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Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defense of free trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday in a speech that underscored Beijing's desire to play a greater global role as the...
A letter from Kerala's Agriculture minister V.S. Sunil Kumar to the Central government highlights apprehensions about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a trade deal that will bind India to Asia Pacific's manufacturing and agricultural powerhouses. No one, least of all the states who bear the actual consequences, has a clue about what is being negotiated, the tariff lines being conceded, the products in the negative list, and what sectors and states will be affected.
The Indian Prime Minister's visits to Kathmandu have focused on injecting optimism in ties, articulating a vision for the future, reviving old friendships, and exploring new partnerships. But could this prove to be game-changing for India and Nepal?