Which are the top 10 international financial agreements or treaties signed this year?

Which are the top 10 international financial agreements or treaties signed this year?

It is important to note that as an AI language model, my responses are based on the information I have been trained on up until September 2021. Hence, I can provide a list of significant international financial agreements or treaties signed up to that point, but cannot cover any agreements that were signed later in the year. Here are some notable international financial agreements signed in 2021:

1. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): The RCEP is a trade agreement among 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and the ASEAN member states. It covers trade, investment, intellectual property, and e-commerce.

2. EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI): The CAI is a bilateral investment agreement between the European Union and China, aimed at improving market access and creating a more balanced investment environment.

3. African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): The AfCFTA is an agreement among 54 African Union member states, forming the world’s largest free trade area by number of countries. It aims to boost intra-African trade and economic integration.

4. United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): USMCA replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is a trilateral trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It modernizes trade rules, particularly in the digital economy and automotive sector.

5. Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Mauritius: This agreement aims to strengthen the economic ties between India and Mauritius, including cooperation in sectors like trade, investment, and financial services.

6. Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway Agreement: This agreement signed between China and Indonesia outlines the construction of a high-speed railway connecting Jakarta and Bandung through international financing and expertise.

7. Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Strategy 2030: The CAREC program promotes regional economic integration and cooperation in Central Asia. The CAREC 2030 strategy aims to improve connectivity, trade, and investment in the region.

8. Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between Japan and Turkey: This treaty between Japan and Turkey aims to promote investment and economic cooperation while protecting the rights and interests of investors from both countries.

9. Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF) between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD): This framework establishes a partnership between the AfDB and EBRD to enhance collaboration in areas such as infrastructure development, green energy, and private sector investment in Africa.

10. Agreement on the Global Allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF): Although not a treaty, this agreement deserves mention as it authorized the issuance of additional SDRs to IMF member countries, providing a liquidity boost to support global economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that this list represents a selection of significant agreements signed in 2021, and there may be other important treaties or agreements that have been signed but are not included here.

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