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Davos 2020: WTO will survive but it will look different, says Roberto Azevedo amid growing call for protectionism over free trade
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Davos 2020: WTO will survive but it will look different, says Roberto Azevedo amid growing call for protectionism over free trade

Amid a growing clamour among the political class for protectionism over free trade, WTO chief Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday said at the WEF Davos summit that the global trade body would definitely survive this wave but it might look different

Donald Trump says Kim Jong-un risks losing 'everything' after North Korea claims to have carried out 'very important test'
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Donald Trump says Kim Jong-un risks losing 'everything' after North Korea claims to have carried out 'very important test'

Donald Trump said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing 'everything' if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearise after the North said it had carried out a 'successful test of great significance'

North Korea carries out 'very important test' at its rocket launch site, says move will affect country's strategic position
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North Korea carries out 'very important test' at its rocket launch site, says move will affect country's strategic position

North Korea said Sunday it carried out a 'very important test' at its long-range rocket launch site that will have a key effect on the country's strategic position.

South Korea's Moon Jae-in calls for Chinese role in denuclearising Korean peninsula, ending stand-off with North
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South Korea's Moon Jae-in calls for Chinese role in denuclearising Korean peninsula, ending stand-off with North

South Korean president Moon Jae-in said Thursday the global diplomatic push to defuse the nuclear stand-off with North Korea is at a 'critical crossroads' and has called for China to continue serving a 'positive role' in denuclearising the Korean Peninsula and stabilising peace

India pulls out of RCEP: Industry, traders and farmers welcome Narendra Modi govt's decision
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India pulls out of RCEP: Industry, traders and farmers welcome Narendra Modi govt's decision

Industry, traders and farmers on Monday appreciated the Modi government's decision not to join China-backed mega Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

BCIM 2019: Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar agree to uphold multilateralism, free trade at 13th meeting of forum
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BCIM 2019: Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar agree to uphold multilateralism, free trade at 13th meeting of forum

Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) on Thursday called for upholding multilateralism and free trade in the 13th BCIM meet, which is held in China. The parties asserted that comprehensive connectivity in rail, roads, waterways, aviation, energy and the digital sector will greatly enhance competitiveness. The 14th meeting of BMIC is scheduled to take place in India.

Industry, exporters should not depend on subsidies; work on improving competitiveness: Piyush Goyal
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Industry, exporters should not depend on subsidies; work on improving competitiveness: Piyush Goyal

On export credit, Goyal said it was discussed in detail and a meeting has been called Friday to further deliberate on the matter

Angela Merkel likely to miss opening of G20 Summit after plane makes emergency landing due to technical snag
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Angela Merkel likely to miss opening of G20 Summit after plane makes emergency landing due to technical snag

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Cologne on Thursday due to a technical problem.

Remembering TN Srinivasan: A towering figure in Indian economics who embraced 1991 liberalisation with passion
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Remembering TN Srinivasan: A towering figure in Indian economics who embraced 1991 liberalisation with passion

Srinivasan will definitely be remembered for his contribution to the opening up of the economy, though admittedly a lot of what has happened is due to external pressure (IMF) or political dictum.

As three 'foreign' economic advisers leave, questions loom on inward-looking policies, protectionism
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As three 'foreign' economic advisers leave, questions loom on inward-looking policies, protectionism

the economy was in a mess because of “foreign-trained” professors with little field experience.

Theresa May secures Cabinet agreement on Brexit plan, gets support for 'business-friendly' proposal to restart talks with EU
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Theresa May secures Cabinet agreement on Brexit plan, gets support for 'business-friendly' proposal to restart talks with EU

Theresa May secured a cabinet agreement on Friday for her plans to leave the European Union, overcoming rifts among her ministers.

India, ASEAN must work for early conclusion of RCEP, says Singapore finance minister Keat
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India, ASEAN must work for early conclusion of RCEP, says Singapore finance minister Keat

The RCEP aims at liberalising norms for trade in goods and services and boost investment among 16-member countries.

G7 and SCO summits: Retrenching US amid China's expanding hegemony in trade points to new world order
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G7 and SCO summits: Retrenching US amid China's expanding hegemony in trade points to new world order

That the US hegemony is now facing stiff competition from China was stark at the G7 and SCO summits.

Donald Trump declares US 'open for business' under his tenure, pushes 'America First' message at Davos
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Donald Trump declares US 'open for business' under his tenure, pushes 'America First' message at Davos

Declaring that America is open for business under his leadership, US president Donald Trump told a gathering of political and business elites that the economic growth taking place in the US due to his "America first" agenda also benefits the rest of the world

Far from rattling China, US National Security Strategy has instead given Beijing moral high ground to berate Trump administration
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Far from rattling China, US National Security Strategy has instead given Beijing moral high ground to berate Trump administration

As long as the language of these documents remains vague and devoid of any tactical actions, the China will consider them not worth the paper it’s written on.

Donald Trump strikes conciliatory note in first address to US Congress, sounds presidential
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Donald Trump strikes conciliatory note in first address to US Congress, sounds presidential

Donald Trump seems to be coming to terms with understanding the tone and tenor a president's address must strike

Now, China slams Donald Trump, claims 'US voters deserve better'
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Now, China slams Donald Trump, claims 'US voters deserve better'

Donald Trump is playing the "China-bashing card" to rescue falling poll numbers but has no real ideas to resolve the two nations' differences, China said.

Dear Mr Cameron, India’s plumbers are better than Polish ones
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Dear Mr Cameron, India’s plumbers are better than Polish ones

It is the longest running Western hypocrisy to speak the language of free trade while excluding the free movement of labour from the discourse.

EU terms some Indian policies as protectionist
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EU terms some Indian policies as protectionist

Terming some of the recent steps taken by the Indian government like banning of cotton export as protectionist, EU said that liberalised trade was essential to stimulate growth in times of global economic uncertainty.