India’s trade deficit with 11 economic partners likely to muffle its voice at RCEP negotiations

Experts are cautious about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiation, as India has reported a trade deficit with as many as 11 RCEP member countries in the 2018-19 fiscal. 

published on : 20th May 2019

China is blocking development in South China Sea through coercive means: Mike Pompeo

To contrast, the US Government promotes energy security for those Southeast Asian nations, he said in his address to one of the largest gathering of global energy leaders.

published on : 13th March 2019

Huge investment opportunities for ASEAN companies in India: MoS Commerce and Industry

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry CR Chaudhary on Friday said that companies from India and ASEAN countries can also form joint ventures for the purpose.

published on : 22nd February 2019

Pakistan blocks South Asia’s trade growth

Over the past two decades, India has sought to promote the growth of trade, investment and connectivity in an area extending from Kabul to Bangkok, through SAARC and BIMSTEC.

published on : 27th January 2019

India needs to boost exports with ASEAN countries: Indian High Commissioner to Singapore

Indian High Commissioner to Singapore Jawad Ashraf felt that India's trade with the South East Asian nations is below potential.

published on : 26th January 2019

India to hold bilateral meetings with some RCEP members; next round of talks in February

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a mega free trade agreement, which aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and IP rights.

published on : 25th December 2018

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte jokes he used marijuana at ASEAN summit meeting

The 73-year-old Duterte said he used marijuana to keep himself awake at the ASEAN meeting.

published on : 3rd December 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind to embark on maiden visit to Vietnam, Australia

The President will also address the Australia Financial Review Business event and attend dinner at the Australia-India Business Council.

published on : 16th November 2018

India, US, Australia, Japan discuss regional and global issues of common interest in Indo-Pacific region

The US has been pushing for a broader role by India in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region.

published on : 15th November 2018

ASEAN summit: US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

Trade tensions between the US and China over Beijing's technology policy and other market access issues have added to strains within the region, especially since Trump took office in early 2017.

published on : 15th November 2018

World War II finally ends: Russia and Japan to accelerate peace treaty talks stalled by island row

The two countries are still technically at war, with neither side historically prepared to budge on a row over the ownership of the islands seized by Russia in the closing days of the conflict.

published on : 15th November 2018

'Partnership also includes our pressure': US urges sustained sanctions pressure on North Korea

While Trump has struck an optimistic tone in public, there are indications Pyongyang is not moving quickly enough towards abandoning its nuclear weapons.​

published on : 15th November 2018

Shinzo Abe willing to talk WWII peace treaty with Vladimir Putin

The two leaders met face-to-face on the sidelines of the regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore.

published on : 14th November 2018

PM Narendra Modi meets Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Singapore

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.

published on : 14th November 2018

ASEAN Plus China Summit: Asian leaders push toward pacts on South China Sea, trade

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said the region has set a good example of managing those territorial disputes and keeping the peace as it works toward setting a code of conduct to govern navigation. 

published on : 14th November 2018
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