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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – Will it counter TPP?

RCEP is considered as an alternative to Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the six states with …

Privatisation of Air India – Should India’s Public Sector Airline be Disinvested?

NITI Aayog recommended for privatisation of Air India and the cabinet committee gave “in-principle” approval for privatising Air India. But should Air India be disinvested? In this post, we discuss Indian aviation sector, Air India-Indian Airlines merger, and will see if the reasons for privatisation can be justified or not. Background …