Monologue - People Speak - December 2014 March 2018 issue

Monologue - People Speak - December 2014

Highlighting opinions & thoughts of policymakers and think-tanks on global trade and foreign policy |


All countries should strengthen cooperation and fully respect the different concerns that each nation has towards Internet security, crack down on Internet crimes according to the law, severely strike at Internet terrorism activities, work together against cyber-attacks.

China’s Vice Premier, Ma Kai, at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China


The challenges facing Europe today are serious and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a serious response to those challenges.

EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstroem


Merely opening yourself out for international investor is not enough, merely saying we will have a red carpet is not enough. The system within must be decisive, you can’t have investment coming in and stuck in the want of some clearance or some tax policy.

Arun Jaitley, India’s Finance Minister, at CITI’s Investor Summit


Exports growth in the remainder of 2014-15 is likely to be muted, given sluggish growth in key export markets such as Europe and Japan as well as lower prices of commodity intensive exports.

Aditi Nayar, Senior Economist, ICRA, while referring to India’s trade deficit


We see Australia as a vital partner in India’s quest for progress and prosperity. India will be an answer to your search for new economic opportunities. We want to find new pathways to prosperity and not simply travel down the roads of the previous century


 PM Narendra Modi, addressing the Australian Parliament


The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a high priority for our nations and for the region. Today is an opportunity, at the political level, to break some of the remaining log jams.


US President Barack Obama, addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

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