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India, Oman agree to have joint feasibility study on limited trade deal
The development is taking place at a time when India is set to begin deeper engagements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries towards inking a free trade agreement (FTA).
India’s trade pacts: A toss-up between strategic interests, economic gains
After a long hiatus, India has resumed its engagement with trade pacts. To what extent do these deals weigh on economic considerations? More importantly, how similar are they to strategic alliances?
Scoping exercise for FTA between India, GCC underway to create jobs: Piyush Goyal
India has started the scoping exercise of deciding the type of framework of free trade agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council.
PH eyes concluding trade deal with UAE next year
Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry targets to conclude the trade and investment agreement with the United Arab Emirates
UAE, Chile to consolidate trade ties with CEPA
CEPA negotiations are expected to finish in the next six months, said Chilean vice minister of Trade. A framework of protection for investors and double taxation agreements are also under discussion.
Xi meets Middle East leaders, vowing to enhance cooperation with GCC and accelerate FTA talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping met up with leaders from the Gulf countries, underlining strengthening the cooperation with the regional countries in speeding up free trade negotiation.
UK, Gulf may sign post-Brexit trade deal this year, Bahrain says
A trade deal between the UK and a six country bloc of Gulf oil producers including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be concluded before the end of this year.
Traders eye key trade talks that may boost Mideast oil to Korea
Oil traders are turning their focus to a potential trade agreement between South Korea and some major Persian Gulf producers that may reduce prices of Middle Eastern crude in the months to come.
Korea, GCC to resume free trade talks after 12-year hiatus
A potential free trade agreement between the two sides will increase mutual benefits in the fields of goods, service, investment, intellectual property and energy, said Korean President.
China and Gulf states pledge to ’inject new impetus’ into talks on free trade agreement
Beijing and Gulf states say they are committed to reviving long-dormant talks aimed at reaching a free trade agreement, as they look to strengthen ties and deepen economic cooperation in the face of strained relations with the West.
Oman and Britain sign investment partnership as trade deal with GCC nears
Oman is keen to support the ambitions of British investors looking to inject capital in the country in sectors as varied as clean energy, mining, manufacturing, logistics, tourism and fisheries.
Gulf ministers visit China amid energy fears
The visit may "make breakthroughs" in talks over a China-GCC free-trade agreement.
Pakistan and GCC finalise strategic dialogue to boost trade ties
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister and GCC Secretary-General reviewed the latest developments and progress on the free trade agreement
Britain and GCC agree to ’work rapidly’ towards free trade deal
Britain and the Gulf states have agreed to an “ambitious strategic partnership” after issuing a detailed joint communique.
FTA talks with Canada next year; GCC wants trade pact with India: Piyush Goyal
India will launch talks for a free trade agreement with Canada next March or April and that all countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council have approached New Delhi to begin negotiations.
Less than a third of UK public would support a Saudi Arabia trade deal
Government data, released after pressure from Labour, shows just 27% would be in favour of such a deal as Liz Truss visits Gulf state.
UK, Gulf nations negotiate free trade deal
Britain wants comprehensive agreement that breaks down trade barriers
Korea eyes resumption of new FTA with group of Arab nations
South Korea’s trade ministry said Monday it aims to resume talks for a new free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to forge deeper economic ties with the Middle East after a hiatus of more than 10 years.
India begins talks on free trade agreement with UAE
Pact to help India increase exports in goods, services; lead to possible FTA with GCC.
British government aims for £5bn Gulf trade deal
UK officials are working on a new trade deal with the six members of the GCC, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia.