It’s an intense week on the trade front in the United Kingdom.
The British and Indian governments have turned up the heat on joint efforts to secure a bilateral free trade agreement following a visit to India this week by prime minister Boris Johnson.
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An eventful week in the United Kingdom….
By Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman.
Britain has announced a package of trade and investment agreements with India, in what is being billed in London as the launch of an ambitious new trading partnership between the two countries.