Finance ministry reviewing India’s free trade agreements
Move follows negative feedback from industry and view that FTAs have hurt Indian manufacturing.
Sitharaman holds bilateral talks with her US, ASEAN counterparts in Singapore
Defence Ministers from ASEAN countries and that of Australia, C...
President Ram Nath Kovind embarks on key visits to Indo-Pacific region
The President’s visit is part of India’s continuing and growing engage...
Inclusion of steel in RCEP talks worries industry captains
Industry captains and experts have called on the government to “exercise caution” while finalising the multilateral trade agreement.
Delhi to host South Asia connectivity conference
Indo Pacific region is fast emerging as a pivot that is crucial to balancing global power and hence there is revived interest in the potential of South Asia.
Beijing ready to improve soured American military ties: US
"We need to make sure that when we step on one another's toes it doesn't escalate into something that would be catastrophic," Randall Schriver, the Pentagon's assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs said.
India and US mull working with Oz, Japan, ASEAN amidst China's rising influence
China recently deployed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-surface missile systems in the disputed South China Sea amid frequent forays by US naval and surveillance aircraft over the region to assert the freedom of navigation.
Local companies in a fix as steel imports surge
Shipments at zero duty from FTA countries have shot up by 67% in April-July 2019 against a 58% increase in the same period last year (April-July 2018).
Centre puts curbs on import of Agarbatti
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has amended category for raw agarbatti from ‘free’ to ‘restricted’.
RCEP asks India to make up its mind on staying in group
Talks are on for instantly ending tariff on 28% of traded goods, 35% in phases. India is likely to give Asean the steepest cut and China the least.
India to hold bilateral meetings with some RCEP members; next round of talks in Feb
After the bilateral meetings, the RCEP members will meet for the 25th round of negotiations in mid-February in Indonesia, the official added.
EU welcomes Indian participation for its proposed connectivity projects worth 60 bn Euros
“The EU is working on a proposal worth 60 billion euros for seven years for connectivity initiatives and would welcome suggestions from India to join this initiative,” EU ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski said.
Government in huddle as fragrance of Chinese agarbattis spreads far and wide
High-level meeting to chart revival path for indigenous industry.
Indian President to visit Myanmar as part of Indo-Pacific strategy
Through this visit, the President will reaffirm India’s commitment to developing its important partnership with Myanmar. This is a country where India’s "Act East” and "Neighbourhood First” policies intersect; it is also the only ASEAN member state that is both a land and maritime neighbour of India.
North-East being favoured for businesses and tourists: Rajnath Singh
With remarkable restoration of peace, North-East is emerging as a favoured destination of businesses and tourists- Union Home minister Rajnath Singh
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