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Govt ‘more open’ to RCEP trade pact – Dominguez

Source: The Manila Times The Duterte administration will look “closely” at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), given its new policy of moving the country swiftly towards economic integration with fellow-members in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and … Continue reading

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“Trade deals can have adverse impact on access to generic medicines”

Source: Governance Now Interview with Dr Peter Ghys, interim director, strategic information and evaluation, UNAIDS  Dr Ghys also holds the post of chief, strategic information and monitoring division of UNAIDS. The division’s main functions include analysis of levels and trends … Continue reading

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India in the world of global uncertainties

It is important to signal that good economics rather than opportunistic politics will drive policy in the year ahead By Montek S. Ahluwalia, December 29, 2016 | Live Mint Demonetization has so dominated the news that little attention has been paid to … Continue reading

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Japan, China agree to press ahead on RCEP talks

By NHK World Officials of the Japanese and Chinese governments have agreed to move forward with talks on another economic partnership as the prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations are unclear. The officials met in Tokyo on Wednesday, with Japanese … Continue reading

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China wants to conclude RCEP trade talks in 2017

By Janne Suokas, December 27, 2016 | GB Times China said on Monday that it would step up free trade talks next year and strive to conclude negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The RCEP is a proposed free … Continue reading

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India-EFTA trade deal talks to be held in January

Source: PTI | December 28, 2016 NEW DELHI: With India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members resuming talks for the long-stalled proposed free trade agreement last month, senior officials of the four-nation bloc will visit here in January to … Continue reading

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Gov’t ‘more open’ to RCEP trade pact: Dominguez

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the Duterte administration will look “closely” at the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), given its new policy of moving the country swiftly towards economic integration with its fellow-members in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) … Continue reading

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