Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: RCEP

Signing RCEP will be ‘farmers destruction agreement’, says Priyanka Gandhi

Gandhi tweeted, "There is an economic slowdown in the country. Our policy right now should be such that our markets provide maximum help to our farmers."

Will see if India’s interests are being accommodated in RCEP, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi is travelling to Bangkok to participate in the 16th ASEAN-India Summit on 3 November.

Last minute demands by India are jeopardising RCEP trade deal

Modi govt will push for further concessions but is likely to agree to sign due to fears India could be left out, forcing it to negotiate bilateral agreements.

India should join RCEP because it needs more trade, not less

As country after country in East Asia has demonstrated, integrating into global value chains is a proven route to prosperity. India needs to emulate them.

Trade deal or no deal, India’s economy needs systemic changes to stop under-performing

From electricity pricing reform to efficient dairying, an over-priced rupee to ineffective RBI rate cuts, a lot needs to change whether or not India signs RCEP.

US-India trade deal on track and will be unveiled soon, says Piyush Goyal

Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal says limited trade deal will be out soon while hinting that a larger US-India trade package is on the anvil.

RSS affiliate claims Modi govt not keen on RCEP trade deal but civil servants pushing it

National co-convener of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Ashwani Mahajan tells ThePrint that from dairy sector to steel, chemical and automobile, no one wants RCEP.

India’s road to RCEP laden with China-related obstacles

Pro-RSS groups and anti-BJP Communists don't want India to join RCEP. But can India afford to be excluded from the bloc that comprises important partners?

Modi-Xi meet must go beyond song and dance and stabilise the relationship

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Piyush Goyal to insist on anti-dumping measures at key RCEP trade deal meeting

Better terms for free movement of its professionals and greater access to Chinese market are also crucial for India to join RCEP.

On Camera


PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.