate but overlapping legal regimes, but both share the general objectives of providing security and predictability to economic agents and increasing world prosperity by reducing barriers to international flows of goods, services, and investment. This panel will consider whether the international trade and investment law dichotomy appears increasingly anachronistic, or whether each regime is maturing according to complementary principles. Is there a need for greater coherence?
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Recalibrating International Investment Law
 
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Keynote address from the "Reforming International Investment Law: Opportunities, Challenges, Paradigms" conference at Boston College Law School. Speakers Chair: Prof. Sebastian Lopez Escarcena, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Keynote Speaker: Eric de Brabandere, "Recalibrating international investment law - The Communicating Vessels of Investment Protection and Investor Obligations"
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International Investment Law - Online short course
 
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Get to grips with the theoretical principles of international investment law – and the challenges it presents in practice. Learn from experienced international lawyers at a top 10 UK law school and specialists practising in the field of international trade law. Capitalise on growing career opportunities for lawyers working in private practice, corporate sector or government organisation anywhere in the world – with all the advantages of distance learning wherever you are located. Find out more: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/online/short-courses/international-investment-law.php
Myanmar Foreign Investment Laws and Companies Law
 
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Krishna Ramachandra, Managing Director of Duane Morris & Selvam gives us an overview of the Myanmar FIL and Companies Law. #Myanmar #FIL #CompaniesLaw
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International Investment Law, A Chinese Perspective
 
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A Concise Introduction to the book "International Investment Law, A Chinese Perspective" by Guiguo Wang, published by Taylor and Francis Ltd
International Trade and Investment Law
 
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International trade and investment are driving forces in the world economy and its increasing globalization. This track within the International and European Law LLM programme, focuses on the international law that governs these economic relations for states and regions. Students are provided with a solid foundation that will allow them to pursue a career as a legal adviser or a postgraduate study in international economic law.
Prof. Lutz-Christian Wolff Gives Inaugural Lecture on Chinese Foreign Investment Law
 
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請登陸中大視野觀看講座完整版 Please watch the full version from CUTV http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/cutv/detail/562 Through the lecture, Prof. Wolff from the Faculty of Law offered insightful observations on Chinese Foreign Investment.
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Law professor: Foreign investors don't care about TPPA
 
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International investment law professor Gus Van Harten was one of three experts invited by Pakatan Rakyat to explain how the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could compromise Malaysia's sovereignty. Van Harten dismissed the idea that a treaty like TPPA was needed to attract foreign investors as research has shown that investors usually disregard these treaties when making decisions.
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International Investment Law - Overview
 
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Professor Surya Subedi author of the study guide for International Investment Law provides an overview of this course. This course is part of the Postgraduate Laws degree provided by the University of London International Programmes. Find out more at http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/llm
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Greece passes unpopular austerity law to woo foreign investment
 
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The Greek government has signed a set of unpopular austerity reforms designed to attract bailout cash from the IMF and EU.
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Book Launch: "Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment"
 
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The Scholl Chair in International Business and the Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS present a book launch with Professor Michael Enright on Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment. Professor Enright will present the key themes of his research, followed by a panel discussion. One of the most important features of China’s economic emergence has been the role of foreign investment and foreign companies. The importance goes well beyond the USD 1.6 trillion in foreign direct investment that China has received since it started opening its economy. Using the tools of economic impact analysis, the author estimates that around one-third of China’s GDP in recent years has been generated by the investments, operations, and supply chains of foreign invested companies. In addition, foreign companies have developed industries, created suppliers and distributors, introduced modern technologies, improved business practices, modernized management training, improved sustainability performance, and helped shape China’s legal and regulatory systems. These impacts have helped China become the world’s second largest economy, its leading exporter, and one of its leading destinations for inward investment. The book provides a powerful analysis of China’s policies toward foreign investment that can inform policy makers around the world, while giving foreign companies tools to demonstrate their contributions to host countries and showing the tremendous power of foreign investment to help transform economies.
Myanmar Focus Daily:updated JV rules under new foreign investment law
 
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Myanmar parliament has finalized the rules of ownership of foreign investors under the new foreign investment law.It replaces an investment law dating from November 1988. What are the details of this update? Find out in Myanmar in Focus Daily with Onravee Tangmeesang
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Foreign Investment Seminar
 
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November 14th and 15th
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Foreign Direct Investment Law
 
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Burma's Parliament passed a long-awaited investment law that is aimed at businesses keen to invest in the country. The Foreign Direct Investment law will allow firms to own up to a fifty percent stake in joint ventures with local partners.
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International Investment Law: Section D - The case-law on the treatment of foreign investment.
 
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Professor Surya Subedi author of the study guide for International Investment Law, provides an introduction to this section. The course is part of the Postgraduate Laws degree provided by the University of London International Programmes.
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Cuba's new foreign investment law goes into effect
 
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Cuba's new foreign investment law goes into effect this weekend. It offers tax free incentives for companies moving into a Special Development Zone. Its currently under construction near the island's new deep-water container port at Mariel. Michael Voss joins us from Havana.
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International Investment Law: Section B - International Efforts to regulate foreign investment
 
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Professor Surya Subedi author of the study guide for International Investment Law, provides an introduction to this section. The course is part of the Postgraduate Laws degree provided by the University of London International Programmes.
Views: 1010 PGLawsUoL
Lecture on Types of Foreign Investment in India
 
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In this Lecture, we will be talking about various types of Foreign Investment that can be made in India. This lecture will be delivered to you by Mr. Ketan Mukhija. Website: http://www.fusionlawschool.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fusionlawschool/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FusionLawSchool Google+ : https://plus.google.com/+FusionLawSchool/
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Foreign Direct Investment Unit:  Introduction and Overview
 
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Hey Everyone, This is video 1 of 3 videos in “The Foreign Direct Investment Series”. Watch the entire series right here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNI2Up0JUWkFQEU8Vtq5gijMaI3GSazVI The List! Here is the “The List” for “The Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development Series” For an explanation of the logic of “The Lists” click here: https://youtu.be/dE0fbsgXlFE Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Reasons why MNCs are attracted to developing nations 1. Natural resources 2. Huge markets 3. Low cost of labor 4. Fewer regulations Possible advantages of FDI 1. Increased savings 2. Increased employment 3. Increased education and training 4. Increased research, development, technology and marketing strategies 5. Multiplier effect of increased incomes 6. Increased tax revenue 7. Increased foreign capital 8. Improved infrastructure 9. Increased choice in market place 10. Lower prices in market place 11. Increased free trade Possible disadvantages of FDI 1. MNCs Bring own management teams 2. Too much power to MNCs 3. Practice of transfer pricing 4. Increased pollution due to low regulations 5. MNCs Extract natural resources from host country 6. MNCs use capital intensive production methods 7. MNCs purchase domestic firms 8. MNCs often repatriate profits I hope you find these videos helpful to your study of Economics. Enjoy! Brad Cartwright
Foreign Investment Opportunity/ Law/ Procedure in Bangladesh
 
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Foreign Investment in India (BSE)
 
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Subject:Business Economics Paper:Financial market and institutions
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How Myanmar government is encouraging growth in foreign investment
 
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Mark Wong, Director of Duane Morris & Selvam explains why Myanmar is seeing a stagnation of growth in FDI and how the Myanmar government is tackling this issue and encouraging FDI.
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New Foreign Investment Law up to 70 years in Myanmar
 
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New Foreign Investment Law up to 70 years in Myanmar http://www.myanmartalk.com
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LAWSG088: International Law of Foreign Investment // Dr Martins Paparinskis
 
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International law of foreign investment protection, expressed in international treaties and customary law obligations and largely implemented through investor-State arbitration, disciplines and structures the manner in which States treat foreign investments and investor. This module deals with all the relevant aspects of the discipline, including its scope, content of the substantive obligations and exceptions, procedure of investor-State dispute settlement, and conceptual questions raised by the relationship between investment law and other regimes and values in international law. Find out more about this module at: http://www.laws.ucl.ac.uk/study/graduate/llm-programme/llm-taught-modules/lawsg088/
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Cuba passes law to attract foreign investors
 
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Cuba continues to open up to the outside world. Its National Assembly has just passed a law to encourage foreign investment. Taxes on profits will be cut in half, from 30 to 15 percent. The aim is to raise foreign direct investment to $2 bn a year. It's part of Raul Castro's reforms for an economy that has been under a US trade embargo since 1960. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Havana.
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Australia reviews real estate investment laws
 
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The laws surrounding foreign investment in real estate are now undergoing a parliamentary review in Australia. Increasing foreign investment has led to accusations that foreign investors are pushing locals out of the market. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Brisbane, Australia. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) : Concept explained in Hindi
 
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प्रिय मित्रों, आज अपने इस विडियो में हम इकोनॉमिक्स(Economics) विषय के तहत Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) यानी प्रत्यक्ष विदेशी निवेश के बारे में विस्तार से बात करेंगे Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) : Concept explained in Hindi Visit Also : BTC Maths Q Paper Solved in Hindi | Part-1| ||BTC हल प्रश्न पत्र हिंदी में || https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=6kUdr58hBZs See More at : BTC Science Q Paper Solved in Hindi | Part-1| ||BTC हल प्रश्न पत्र हिंदी में https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=u9GDMCxXy2E
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Putting FIRRMA into Practice: What CFIUS Reform Means for Foreign Investment in the United States
 
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On August 13 President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), the first reform of the screening process for foreign investment in the United States in over a decade. The law, which updates operations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), will be implemented against the backdrop of potential threats to national security posed by new and emerging technologies; a rising suspicion of the motivations behind foreign investment by strategic competitors; and a global economic environment characterized by increased tensions and tit-for-tat retaliation. Many questions around FIRRMA’s implementation remain, especially about how the new regulations will be written and implemented. Notably, enforcing agencies will have to decide what technologies will be subject to heightened scrutiny and control; whether certain countries will be exempted from this process; and if and how sensitive information provided in the context of CFIUS reviews will be shared with allies. Officials will also have to balance national security concerns with maintaining an open and welcoming investment environment in the United States. Please join the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25 for keynote remarks by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), follwed by an expert panel discussion exploring the key open issues from FIRRMA and how the U.S. foreign investment and export control regimes will evolve. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to our channel: http://cs.is/2dCfTve CSIS is the world's #1 defense and national security think tank. Visit http://www.csis.org to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Check out the rest of our videos here: http://cs.is/2dolqpj Follow CSIS on Twitter: http://twitter.com/csis On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CSIS.org And on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/csis/
Calculation of Compensation and Damages in International Investment Law
 
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BOOK REVIEW CALCULATION OF COMPENSATION AND DAMAGES IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW 2nd edition By Irmgard Marboe ISBN: 978 0 19874 993 6 OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Oxford International Arbitration Series www.oup.com __________________________________________________ CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS WILL WELCOME THIS DEFINITIVE TEXT ON COMPENSATION AND DAMAGES IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW – NOW IN A NEW EDITION An appreciation by Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers and Phillip Taylor MBE, Head of Chambers and Reviews Editor, “The Barrister” Published in a new second edition by the Oxford University Press, this is a major league text on a topic of vital importance to many an international lawyer and certainly to international arbitrators: that is, the award of compensation and damages largely in disputes between investors (overwhelmingly corporate investors) and nation states. Money is of course the crux of the matter, whether it comes under the category of damages, or compensation or both. The ways and means by which the consequently vast sums are calculated will often present formidable jurisprudential and legal problems, the most illustrative of which (and there are a lot of these) are discussed and analysed in this book, with frequent reference to case law, including the most up-to-date developments that have emerged since the first edition was published in 2008. The subject is wide-ranging, so it is useful that the book is a monograph, focusing in depth on this subject alone, as it has become in recent years, a specialist area. It is not surprising that this book is the first in the OUP’s respected Oxford International Arbitration Series to go into a second edition --and according to the general editor of the series, Loukas Mistelis, one of the first books in English specifically dedicated to this topic. ‘International investment,’ says author Professor Irmgard Marboe, ’has developed into an important area of international economic law, complemented by a system of dispute settlement and remedies.’ She comments further that international investment law is less state-centric than international trade law, with private companies being the key actors. One example (of the many) of significant cases in this area is the matter of the Russian oil company Yukos against the Russian Federation. Also note the very useful diagrammatic tables of cases in the four appendices. There are over a hundred pages of them – plus the tables of cases and of legislation and instruments that precede the main text. The amount of research that has gone into the writing of this book is beyond impressive. The bibliography alone takes up more than twenty pages – and to say that the footnoting is extensive is an understatement. What a wealth of references for researchers is presented here. This is an academic tour de force if there ever was one. ‘The overall goal of the arbitration process’, concludes Marboe, is ‘to ensure that the rule of law is observed.’ There is little doubt that this timely and authoritative new edition of her highly regarded text will almost certainly contribute to the achievement of this aim. The law is stated as at January 2017.
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Maldives Foreign Investment Regime - Part 01
 
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WHAT IS A “FOREIGN PERSON”? A “foreign person” means every person who is not a Maldivian citizen as explained in Article 9 of the Maldives constitution, and includes companies, partnerships, clubs, societies, and business entities registered overseas. A foreign person may choose, either to set up a company, partnership, re-register a company incorporated in a foreign jurisdiction or establish a branch of a foreign legal entity by incorporating or re-registering a business in the Maldives. Currently, there are 2 regimes available for foreign investors to establish their business in the Maldives. (a) Citizens of the Maldives at the commencement of this Constitution; (b) Children born to a citizen of the Maldives; and (c) Foreigners who, in accordance with the law, become citizens of the Maldives. i) Normal regime governed under the Foreign Investment Law ii) Special Economic Zone (SEZ) regime governed under the Special Economic Zones Law
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Egyptian gov't enacts new laws to secure Foreign Direct Investment
 
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Investors into Egypt have welcomed the recently passed investment law. The law is part of legislation that should, according to Egyptian officials, increase Foreign Direct Investment into the country. The step is plausible, however the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce say a more efficient step is to facilitate a safe market exit to investors. Here is Adel EL Mahrouky with more Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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New PRC draft Foreign Investment Law
 
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Simmons & Simmons partner Seung Chong talks to Kelly Pang about the new PRC draft Foreign Investment Law. Podcast episode 470. Originally published at elexica.com, April 2015
MYANMAR ISSUES NEW FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW
 
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Korea revises foreign investment laws to spur domestic demand 

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Apart from reuniting the two Koreas,... another goal of President Park... is elevating Korea′s reputation as a global hub that′s worth investing in. And starting today, it will be easier for foreign entities to receive benefits from the Korean government when bringing their businesses in to Korea. Song Ji-sun takes a look at some of these legal revisions. Challenging Singapore, Shanghai and other major cities in Asia... for the regional headquarters of multi-national companies-that′s Seoul′s aim and the sole purpose of a revision to Korea′s Foreign Investment Promotion Act,... which goes into effect on Wednesday. Seoul will now acknowledge the branch of a global mother company as a regional headquarters.... if it has an average revenue of 3 billion dollars over the past 5 years,... if they employ more than ten people here and if more than half of their investment shares come from overseas. To be recognized as a research and development center, they′ll need five permanent researchers with 100-thousand dollars in investments to receive incentives. Creating new jobs is also an important criteria in receiving government benefits. Those that hire 200 or more employees... with total investments exceeding 2-and-a half million dollars will get a 100 percent reduction in rent at government-run foreign investment complexes. Before this revision, foreign manufacturers needed to invest 5 million dollars...to receive a 75 percent reduction. Foreign Direct Investment has hit a record high this year,... logging 15-billion dollars in the third quarter up about 40 percent from the same period last year. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy says attracting high value-added foreign investment is crucial... to realizing the nation′s potential economic growth. Song Ji-sun, Arirang News.
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International Investment Law and Soft Law
 
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BOOK REVIEW INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW AND SOFT LAW Edited by Andrea K. Bjorklund and August Reinisch Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd ISBN: 978 1 78100 321 3 www.e-elgar.com ERUDITE INTERNATIONAL DEBATE ON A TIMELY TOPIC An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers As the learned authors have expressed it, this book, published recently by Elgar has brought together a group of nine distinguished contributors from some of the world's top universities and academic institutions to discuss 'the intersection of soft law and the law of international investment'. Author Andrea Bjorklund, for example, is Professor of Law at the University of California at Davis and visiting professor at McGill University's School of Law in Montreal. August Reinisch is Professor International and European Law at the University of Vienna and lectures at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University. Their fellow contributors hail variously from Dundee in Scotland to Jerusalem, to Wittenberg in Germany. We have here, therefore, an international perspective on the topic. The various contributors we have referred to were members of a study group that had concluded its work with the publication of the 'Oxford Handbook on International Investment Law' which addressed major issues relating to both substantive and procedural investment law. As explained by several of the contributors, including Moshe Hirsch, who writes the second chapter, soft law rules are not legally binding and it is up to the discretion of legal decision-makers as to whether or not such rules can be applied to a particular dispute. His chapter in particular briefly discusses, among other topics, the interactions between 'soft law' (non-binding instruments) and the recognized sources of investment law. The views of this group of international experts do shed interesting light on such matters as GATT/WTO and certain fields in particular, namely commercial law, environmental law, as well as investment law. Fundamentally, the various chapters attempt to answer the general question of whether investment law can, or should be 'codified', with special reference to such issues as most favoured nation treatment and also, expropriation. Extensively footnoted throughout, with a detailed index at the back, the book covers an exceptionally wide range of issues in the process of examining the topic of investment law and soft law. If you're involved in investment law, or government investment treaty negotiations, or arbitration proceedings -- or if you have an interest in international law and legal theory, you would do well to acquire this erudite and timely work of reference.
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Burma Places Hopes for Development in Foreign Investment
 
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This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Burma is in a good position to make big gains in Asia's fast-growing markets. But development must include all of society and be sustainable for Burma to reach its goals. That is what the Asian Development Bank said in a recent report.Cyn-Young Park is an economist with the bank. She says Burma's economic position is strengthened by its natural resources, such as oil, gas and minerals. It also has two large, growing neighbors: India and China. And the nation is young: one in four of its citizens are under the age of 30.But Burma has a long way to go. After 50 years of military rule, it is one of Asia's poorest countries. Basic infrastructure, like roads, bridges and railways, are not developed. And only 30 percent of rural people have electricity.Burma is trying to increase foreign investment. Its civilian government has struggled with a new foreign investment law. Some versions of the law restricted foreign ownership in some industries and ban it completely in others.Sean Turnell is an economist with Australia's Macquarie University. He said the foreign investment law faced local disapproval, or push back. He said in some cases there appears to be a "walling off" of some industries to foreigners. For years, Burma's military closely controlled the economy. Relatives and friends of military members received rich contracts. Now, the civilian government wants to expand services and manufacturing. It has considered giving foreign companies low tax rates so they will invest. But experts say this could be a mistake. Sean Turnell says investors are concerned about infrastructure problems, not taxes. Economists also say tax breaks for local businesses may not be the answer either. They say the lack of access to credit for farmers and businesses in Burma is a bigger problem.Reform in Burma is still in the early stages. The country recently announced new rules ending direct government censorship of news media. Reporters now must send censors their work after it is published, instead of before. Some reporters say they will wait to see if this means more freedom. Cyn-Young Park says investors too are waiting to see if reform will succeed. "It is really going to take a while," she says, "before the investors do believe that this reform is sincere and the government is not going to retrench."For VOA Special English, I'm Laurel Bowman. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 24Aug2012)
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Myanmar passed a new foreign direct investment of FDI Law in 2012
 
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Myanmar passed a new foreign direct investment of FDI Law in 2012 which provides usual incentives for foreign investment so also new grants and flexibility for both local and foreign investors. Myanmar Federation of Commerce and Industry, teachers and students of Yangon Institute of Economy and Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science discussed regarding the FDI implementation and implication, opportunities and challenges.
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