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Economic Survey 2013-14: Do a reality check on FTAs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:57

The Economic Survey Wednesday made a case for a "reality check" on large number of free trade pacts implemented by the country as they are adversely impacting the domestic industry.

EU signs trade pact with Ukraine, threatens sanctions on Russia

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:06

The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday.

US not `bullying` Malaysia over trade pact: Obama

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 16:27

President Barack Obama today denied that America was `bullying` Malaysia in the ongoing negotiations for a US-led free trade initiative involving 12 Pacific rim economies.

India, Russia to set up study group on free trade pact

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:38

India and Russia Wednesday agreed to set up a Joint Study Group to explore the possibility of negotiating a comprehensive free trade agreement between New Delhi and the customs union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

EU hopes to have FTA with India very soon

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 19:41

The European Union on Friday said it was confident of inking the long-pending free trade pact with India later this year as talks on most issues are "closed" except duty-related matters including on wine and automobiles.

Ukraine bailout an act of `brotherly love`, not connected to EU talks: Putin

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 15:32

After averting a major economic crisis in Ukraine by granting a $15bn bailout, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended the assistance saying it was done for the sake of a “brotherly” nation and ruled out any connection with European Union talks.

India-EU free trade pact not likely in 3-4 years: Think tank

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 15:23

"It's (conclusion of India-EU free trade pact, also known as BTIA) not likely to happen in the next three to four years," the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) director Fredrik Erixon has said.

'Low FDI cap in insurance an issue in India-EU trade pact'

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 23:12

Low FDI cap in the insurance sector is an 'outstanding issue' for India-EU free trade pact and the EU is waiting for the Indian Parliament to pass the bill that aims to raise the limit, a European Union official has said.

Ukraine holds key to Putin`s dream of a new union

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 18:44

Ukraine`s refusal to sign a trade pact drawing it into Europe`s orbit marked a victory for Vladimir Putin.

Free trade pact: EU says ball is in India's court

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 22:51

EU is keen on the agreement but "yes" ball is in India's court as it has certain issues, Almunia told reporters here.

US upbeat on mega Asia-Pacific free trade pact

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 19:53

he United States said on Saturday a tough, year-end deadline for a giant free trade pact in the Asia-Pacific was achievable, after negotiators made "significant progress" on sensitive issues.

Asian countries decide to create trade pact for Asia-Pacific

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 23:14

Business leaders of Asian nations on Wednesday decided to promote new free trade agreements and strengthen the existing pacts to use them as building blocks for creating a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP).