Posts Tagged Armenia
* ILO’s Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) ILO released the latest edition of KILM – an online reference tool offering data and analysis on the world’s labour market – includes information about the dynamics of job losses and job creation in 70 developed and emerging economies. Check the Press Release. Download the Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) – 8th edition. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * World Intellectual Property Indicators – 2013 Edition WIPO published the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2013 which provides a wide range of indicators covering different areas of intellectual property. Download the full report here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Uzbekistan Joins CIS Free Trade Zone Uzbekistan has ratified a treaty which makes Uzbekistan the ninth member of the free trade area of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Aside from Uzbekistan, the free trade agreement (FTA) includes Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have signed but not yet ratified the agreement. Please find more here.
Armenia will join to the Customs Union led by Russia and block its chances of signing an agreement with the European Union. The EU respects the decision on joining the Customs but ‘two systems are incompatible” . Russia considers it a diplomatic victory. Please follow the link for more.
* 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. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * 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. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * 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. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * 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. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * India and Bahrain Sign TIEA The governments of India and Bahrain have signed a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA). ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- * 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.