Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: RCEP

India drawing up red lines before it can agree on RCEP trade pact

India is under increasing pressure to complete negotiations & decide on whether it will be part of what could become world’s largest trading bloc.

India-China spat is delaying ‘the world’s biggest regional free trade deal’

The main source of tension holding up the 16-nation RCEP is between India & China over the amount of goods with preferential tariffs.

Failure to clinch stalled Asian trade pact RCEP this year could end up derailing it

RCEP negotiations have reached a ‘point of no return’ but global trade tensions could derail a deal seven years in the making.

India’s services exports will soon beat merchandise exports. That’s nothing to celebrate

This would make the rupee stronger, further putting the manufacturing sector at a disadvantage. And that would mean lack of domestic jobs for millions of youth.

Do business with China, but be careful — Tibetan President Lobsang Sangay advises India

Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan government-in exile, says we are never against doing business with China or against having diplomatic relationship with it.

What’s RCEP & why India is moving with caution on the 16-nation free trade pact

As the 27th round of talks begins in Beijing today, a look at India's concerns that make it sceptical on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

RCEP trade pact in India’s interest as it gives access to Chinese market, Australia says

In an interview to ThePrint, Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu says RCEP will give Indian industry chance to expand, gain more productivity.

China wants to convince India to join Asian free trade pact

The 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Agreement has been in the works for a while and China is keen to conclude it by end of 2019.

India’s resistance stalls China-backed Asian trade agreement

India is concerned about the fallout of the trade pact in the light of China’s trade war with the US.

India can’t afford to turn its back on free trade

Chances are, the other 15 countries of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will move ahead if New Delhi continues to be obstructionist.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.