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Post RCEP walk out, Centre to focus more on bilateral trade agreements in 2020

December 31, 2019 4:23 am

In the words of the Commerce Ministry, Indian industry and services will be competitive and benefit from access to “large developed markets”.

India’s RCEP choice was born out of the many complexities of its development needs

December 12, 2019 9:43 am

There is also a need to support the newer kind of farmers’ organisations that are coming up. The need for initial financing for such arrangements, drawing in private rural savings and other financial sector savings, is tremendous.

Recent events are beginning to challenge the narrative of a Rising India

November 15, 2019 11:23 am

Rising India narrative is suffering due to re-hyphenation with Pakistan, 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’

November 14, 2019 12:56 am

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

November 13, 2019 1:44 pm

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'

November 13, 2019 7:43 am

"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

November 11, 2019 6:59 am

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.

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

November 08, 2019 4:34 am

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

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

November 08, 2019 11:15 am

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

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

November 07, 2019 7:44 pm

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.


Top quotes of S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: From Kashmir to RCEP to what he said on Pakistan

November 17, 2019 8:43 am

S Jaishankar delivering the fourth RNG Lecture provided an assessment of the last 70 years of India’s foreign policy choices and challenged past positions — from dealing with China on boundary issues and handling Pakistan to managing ties with the US.