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Foreign Investment Protection Leads To Better Loans: Study

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 8:07 PM EDT) -- New research by the State University of New York at Buffalo found that investors who put their money into developing countries that offer investor-state dispute resolution are more likely to secure funding on favorable terms, making them more drawn to countries that offer investment protection.

Researchers concluded that the stronger property rights offered to investors under bilateral investment treaties, which typically allow foreign investors to assert claims against a country before an international arbitral tribunal rather than a local court, make lenders more likely to view those investors as a good bet.

That was reflected in the fact that loans made...

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