India needs a new story

Rising India narrative is suffering due to re-hyphenation with Pak, slowing growth, retreat from RCEP, Trumpism

Express Adda with Nirmala Sitharaman: ‘Difficulty is not in taking a call on reforms, it’s in moving forward’

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was the guest at the recent Express Adda held in Mumbai. She spoke to The Indian Express on India’s decision to not join the RCEP, boosting investment and ushering in reforms


Arvind Panagariya: RCEP in our interest, no MNC will come if we sit outside

The RCEP includes the 10 ASEAN countries along with China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Negotiations began in 2012 and were originally expected to finish by the end of 2015.

Arvind Panagariya: 'We should have a body like the US Trade Representative... as part of PMO or MEA'

"My view is that the political leadership has to be more courageous and take necessary action."

India-China business forum called off, no visas for Chinese team

The forum, which takes place every year in an Indian city, was scheduled to be held at a five-star hotel in the Capital on November 13 and 14.

By not joining RCEP, India sends signal of shrinking possibilities — at home and abroad

Don’t convert India’s global weakness into an ideological virtue. The truth is that India’s domestic agenda of reform will, in most respects, need to be the same, RCEP or no RCEP


RCEP agreement: Failure of dumping duties on China weighed on govt before pullback

The decision assumes significance in the wake of complaints filed by the domestic industry on dumping of products.

Can think of taking 'further decision' if firm indication given on 'core interests': MEA on RCEP

Asked about India's stand on RCEP, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India's concerns and requests are available with the other 15 RCEP members.

Explained: Why RCEP mattered for India

Not signing the RCEP will likely result in India missing out on the regional and global value chains crisscrossing this region.

RCEP — Committed to work with India before deal can be finalised: New Zealand

On Monday, India decided to hold off on signing the RCEP agreement until “significant outstanding issues” were resolved, even as all other 15 countries involved in the negotiations stated that they were ready to sign the mega trade deal in 2020.