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Israel, EAEU resume talks on free trade agreement - Israeli ambassador in Russia
Israel has resumed negotiations with Russia on joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Israeli Ambassador to Russia, noting the developing economic relations as well as increasing trade between the two countries.
Thailand and Russia-led bloc to launch free trade talks
Partners aim to triple trade to $10bn by 2020.
China’s ’New Silk Road’ goes straight through the Caucasus
With its New Silk Road mega-project, China is building on old traditions. But hard-core geostrategic interests, not nostalgia, are guiding Beijing’s investments. Miodrag Soric reports from Tbilisi, Georgia.
British investor claims USD 500 million from Russian coal mine
A British investment group has demanded USD 500 million from Russia and accused the country of state-sponsored corporate theft in a battle for control of a Siberian coal mine.
What Armenia’s new agreement with the EU means
At the fifth Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, Armenia and the European Union signed a new framework agreement, dubbed the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.
S. Korea turning to Russia for free trade deal amid pressure from US
South Korea’s trade minister has met with Russian officials in Moscow, in a move to lay the groundwork for a free trade deal with a Russia-led union amid growing U.S. trade pressure.
Putin voices support for Asia Pacific FTA
Russia supports the idea of establishing a free trade area (FTA) in the Asia Pacific region, which is believed to enhance the country’s position in the region’s market, President Vladimir Putin said.
Russia free trade agreement not the priority: PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says securing a free trade agreement with the European Union is "top of our agenda" - and much higher than getting a deal with Russia across the line.
Russian energy firm Inter RAO demands $175m from Government of Georgia
Inter RAO structures claim $175 million loss was due to a refusal to raise energy tariffs when the Georgian national currency Lari was devaluated.
Faroe Islands, Russia mull free-trade deal
A decision is expected for September.
Russia offers support for FTA with EEU
Russia has offered its support for Pakistan’s entry into a free trade agreement with Eurasian Economic Union, of which Russia is a leading member.
Serbia ’moving forward’ with EAEU free trade deal
Marko Cadez, President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that Belgrade has been making progress on negotiating a free trade agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.
EEU closer to free trade deal with Iran
The Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union aims to finalize a free trade deal with Iran by the end of the year (2017), in a drive by Russia and its fellow members to deepen ties with Tehran.
India to seal pact with Russia-led grouping
India is set to formalise a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union, clearing the decks for negotiations on deepening trade relations with the five former Soviet republics.
Russia willing to start NZ free-trade talks
Russia is willing to restart free trade talks with New Zealand that were halted after the annexation of the Crimean peninsula, but Trade Minister Todd McClay says it is too soon to resume negotiations with the world’s 12th-biggest economy.
India, Russia to discuss free trade agreement, ways to bolster bilateral trade
Nirmala Sitharaman and Russia’s Denis Manturov will discuss possibility of a free trade agreement, or FTA, between India and Eurasian Economic Union.
Iran supports creation of free trade zone with EAEU
Iran wants to finalize the arrangements for an agreement on formation of a free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union
La fin du Partenariat transpacifique profitable à la Russie?
Le retrait des États-Unis du Partenariat transpacifique permet à la Russie et à la Chine d’intensifier leurs négociations sur la mise en place de zones de libre-échange avec leurs partenaires en Asie.
India, Russia to step up geopolitical and economic cooperation in 2017
At the bilateral level, Moscow and New Delhi are poised to make a trajectory shift, especially in the realms of two-way mutually beneficial economic linkages.
Moldova president hopes to cancel EU association agreement
Moldova’s president said he hoped the ex-Soviet nation’s association agreement with the European Union would be cancelled, paving the way for an alliance with Moscow.