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UK wants closer ties with Indo-Pacific region - foreign minister
Britain is seeking to join the trans-Pacific trade pact known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which removes 95% of tariffs between its 11 members.
The ECTA not just a trade deal but an outcome of larger systemic confidence with Australia: S Jaishankar
India Australia leadership dialogue is taking place as India Australia relations have shifted gears and moved into a higher orbit.
Signs of an emerging France-Algeria-Tunisia axis to restrain Morocco
The visit was thus a telling declaration of intentions from both the Tunisian and Algerian regimes, who have ever since appeared to be striving to deepen bilateral ties to form a Maghrebi bloc to undermine Morocco’s strategic interests.
Q & A on IPEF (“Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity”)
The IPEF is the US’s latest strategy to be the global rule-maker on trade, food production, digital and data, the climate crisis, regulating services, corporate power to influence new laws, multinationals’ tax rates, and much else.
Trade agreement: Why India made a U-turn on free trade deals
Increased collaboration between countries like India, Australia, Japan and the US reflect their growing anxiety over China’s control over supply chains and its ability to disrupt them.
On the trade deal with the Europeans
The official EU commentary on the deal mentions (a) the wider political ties that New Zealand has with Europe, and (b) NZ’s welcoming mat to Europe’s foreign investors.
Will Biden’s proposed Latin America deal seek to repair past ‘free trade’ failures?
President Joe Biden announced the launch of a new economic proposal called the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity to deepen economic ties in the hemisphere.
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is a paradigm shift
The United States can no longer afford to buy geopolitical allies with market access.
China floats BRICS free-trade deal, while Russia’s Vladimir Putin calls for an alternative to US dollar
China has proposed a free-trade bloc among the five BRICS countries in a bid to enhance economic ties within the decade-old grouping, as its geopolitical rivalry heats up with the United States.
Why the US’ Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is really all about India
The framework is another attempt to bring India into the Western fold while positioning it more strategically in the Indo-Pacific trade network
US analyzes excluding Nicaragua from CAFTA for exchange with Russian troops
Joe Biden’s government is analyzing the possibility of launching "strong measures" against Managua at the invitation of external armies, especially "one that has invaded another country," says a US official.
Korea pushes for trade pacts with Middle East amid geopolitical shift
Korea seeks stronger presence in the region as tensions between Israel and Arab countries thaw.
How tension with Russia & China is pushing Europe to do more business with India
The European Union (EU) is now looking to do more business with India by way of greater investments in Europe as tension with Russia over the Ukraine war and geopolitical concerns with China pose massive challenges to the bloc and the world at large.
China to continue pushing for Pacific Island nations to sign regional trade and security agreement
China’s government says it remains confident it can strike a sweeping trade and security agreement with 10 Pacific Island states despite being forced to shelve its proposed agreement.
Pacific nations walk away from trade and security deal with China as Australia aims to ’build stronger family’
Pacific Island countries have agreed not to sign a region-wide trade and security deal with China after a high-level meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from 10 Pacific nations in Fiji.
India sees a second chance to pivot to the Indo-Pacific in new group that excludes China
Except for India and the US, all other nations in IPEF are part of the RCEP rival bloc. India’s aversion to a pact which includes China has geopolitical considerations at its root.
China offers South Pacific nations security, free trade agreements
China has put forward plans to dramatically expand security and economic cooperation with South Pacific nations, in what one regional leader called a thinly veiled effort to lock them into "Beijing’s orbit"
The what, where, how and why of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Unlike traditional FTAs, the IPEF employs a menu-based approach in which countries would launch separate negotiations under the four pillars of the initiative.
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is not an FTA: 5 things to know
Tailored pact seeks to counter China’s clout while protecting US workers.
The US kicks off neocolonialism via Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
The IPEF represents continuity between the colonialist past and neocolonialist present in the Indo-Pacific region.