BUSINESS - India to sign Free Trade Agreement with Burma

India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry expects to sign a long-awaited Free Trade Agreement with the Southeast Asian trade bloc later this month, The New Indian Express reported on Monday. Minister of State Nirmala Sitharaman will travel to the Burmese capital Naypyidaw on 26-27 August for an ASEAN-Indian ministerial meeting, where the treaty will be signed. The agreement indicates India’s interest in a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership plan that extends further across Asia and the Pacific, the report said.