Economic Studies
Interaction with Dr. Anantha Nageswaran

"The Chinese Economy: Trump Effect, Deleveraging, or Both?" The Vivekananda International Foundation organized an interaction with Dr Anantha Nageswaran (non-permanent Member of PM Economic Advisory Council and Distinguished Fellow, VIF) on....

After Withdrawing from RCEP What Next?

… should other members of RCEP be more accommodative towards India’s needs, and signal their willingness to discuss a win-win deal for India, that should be welcome ... the decision to join should be based primarily on whether it can significantl....

The China Factor in RCEP

After seven years of negotiations, the 16 participating states in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement issued a statement on 4 November 2019 at Bangkok, conveying that 15 of the participating states had concluded text-base....

Brexit and UK Elections

The Brexit debate has spilled over from Parliament to vote in elections. British Prime Minister Johnson suffered an initial set-back when Parliament voted Letwin Amendment on 19th October to delay Brexit deal by a vote of 322 to 306 until after it ....

Potential Paradigms of Connectivity: The Vladivostok Summit

The annual Summit mechanism between India and Russia, established during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first visit to India in October 2000, marks its 20th anniversary on 4-5 September 2019 in Vladivostok. Today, Vladivostok is Russia’s ....

Priority issues for India in External Trade

Four broad concerns capture the current context surrounding India’s external trade. First is our sluggish export performance for the last several years owing to global slowdown and also due to our declining competitiveness. With a share of 1.65 per....

An India-US Trade War Now?

The United States, under President Trump, has been at loggerheads with a long list of countries on trade related issues. This includes China, Canada, Mexico and India. The European Union has also suffered. In fact, the Trump administration has used t....

Moreh-Tamu: An Unfulfilled Potential

For India, Myanmar is a vital neighbour, located at a cusp connecting the region of South Asia to Southeast Asia. In the wake of India’s increasing engagement with the Southeast Asian neighours including the ASEAN countries, the Myanmar connect is ....

Dissecting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 document notes that the path to their future lies in three pillars, i.e., its status as the centre of the Muslim and Arab world; its desire to emerge as a global investment powerhouse and as the epicentre of trade connect....

Italy-EU-BRI- An Uncomfortable Triumvirate

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has taken a lot of criticism from financial institutions as well from some of the countries which had endorsed it when the project was launched in 2013. While the momentum of the BRI in Asia might have slowed down, ....

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