Foreign investors in the Indian market are now few and far between, with all but a handful of the European and US telecommunications companies that flocked to capitalise on liberalisation
in the mid-1990s still holding on.
NYON, Switzerland, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Postal market liberalisation
routinely leads to unemployment, attacks on working conditions and poorer service for customers, says a study released today by UNI Global Union.
While certain markets, where liberalisation
has been deep rooted for some time, are 'demonstrating the potential benefits of energy market liberalisation
,' there are still 'a number of areas and member states where significant obstacles to the efficient functioning of the electricity and gas market persist.
THE EUROPEAN Parliament agriculture committee has today (Tues 17-7) proposed help for the European Union (EU) dairy industry to help it prepare for upcoming EU milk market liberalisation
New legislation adopted in 2004 started the liberalisation
of the telecom sector and ending Kazakhtelecom's monopoly.
A SPECIAL European Parliament hearing on European Union (EU) energy liberalisation
has heard concerns that cross-border supplies could actually raise prices in European countries currently enjoying cheap bills.
It has asked European Union (EU) ministers to approve a derogation from the EU's electricity liberalisation
directive requiring full market opening--including the right to secure energy materials from any source--by 2012.
Requirements to the EU and World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been major influence behind liberalisation
in the region.
It has asked EU ministers to approve an Estonian derogation from the EU's electricity liberalisation
directive requiring full market opening - including the right to secure energy materials from any source--by 2012, with 35 per cent liberalised by December 2008.
Global market liberalisation
in gas and power continues apace, as investment activity is set to peak in the US and EU.
There is even talk of a reversal of liberalisation
in some states in the USA
These are just some of the questions that have arisen in recent years over the interpretation of trade liberalisation
commitments and environmental concerns.