Thai policemen outside the venue for the 35th Asean Summit in Nonthaburi province. Photo: EPA

16 Asian countries close in on mammoth trade agreement at Asean summit, but will India be in?

  • Fears mount that New Delhi could be spurned from regional pact after its negotiators issue fresh set of demands amid domestic pressure to protect local industries
  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would create a free-trade zone producing 39 per cent of total global output
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Thai policemen outside the venue for the 35th Asean Summit in Nonthaburi province. Photo: EPA
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