COMMENTARY

WITH the negotiations for the mega regional free trade agreement (FTA) known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) almost at the finish line, there were still question marks if...

[NEW DELHI] India is drawing up a list of ‘must haves' to enable it to forge ahead with a pan-Asian free trade agreement, as pressure mounts on the South Asian nation to conclude discussions to...

EDITORIAL

THE Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has been billed as the "mother of all trade agreements", but one major stumbling block is whether one of its most important members - India...

FOREIGN Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday made a pitch for India to keep the faith with "the mother of all trade agreements" which is approaching the final stretch of negotiations between...

[NEW DELHI] India is unlikely to sign a China-backed Asia-Pacific trade pact because of opposition from industry and farmers, a powerful nationalist group tied to Prime Narendra Modi said on...

[WASHINGTON] Singapore's trade minister said on Wednesday he was hopeful that an Asia-wide trade pact, which is backed by China and excludes the United States, could be sealed by the end of...

ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

A CHINA-backed bid to complete the world's largest trade deal - without the United States - was pushed back to 2019 after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree on key terms at a...

[HANOI] Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday said he was not sure if an agreement on major regional trade pact backed by China will be finalised this year.

AEM MEETING

FRESH ministerial talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal began on Thursday afternoon, with Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing hoping for a clear...

AEM MEETING

FRESH ministerial talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal began on Thursday afternoon, with Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing hoping for a clear...