RCEP pact will prove to be 'farmers' destruction agreement': Priyanka Gandhi
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), comprising the 10-member ASEAN bloc and six other countries -India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand -- is engaged in negotiations for a free-trade pact. PM Modi is in Bangkok on a 3-day visit to attend the annual ASEAN-India Summit, the East Asia Summit and the RCEP Summit.
ASEAN is a region of great importance for India: S Jaishankar in Bangkok
ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held in Thailand’s Bangkok today. Ex...
Reports on Indonesian palm oil duty cut confuses Indian edible oil industry
Reports that India will reduce the import Duty on RBD Palmolein t...
Jaishankar meets Singapore deputy prime minister, defence minister
Jaishankar, who is on a visit to Singapore, was accompanied by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep S Puri during his meeting with Keat, who is also Singapore's finance minister.
Piyush Goyal to meet counterparts from Russia, Japan, China, Australia next week
Goyal will attend the 7th RCEP ministerial meeting, 16th ASEAN India Economic Ministers (AEM) meeting and the 7th East Asia Economic Ministers Summit being held in Bangkok from September 8-10.
India has never been aggressor but will not hesitate in using its strength to defend itself: Rajnath Singh
"We advocate an open and inclusive architecture for the Indo-Pacific region, with ASEAN centrality and equal access to the global commons," he added.
Trump invites Xi to US to sign phase one of trade agreement, says official
"President Trump has invited President Xi to the United States if we are able to get that deal to sign phase one trade agreement. I think we're relatively close to an agreement, a phase one agreement on trade that would make trade fairer and freer and more reciprocal between the US and China," US National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien said.
Govt puts restrictions on imports of agarbatti
Agarbatti imports from China dipped to USD 6.39 million in 2018-19 from USD 8.53 million in the previous fiscal.
France, Germany & UK joins India on safeguarding Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
“We are concerned about the situation in the South China Sea which could lead to insecurity and instability in the region.” according to E3 joint statement on the situation in the South China Sea Statement by UK, France and Germany.
India's macro-economic policy is stable; will continue on growth path: Indian official
"India is following a macro-economic policy which is stable, consistent and it will continue," Ratan P Watal, Member Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to PM said.
Bicycle industry urges govt to keep sector out of RCEP agreement
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is being negotiated among 16 countries including the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
Global & regional powers must ask China to end South China Sea crisis soon
“Unilateral actions during the past weeks in the South China Sea have resulted in mounting tensions and a deterioration of the maritime security environment which represents a serious threat to the peaceful economic development of the region.
India is out of RCEP for now: Piyush Goyal
Blaming the UPA for the higher tariff concessions given to Asean earlier, Goyal said changing the stance overnight was not possible. The minister said that India decided to opt out of the deal as small industries and other sectors such as pharmaceutical, chemical and textiles opposed it.
‘Quad' reviews situation in Indo-Pacific region
The MEA said the officials exchanged views on ongoing and additional practical cooperation in the areas of connectivity and infrastructure development, and security matters, including counterterrorism, cyber and maritime security, with a view to promoting peace, security, stability, prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
15 RCEP countries to go ahead with pact, India's final decision to depend on 'satisfactory resolution' of issues
“India has significant outstanding issues, which remain unresolved. All RCEP Participating Countries will work together to resolve these outstanding issues in a mutually satisfactory way. India’s final decision will depend on satisfactory resolution of these issues,” the grouping said.
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