US Export Import Bank and Climate Financing under the Trump Administration

1st March 2017 On 17th February, 2017, a New York Times article titled “Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax under First Trump Budget” reported that the White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate, an effort of the Trump’s administration to reorder the government and increase spending on … Continue reading US Export Import Bank and Climate Financing under the Trump Administration

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India, EU and the New Bilateral Investment Treaty

24th Feb, 2017. There is a very interesting blog-post by Rob Howse (@howserob) on International Economic Law and Policy Blog  on how India should hold firm against the European efforts to undermine its new model Bilateral Investment Treaty (http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/2017/02/india-should-hold-firm-against-the-european-efforts-to-undermine-its-new-model-bilateral-investment-.html). The column is all praise for India's model BIT and very contemporary especially when there is pressure … Continue reading India, EU and the New Bilateral Investment Treaty

#HireAmericans?

14th December 2016. President-elect Donald Trump has been ferociously tweeting and making open announcements with regard to #AmericaFirst — #BuyAmerican and #HireAmerican being the new hashtag. In his first, Trump has secured a deal with Carrier by ensuring that Carrier keeps the 800 jobs in the United States which it was planning to move to Mexico initially. … Continue reading #HireAmericans?

Interesting Readings – September, 2016

More Wealth, More Jobs, But Not for Everyone: What Fuels The Backlash on Trade by Peter Goodman, New York Times, 29th September, 2016. In this article Peter Goodman writes about the unaccounted consequences of international trade. There is an interesting quote in this article - “The debates that we are having about globalization and the adjustment … Continue reading Interesting Readings – September, 2016