Narendra Modi has done well to keep India out of RCEP, but WTO-style bargaining for future entry is a good idea
As for RCEP, India must keep its doors open for possible future engagements. For this, RCEP should be viewed as a "mini-WTO" where India can negotiate the details of its entry.
From mocking Sonia Gandhi to praising Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal's views on RCEP membership mark quite the U-turn
However, Goyal's tweets stand out because his position was a virtual volte-face merely from two days ago when he mocked Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the issue and had also supported India joining RCEP, a proposed alternative to the western hegemony on world trade
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However, Pawar did not give any sign of his party changing its 'we will sit in Opposition' stand in Maharashtra, which is waiting for a new government more than a week after announcement of poll results on 24 October.
Narendra Modi in Bangkok: PM holds bilateral meetings with Australian, Vietnamese counterparts on sidelines of ASEAN summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held separate bilateral meetings with his Australian and Vietnamese counterparts during which key bilateral and regional issues were discussed, officials said.
Congress claims victory after India decides not to join RCEP, forceful opposition ensured BJP govt backs out, says Randeep Singh Surjewala
With India deciding not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Congress on Monday claimed victory saying its forceful opposition has ensured that the BJP government backs out from bartering the interests of farmers, dairy producers, fishermen and small and medium businessmen
India will not join Asian trade deal RCEP: Narendra Modi says agreement doesn't reflect original intent, can't compromise on core interests
India has decided not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement as its key concerns have not been addressed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attending the ASEAN summit in Bangkok, stood firm on India’s concerns in the trade deal not being addressed and decided there cannot be any compromise on core interests
Senior leaders from Congress, RLSP, CPM, TMC, DMK meet to discuss slowing economy and implications of RCEP negotiations
Senior Opposition leaders met on Monday to discuss the slide in the economy as well as the ongoing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations in Bangkok and the agreement's implications for India.
RCEP: Asia-wide trade pact on course despite doubts raised by India; committed to sign deal in 2020, says Thailand
RCEP includes the 10-member grouping of Southeast Asian nations, as well as China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Narendra Modi to attend ASEAN Summit in Bangkok today; meeting with counterparts from Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar on the cards
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bangkok on Sunday, after arriving in the Thai capital on Saturday for a three-day visit
North East India will be gateway to Southeast Asia, says Narendra Modi in address to Indian diaspora in Thailand ahead of RCEP summit
North East India is being developed as a gateway to Southeast Asia under Central government's Act East Policy (AEP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday while addressing an event in Thailand
Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt over RCEP, says trade pact will deal 'body blow' to Indian economy, cause hardship for farmers
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the government on the state of the economy, saying signing the RCEP agreement will result in "untold hardship" for farmers, shopkeepers and small enterprises
Mutually beneficial RCEP trade deal in India's interest, have put forward 'reasonable proposals', Narendra Modi tells Bangkok newspaper
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is 'clear' that a mutually beneficial RCEP, in which all sides gain reasonably, is in interests of the country and of all nations involved in the negotiation
RCEP trade pact: Govt to protect interest of industry before entering into any agreement, says Piyush Goyal
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday that the government will protect the interest of domestic industry before entering into the proposed mega free-trade pact RCEP, which is in the last phase of negotiations
Wrong to dismiss 'informal' Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping summit, but economics must now catch up with optics
It is necessary to understand that the 'informal' summit style set in place by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has its own set of connotations
India pursues China-led trade deal despite domestic opposition; critics say cheap Chinese products will flood local markets
India is pressing ahead with talks to join a China-led free trade pact, officials said on Thursday, despite the fears of some domestic producers that the country would be flooded with cheaper Chinese imports
Steel ministry to give formal view on RCEP after meeting with stakeholders; industry concerned over China presence in group
Steelmakers are in fact demanding that steel products should be kept out of the purview of the RCEP as the mega trade pact could lead to flooding of products from nations like Japan, South Korea and China.
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Kerala government called for an all-party meeting on Sabarimala issue today, Narendra Modi will attend the East Asia Summit in Singapore on Thursday, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will have a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony on Thursday - here are the day's top stories.
China-backed trade deal that excludes US to take centre stage at ASEAN Summit as Donald Trump skips conference
World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.
Suresh Prabhu says negotiations on RCEP trade deal to continue in 2019, more rounds of talks required to sort out issues
Negotiations for the mega-trade deal RCEP will continue in 2019 as more rounds of talks are required to sort out issues pertaining to goods and services, Suresh Prabhu said.