More Trade News in Brief – Week 24 (4–10 June 2012)

* EU Starts Free Trade Talks with Armenia
 
1 June 2012, Brussels
 
The European Union (EU) and Armenia have agreed to begin negotiations for a comprehensive Free Trade Area.
 
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* Report on G20’s Trade & Investment
 
31 May 2012
 
WTO, OECD & UNCTAD published a report showing the negative impact of protectionist and discriminatory trade measures.
The seventh WTO-OECD-UNCTAD report for the G-20 on trade and investment reveals that government-imposed trade and investment restrictions continue to be an obstacle for global growth and development.
 
Please consult the report here.
 
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* Hong Kong-Portugal DTA Comes Into Force
 
On June 3rd come into force the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (DTA) signed between Hong Kong and Portugal.
 
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* Canada Starts Investment Talks With Benin and Burkina Faso
 
The Canadian government has launched negotiations on foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs) with Benin and Burkina Faso.
 
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* India and Bahrain Sign TIEA
 
The governments of India and Bahrain have signed a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA).
 
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* Annual Asset Management Report: Facts & Figures in Europe – EFAMA
 
31 May 2012, Brussels
 
EFAMA published the Fifth Annual Review Asset Management in Europe: Facts & Figures (using data as at end 2010).
This report take a tour of european the industry looking at its overall size, general structure, asset allocation and client base.
 
Please see the Report.
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