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RCEP likely to be signed in November next year

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 16 (UNI) The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which involves 16 countries, is expected to be signed in November 2018 during the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summit in Singapore.
RCEP negotiations have already missed two deadlines.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the leaders, who met for the first time during the RCEP Summit in Manila on Tuesday, agreed to undertake intensive negotiations to seek a consensus and reduce the gap, with a new target of November 2018.
"So far 20 rounds of negotiations and nine meetings at the ministerial levels have been held," he told Malaysian journalists, reports Bernama news agency.
If realised, the free trade agreement between the 10 ASEAN members and their six dialogue partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea - will create the world's largest trading bloc, covering nearly a third of the global economy.
It was officially launched at the 2012 ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Najib said ASEAN leaders noted that there were several issues regarding market access modality in the tariffs, services sector, investments and regulations which were unresolved which affected the negotiation process.
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Road accident claims eight lives in Mexico

Road accident claims eight lives in Mexico

22 Feb 2020 | 8:40 AM

Mexico City, Feb 22 (UNI) As many as eight people, including two women, were killed and six injured after a van collided with a tractor-trailer in the northern Mexican state of Durango, local authorities said.

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Indonesia: Min urges rich to marry poor to 'alleviate' poverty

21 Feb 2020 | 11:19 PM

Jakarta, Feb 21 (UNI) An Indonesian Minister has come up with an innovative solution to the country's poverty, suggesting that the rich people of the country should take the initiative to marry the poor, so as to reduce the nation's poverty rate.

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India Networking Gala organised at 70th Berlin International Film Festival

India Networking Gala organised at 70th Berlin International Film Festival

21 Feb 2020 | 8:05 PM

Berlin, Feb 21 (UNI) On opening day of the Berlin International Film Festival, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hosted India Networking Reception at Berlinale 2020.

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Trump complains about India's high tariffs

Trump complains about India's high tariffs

21 Feb 2020 | 7:56 PM

New Delhi (UNI) Prior to his maiden visit President Trump tweeted and complained that India has been hitting the US "very hard" on trade with high tariffs for many years and will "talk business" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote American products.

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