Black money: Swiss to publish first list of dormant assets in December
Black money: Swiss to publish first list of dormant assets in December

Having started making public the names of Indians and other foreigners with bank accounts that are under scanner, Switzerland will now publish in December a list of accounts that have remained unclaimed for 60 years.

Crucial for India to become part of RCEP: Comm Secy

There are three important multilateral free trade agreements on the anvil and it's important for India to become part of RCEP with a view to stepping up its share of global trade and investment, a top government official said.

India, Australia walk the talk, bridge gap on FTA issues

India and Australia are moving towards concluding negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year, with both sides narrowing their differences on major issues.

Trade Ministers of 16 countries to meet in July to clinch RCEP

The 16 economies account for over a quarter of the world economy. RCEP negotiations were launched in Phnom Penh in November 2012.

Indian MPs to discuss FTA, security in Australia, New Zealand

A delegation of Indian lawmakers led by Minister of State for Skill Development Rajeev Pratap Rudy is on a 10-day visit to Australia and New Zealand where various bilateral issues including business and security would be discussed.

Sitharaman-EU trade commissioner meeting next week on FTA

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet her EU counterpart Cecila Malmstrom next week to take stock of the proposed FTA at political level, European Union envoy Joao Cravinho has said while identifying cars and services among others as issues that need attention.

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Amul MD cautions government about dumping of dairy products

The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets its products under the Amul brand, has requested the government not to allow other countries to dump their dairy products in India under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

India, Japan vow to conclude FTA talks by 2015-end

India and Japan Thursday pledged to fast-track negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega free trade deal, and wrap it up by the end of 2015.

Right time for talks on India-EU free trade pact: Commerce Secretary

Besides demanding significant duty cuts for exporting automobiles to India, EU wants tax reduction in wines/spirits and dairy products as well as a strong intellectual property regime (IPR) in the country.

India ready to talk with EU on FTA: Nirmala

Negotiations for the proposed free trade agreement with the European Union may resume as India on Monday said that it is "ready to talk" with the EU on the pact.

India-EU FTA talks unlikely to move forward sans data security

India is asking for data secure nation status from the European Union (EU). The tag is crucial as it will have a bearing on Indian IT companies wanting market access in the 28-nation bloc.

EU seeks PM Modi intervention to resume FTA talks

Keen to expand economic ties with India, the European Union has sought a 'political push' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restart the stalled talks for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expressed readiness to adopt flexibility to iron out differences on crucial issues.

Highest priority to sign FTA with India by year end: Australia

Pointing out that Australia has inked FTAs with china, Japan and Korea, the country's Minister for trade and investment Andrew Robb said: "Our highest FTA priority is now the conclusion of a bilateral trade deal with India.

FTAs not hurting domestic manufacturing: Commerce Ministry

Brushing aside concerns of Indian industry over free trade agreements (FTAs), senior commerce ministry officials Monday said it has not led to any spurt in imports or export of raw materials.

India's business with ASEAN countries only 30% of total trade

India's business with ASEAN countries is only 30 percent of total ASEAN trade even as the thrust is on increasing business through infrastructural development connecting important trade points, Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa said on Tuesday.

'India willing to go ahead with free trade pact with EU'

India on Wednesday said it is willing to go in for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union but wants the 27-member bloc to address the issues flagged by New Delhi.

FTA to help Indian service providers gain higher market access

India had proposed circulation process for signing the pact with ASEAN.

India signs FTA in services, investments with ASEAN

India has signed the free trade agreement (FTA) in services and investments with 10-member ASEAN, paving the way for freer movement of professionals and further opening opportunities for investments.

Canada asks India to accelerate efforts to conclude FTA

Canada has urged India to accelerate efforts to conclude a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) that would stimulate trade and investment between the countries.