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Ong: RCEP nations may proceed without India

KUALA LUMPUR: Indications have shown that the 15 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries are likely to proceed with the trade deal despite India opted to sit out, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming. The recent

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Modi rejects Asia trade pact to protect India’s interests

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday that he could not compromise the interests of farmers and workers at home by joining a China-led regional trade pact after it failed to address Delhi’s concerns over market access. The Regional Comprehensive

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Dr M: It is not easy to conclude RCEP talks

BANGKOK: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said it is not easy to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as it needs to reach an agreement by all 16-RCEP countries. Mahathir, who is leading a Malaysian delegation

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India-China spat delays global trade matters

NEW DELHI: A spat between the world’s most populous countries is holding up a pan-Asian trade agreement encompassing nearly a third of all global trade. Trade ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries this week hailed a “critical milestone” after seven years

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