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World Trade Organization – India files dispute against the US

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INDIA FILES DISPUTE AGAINST THE US OVER NON-IMMIGRANT TEMPORARY WORKING VISAS
On 3 March 2016, India notified the WTO Secretariat that it has initiated a WTO dispute proceeding against the United States regarding measures imposing increased fees on certain applicants for two categories of non-immigrant temporary working visas into the US, and measures relating to numerical commitments for some visas. According to India, the measures appear to be inconsistent with US commitments under the General Agreement on Trade in Services.

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The BRICS New Development Bank & Civil Society Imperatives

Often times infrastructural investments incur risks and threats that are not taken into consideration both in the planning and implementation phases of the financing of particularly large-scale infrastructure development. In light of this, various stakeholders have raised concerns over the lack of a clearly articulated broad-based platform for civil society to contribute to the decision-making processes of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) New Development Bank (NDB).

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ENSafrica recognised at the Client Choice Awards

ENSafrica recognised at the Client Choice Awards
The Client Choice Awards honour lawyers globally, across 68 jurisdictions, who add real value to their clients’ businesses, going beyond what other players in the market offer.
Nominations for the Client Choice Awards can only be made by in-house counsel, and winners are selected following in-depth research, with criteria including quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation,

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New 16 MW Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey.

New 16 MW Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey
POWER Engineers, Inc., headquartered in Hailey, ID, recently completed a feasibility study for the construction of a 16 MW geothermal power plant by Turcas BM Kuyucak Geothermal Power Inc. (TBK), a Turkish joint venture owned primarily by BM Holding and Turcas Energy Holding. After confirming both the technical and financial viability of the new facility, POWER Engineers, Inc. submitted their findings to TBK, which is in the process of securing financing for the project.

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