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Maldives signs UN arbitration convention
Maldivian courts will be obliged to enforce arbitration awards.
Maldives ruling party pledges probe into Chinese deals after landslide win
Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed, whose party won a landslide in the archipelago’s parliamentary election, on Tuesday pledged to conduct a thorough probe into deals with China.
Fate of Maldives-China FTA uncertain as Male loosens ties with Beijing
The Maldives-China Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) is in limbo as the new Maldivian government is looking into all deals, including the MCFTA, entered into by the previous regime.
Maldives’s debt to China creates difficulties for Solih
The Maldives incurred huge debts and the amount owed to China is still being assessed given that the pitfalls of China’s influence over the Maldivian economy.
Maldives committed to protect foreign investment: President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
A bilateral investment protection agreement is expected to be signed between India and the Maldives.
Maldives financially devastated by BRI
New Maldives President offered the opportunity for India to revive relations with the Maldives after former government deepened cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative and signed the China-Maldives free trade agreement.
Maldives set to pull out of China free trade deal, says senior lawmaker
The Maldives’ new government will pull out of a free trade agreement with China because it was a mistake for the tiny nation to strike such a pact with the world’s second biggest economy, the head of the largest party in the ruling alliance said.
Maldives feels the weight of China’s regional ambitions
Even before China and the Maldives last month signed the FTA in question, the paradisaic archipelago’s increasing economic dependence on China was raising red flags.
Nasheed accuses China of land grab in Maldives
The land grab was happening because of a Free Trade Agreement, Special Economic Zones and an amendment to the Constitution authorising foreign ownership of land or freeholds.
Delhi, Male set to reboot bilateral ties
Maldivian Foreign Minister’s visit signals possible thaw in ties strained over FTA with China.
China forces Maldives to sign ’Beijing-driven’ Free Trade Agreement
The Maldives prez rushed into the agreement without following legal norms which created considerable anti-China sentiments among his people.
Why is the FTA between China and Maldives important to India?
Now that the agreement has been signed between China and Maldives, India has said it expected the Indian Ocean archipelago nation to be sensitive to New Delhi’s concerns.
Maldives ’open doors’ in 64 fields for China
The controversial China-Maldives free trade agreement (FTA) is expected to open the doors of trade in 64 different fields in Maldives for China while the Asian monolith will open trade doors in 98 fields to Maldives.
China trumps India yet again over Maldives; gains geopolitical influence with trade deal
In November 2016, the Maldives said that it would sign its first free trade agreement soon, ostensibly with India. A year later, the island country has indeed signed its first FTA, but with China.
A 1000 pages in 25 minutes: ’Google speed’ for Maldives-China FTA
Another contentious parliament sitting has left angry opposition lawmakers and public alike stunned and understandably outraged. This time, the government, for the first time in Maldives’ history pushed through a landmark free trade agreement with China.
Maldives, Hong Kong to establish free trade agreements
Negotiations are underway to establish a free trade agreement between Maldives and Hong Kong.
Maldives begins free trade pact discussion with China
The two-day discussion on establishing the Maldives-China free trade pact began early Monday in Bandos Island Resort.
China-Maldives sign MOU for free trade pact
The second meeting of the Maldives-China Joint Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation ended with the signing of the MOU between both countries to begin discussions of the Maldives-China free trade agreement.
Maldives backs new Chinese investment bank, pursues free trade deal
Maldives Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Dr Mohamed Shainee has revealed that China is to become the Maldives first free trade partner.
China-Maldives: MSR deal sealed, free trade deal in the making
The Maldives and Chinese government have agreed to start discussions on a free trade agreement.