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Health and Trade Network

Our vision is no less than a world where trade agreements are designed to support strong health and social protection measures: A world of healthy …

Sustainable Development Goals

'TPP 11' make show of unity, but members remain far apart

Nikkei | 22 May 2017<p><b>’TPP 11’ make show of unity, but members remain far apart</b><p>by RYOHEI YASOSHIMA and JUN YAMAZAKI<p>HANOI — The remaining members of the …

Nike, GE Also Poised to Win After Obama Trade-Powers Victory

Companies from Nike Inc. to UPS stand to benefit as the U.S. edges closer to the most sweeping trade accord in two decades.<p>The Trans-Pacific …

Globalization

Regulatory chill? Why TTIP could inhibit governments from regulating in the public interest

<i>On 10 June a key vote was held in the European Parliament on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). As</i> <b>Gabriel Siles-Brügge</b> <i>and</i></b> …

Fast Track and the politics of free trade - Stop TTIP

<i>by Karen Hansen-Kuhn*</i><p>After a series of legislative twists and turns, the Obama administration’s Fast Track package is set for what may be its final …

World Economy

Future of ISDS in TTIP and beyond. Is now the time for reform?

Investment arbitration is perhaps one of the least explored subjects in the legal world, mostly because of the highly specialized legal training that…

What Do International Trade Agreements Have to Do With Dinner?

International trade agreements may seem like a long way from what you’re making for dinner. But the two agreements on the table this spring–the …

Agriculture

Obama setback on Trans Pacific Partnership

The bulk of the press coverage on President Obama’s failure win endorsement of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Friday has concentrated on the …

Obama Administration

Tell the House: No Fast track for toxic trade agreements

A new trade treaty being negotiated by the Obama administration could cause cancer. Yes, you read that right.<p>The European Union (EU) was in the …

Globalization

MEPs snipe at one another, as US trade vote postponed

The resolution had some 200 amendments. The decision to postpone the vote was taken by European Parliament President Martin Schulz.<p>It means the …

TPP, designed to make medicine more expensive, reforms more difficult

James Love, June 8, 2015<p>The US Congress is poised to give President Obama broad authority to conclude a binding international trade agreement known …

US biotech group Verseon to list on Alternative Investment Market

A Californian biotech company that uses computer algorithms to discover medicines will complete a £300m stock market listing in London on Thursday, …

Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says NO to TPP and TAFTA Trade Deals

The subject was the two major trade agreements that elites in both U.S. political parties are negotiating with the corporate elites in other countries: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) (also known as TTIP).<p>The event was a September 10 Capitol Hill …

Economics

Will the next generation of preferential trade and investment agreements undermine prevention of noncommunicable diseases? A prospective policy analysis of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Q&A: Why has Pfizer bought Hospira?

Pfizer has searched far and wide for a big acquisition over the past year as Ian Read, chief executive, looks to find outlets for the US drugmaker’s …

IMF grants $100m debt relief to Ebola countries

The International Monetary Fund has granted debt relief worth about $100m to the three west African nations hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, taking …

Healthcare: Counting the cost of cancer

Anne Strange was too ill to dance at the evening reception when her daughter, Debbie, married in November but just being there was enough. The …

India assumes frontline position in battles over intellectual property rights

As their cities grow more polluted, more people in India grapple with respiratory difficulties. The Swiss multinational Novartis’ drug, Onbrez, …

Merck’s Ebola vaccine trial suspended

The race to stem the spread of Ebola suffered a setback on Thursday when researchers suspended a clinical trial of a new vaccine, and US officials …

AstraZeneca wins ‘pay-for-delay’ ruling

AstraZeneca has avoided a multibillion-dollar damages claim by winning a US court case about deals that seek to delay cheap generic medicines from …

Why the battle against obesity is coming apart at the seams

Obesity costs the world nearly as much as war, armed violence and terrorism. Yet in dealing with obesity, we are like 16th century navigators using …

Harder push for trade deals needed to spur global growth

As the International Monetary Fund and World Bank convene their annual meetings today, we face an uncertain global economic outlook. On Tuesday, the …

Testing times for those seeking open markets

Viewed from on high and away from the niggling of the negotiating rounds, there are two ways to look at what is happening in the world of trade.<p>The …

Both medical systems and patients cry out for care

Diseases may know no borders, but the human systems to prevent and treat them do. From the rising scourge of diabetes to the Ebola epidemic, …

Trade deals: Toxic talks

Australia’s insistence that cigarettes be sold in drab olive packaging with warning labels featuring tar-stained lungs and malignant tumours set a …

Business groups boost EU-US trade deal

British and German employers have joined forces to urge politicians to deliver a transatlantic trade deal, amid fears that trade union resistance has …