Africa gathering looks to 'historic' free-trade deal

Business Jul 5, 2019

Africa gathering looks to 'historic' free-trade deal

Ministers from across Africa began work Thursday ahead of a weekend summit to formally launch a free-trade agreement hailed by the continent's 55-nation bloc as "historic." Opening the meeting in the Niger capital Niamey, AU Commission chief Moussa Faki Mahamat lauded the newly minted African ...

India to adopt new approach toward free trade agreements

Business Nov 19, 2018

India to adopt new approach toward free trade agreements

by Atul Ranjan

India is planning to adopt a new strategy toward negotiating free trade agreements even as the country is engaged in talks with members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the proposed ASEAN-focused regional free trade area. As part of the strategy, the South Asian country ...

Business Nov 6, 2018

Cabinet sends Japan-EU free trade pact to the Diet

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to ratify a massive free trade agreement with the European Union. The Abe administration hopes to gain Diet approval during the current extraordinary session through Dec. 10 to complete domestic procedures by the end of the year. If the ...