Swamy & Subramanian: Comment and context

In a series of tweets, Swamy alleged that “Arvind Subramanian of Washington DC” had urged the US to act against India’s national interests, and called for him to be sacked.

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Source: The Indian Express | June 23, 2016

After having written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan was “mentally not fully Indian”, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday trained his guns on Chief Economic Adviser to the Finance Ministry Arvind Subramanian. Continue reading

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Hoping Jobs for India Follow, Modi Clears Investors’ Path

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FDI up to 74% in brownfield pharma under automatic route

By PTI Source: The Economic Times | June 20, 2016

NEW DELHI: The government today allowed up to 74 per cent foreign direct investment in the existing pharmaceutical companies through automatic route, with an aim to promote the sector.

Earlier, 100 per cent FDI was permitted through government approval route. Continue reading

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Michael Froman: Where the TPP Stands

The U.S. trade representative discusses why trade politics have been so tough

Source: The Wall Street Journal | June 19, 2016

Trade has been battered in this presidential campaign, by the left and the right. To better understand what’s happening, Jeanne Cummings, political editor of The Wall Street Journal, sat down with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the White House’s chief negotiator on trade issues. Edited excerpts follow. Continue reading

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Fran O’Sullivan: Sceptics unmoved by spirit of glasnost

By Fran O’Sullivan, New Zealand Herald | June 16, 2016

Predictably NZ’s free trade sceptics – including the ubiquitous Jane Kelsey – were not impressed with Todd McClay’s effort to inject a spirit of glasnost into the RCEP negotiations in Auckland this week. Continue reading

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RCEP: The new TPP?

Source: www.newshub.co.nz

Foreign trade representatives have descended on SkyCity in Auckland again, but they’re not here for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Sixteen Pacific Rim nations are negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as an alternative in case the TPP falls through, but Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey says it’s no better. Continue reading

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Free-trade sceptics give ‘Asian TPP’ the thumbs down

An attempt to consult with the public over the Asian version of the TPP has been given the thumbs down by free-trade sceptics.

By Patrick O’Meara, Economics Correspondent Source: www.radionz.co.nz

A live-streamed public meeting was held yesterday as part of the talks in Auckland this week about the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

The 13th round of talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – the Asian version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – is under way in Auckland. Continue reading

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