Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Asia Pacific Nov 5, 2019

Indian firms and farmers applaud Modi's move to reject RCEP trade deal

Indian farmers and businesses on Tuesday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to opt out of a sprawling Asian trade pact, with the country's largest dairy producer Amul thanking the leader for "supporting livelihoods." New Delhi's 11th-hour rejection of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ...

What's the RCEP, and what happened to the TPP?

Business / Economy Nov 5, 2019

What's the RCEP, and what happened to the TPP?

When it comes to sweeping global free-trade agreements, U.S. President Donald Trump isn't the only party pooper. Two years after Trump withdrew the U.S. from a 12-nation deal known as the TPP, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pulled his country out of a ...

ASEAN leaders hope for breakthrough in talks on RCEP trade deal

Business Nov 3, 2019

ASEAN leaders hope for breakthrough in talks on RCEP trade deal

Southeast Asian leaders meet for a second day in Thailand on Sunday, hoping for a breakthrough in talks over the world's largest trade deal to help throw off the torpor that has gripped the global economy since the U.S.-China tariff war began. The 10-member Association ...

Abe to attend ASEAN-related summits in Thailand

National / Politics Nov 2, 2019

Abe to attend ASEAN-related summits in Thailand

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a three-day trip to Thailand from Sunday to attend a series of summits related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including one to negotiate a region-wide free trade deal, the government said. During his stay in Bangkok, Abe ...

No substantial progress achieved at RCEP meeting in Bangkok

Business Sep 9, 2019

No substantial progress achieved at RCEP meeting in Bangkok

Ministers from 16 countries negotiating an Asian free trade pact failed to make significant progress Sunday at a meeting in the Thai capital, according to Japan's representatives. Speaking to reporters after the single day of talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Minister of Economy, ...