Union Budget 2021: US business advocacy group urges Nirmala Sitharaman to lower tariff to compete with RCEP
India had walked out of the RCEP, a 14-member group led by China, as negotiations failed to address New Delhi's outstanding issues and concerns
India's decision to leave RCEP is mistake, should join trading bloc 'as soon as possible', says Montek Singh Alhuwalia
Addressing a virtual event organised by the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, the former chairperson of the Planning Commission added that India isn't going to be part of the global supply chain if it keeps increasing tariffs
The talks for the FTA have been stalled since May 2013 when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues, including on data security status for the IT sector
Economic hurdles and role of China mean staying out of RCEP isn't the wrong move for India... for now
For now, there are a handful of major economic concerns that preclude India from considering the RCEP... and one rather formidable geopolitical one
The RCEP covers a larger population than any previous regional free trade agreement and could help further cement China’s image as the dominant economic power in its neighborhood
Last year, India had exited the RCEP agreement over concerns about cheap Chinese goods entering the country. India was a notable absentee during Sunday's virtual signing
India should heed appeal by RCEP members to return to negotiating table; then battle hard for equitable deal
On Wednesday, representatives from ASEAN, along with Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia and China participated virtually in the 10th RCEP inter-sessional ministerial meeting
Galwan Valley clashes may have been China's pushback against efforts to thwart its ambitions for Indo-Pacific region
In the days since the violent face-off took place between the soldiers of the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, the Chinese media has time and again brought the US and its Indo-Pacific Strategy into the conversation
Govt must come clean on real fiscal deficit in Union Budget, worst may be over for FMCG sector; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro
The FMCG sector had a tough time in financial year 2020, as sales growth slid every quarter.
Indian economy well-poised to take off; govt will hold discussions with Britain, EU on free trade agreements, says Piyush Goyal
On RCEP, Goyal said it was an "unbalanced trade agreement, which was really not fulfilling the guiding principles on which RCEP started about eight years ago, therefore India chose not to participate in it".
ASEAN Secretariat invites India for RCEP meeting next month in Bali, govt yet to decide on participation
The RCEP, comprising 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.
S Jaishankar says India has not closed doors on China-backed RCEP, will evaluate deal on its trade, economic merit
India has not closed its doors on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and will carry out a cost-benefit analysis to evaluate its merit, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday
BRICS is an idea whose time has come and gone; for India, the only benefit is an alternative platform for China outreach
The BRICS Summit returned to Brazil after five years — as per the rotational nature of venues among the five member States — this week (13 and 14 November)
US-China trade deal will go through; sandwiched between super powers, India must learn to plan, invest to protect its sovereignty
India still is at the mercy of America and China.
Why Moody’s cut its India credit rating outlook, investors taking refuge in gold ETFs; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro
Two years ago, Moody’s had upgraded India to Baa2 with a stable outlook from Baa3, the lowest investment rating.
China downplays India's decision not to sign RCEP trade deal, says member nations ready to address New Delhi's concerns
China on Wednesday played down India's decision not to join the mega RCEP trade deal, saying the members of the grouping are prepared to work together to address New Delhi's concerns
Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run
RCEP deal: It is strange to call a decision a metric of 'strength', that has been taken out of fear. Regardless of the Opposition's or government's narrative, the fact remains that India's move to walk out of RCEP deal was borne out of worry against competition.
After India declines to join RCEP, China says it will follow principle of 'mutual understanding' to resolve outstanding issues
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed India's decision not to join the RCEP deal at a summit meeting of the 16-nation bloc, effectively wrecking its aim to create the world's largest free trade area having half of the world's population.
India stood its ground at RCEP negotiations and in the national interest decided not to join the China-led mega-trade pact, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday
Industry, traders and farmers on Monday appreciated the Modi government's decision not to join China-backed mega Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)