Doubts over trade pact at SE Asian summit due to India’s new demands

“BANGKOK (Reuters) – Southeast Asian leaders, worried by the U.S.-China trade war, pushed for a deal on what could be the world’s largest trade bloc on Sunday as officials worked behind the scenes to try to salvage progress following new demands from India” writes Midwest Communications Inc for “This will help not only further strengthen our economic relations, but our trade will also be more balanced,” Modi said.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even mention the RCEP deal in opening remarks at a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders and instead spoke only of reviewing the existing trade agreement between ASEAN and India.

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