Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Brexit

EU moving away from China, patching trade with India. But Modi must retain ‘national interest’

India and the EU will have to increase the speed of their trade and engagement in new geopolitical realities. New Delhi must watch out for challenges.

Alcohol, dairy, Brexit complications — these are challenges an India-UK FTA faces, say experts

India and UK launched negotiations for an FTA last week when Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan came to New Delhi. Target is to finalise it by 2023 and double trade by 2030.

India and UK are finalising an interim agreement to help clinch a major trade deal

The agreement would give British medical devices & agricultural products access to Indian markets, while widening the scope of employment in the UK for Indian seafarers and nurses.

Eye on China, Modi & Johnson set 2030 target for India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

At the first-ever bilateral summit between PM Modi & his UK counterpart Boris Johnson, both leaders also agreed to launch negotiations on a free trade agreement.

If Marx said religion is opium of the masses, nationalism is cocaine of bourgeoisie

The Scottish National Party's demand for a referendum of independence is back in focus. The UK can settle the matter if it only learns from how Canada dealt with Quebec's referendum.

Boris Johnson’s nuclear ‘game’, and the gun violence epidemic in US

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Rishi Sunak plans new fast-track ‘Tech Visas’ to boost UK’s financial technology industry

Sunak is keen to maintain UK's status as a global hub for fintech and to overcome any challenges due to Brexit since many firms are heavily reliant on European talent.

UK aviation regulator faces Brexit test with Boeing 737 Max approval

Britain’s aviation regulator, granted new powers in the Brexit split, faces an early test of how it uses them with the looming return of...

British MPs seeking human rights clause for trade must know India can find new markets in EU

For the UK to retain the large share of India’s trade with EU, a new deal has to be signed. But the MPs’ demand to include a 'human rights' clause is like waving a red flag to the bull.

Brexit deal is done but businesses still need to figure out consequences

While the zero-tariff, zero-quota accord is a relief for UK companies, it only marks the next stage in the evolution of the Brexit process — and potentially the most difficult one.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.