Piyush Goyal keen to clinch a trade deal with US



The high point of the trip will be Goyal’s meeting with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on November 13, which is expected to see the USTR push India towards lower import duties in a broad range of areas.



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Demonetise Rs 2000 notes, says ex-babu in fin min



“Cash is still quite high in the system. There is also stocking of Rs 2,000 notes in evidence. The expansion of digital payments is taking place all over the world. It is happening in India as well. The pace is much slower,” S C Garg, who took VRS from government service after he was abruptly shifted out of the finance ministry, said in a note.



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India opts out of RCEP as 'key concerns not addressed'



India has been forcefully raising the issue of market access as well as protected lists of goods mainly to shield its domestic market as there have been fears that the country may be flooded with cheap Chinese agricultural and industrial products once it signs the deal.



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RCEP a done deal, but signing put off to Feb: Sources



Sources said China was forcefully pushing for inking the deal during the RCEP summit later in the day, which was seen as an attempt to counter-balance the impact of its lingering trade war with the US as well as to project the region’s economic might to the West.



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India has stopped working in bureaucratic manner: PM



The prime minister was speaking at an event to mark golden jubilee of the Aditya Birla Group’s presence in Thailand.



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Rajan reacts to FM: 2/3rds of my term was in BJP rule



Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, who faced a stinging attack from Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for presiding over the “worst phase” of the Indian banking sector, on Thursday reminded her that two-third of his tenure as the head of the central bank was under the Bharatiya Janata Party government.



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