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BNP Paribas chief concedes bank faces 'severe' punishment

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:05

The head of BNP Paribas has conceded the bank will be "punished severely" ahead of what is expected to be a multi-billion dollar fine for breaching US economic sanctions.

China, Australia to speed up FTA talks

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 02:03

China and Australia Saturday expressed hope to hasten negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and strike a deal as soon as possible.

RCEP important agreement for India: Commerce Secy

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 23:18

The mega free trade agreement - Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is an important pact for India and industry should equip itself to avail the opportunities which would emerge from this, a top government official on Friday said.

Process to sign FTA with ASEAN completed: Khurshid

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 20:30

India has so far concluded 10 FTAs with Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia among others.

India-EFTA free trade pact talks stuck on IPR issue

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 13:50

Negotiations for the free trade agreement between India and EFTA, four-member grouping that includes Switzerland, was stuck on the issue of intellectual property regime (IPR).

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.

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.

European Union keen on concluding FTA talks with India by 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 18:23

The EU side has been demanding significant duty cuts in automobiles, tax reduction in wines and spirits and dairy products and a stronger intellectual property regime.

‘India-EU trade deal unlikely in FY 2013-14’

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 19:32

A free trade deal between India and the European Union is unlikely before the 2014 general elections as the current government won`t be willing to make any unpopular compromises required to conclude the agreement, says a top diplomat from the grouping.

India-UK FTA should progress: Cameron

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 23:19

British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and the UK needs to progress.

EU, US resume trade talks despite spy scandal

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 13:46

The EU and United States resume talks Monday on the world`s largest free-trade accord aiming to make progress despite damaging revelations of US spying on its allies.