TPP 11: How Asia took the lead in free trade

Published by rudy Date posted on March 7, 2018

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TPP 11 deal reached as Canada and Vietnam end holdout

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2018

Side deals will enact concessions needed to reach March signing JUN YAMAZAKI, Nikkei staff writer TOKYO — The final details of the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership to be signed in March have won approval from all 11 member states following concessions to such holdouts as Canada and Vietnam that will be spelled out in separate agreements.

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Without the US, the TPP is back but for how long?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2017

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New Life for the TPP?

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2017

THE DIPLOMAT MAY 22, 2017 Never mind U.S. President Donald Trump: the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s remaining 11 members have vowed unity and pledged to press for a new pact by November. However, Trump has his own plans for bilateral Asian trade deals that “put America first.”

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Can TPP go ahead without America?

Published by rudy Date posted on May 8, 2017

The Pacific trade pact would still benefit the other 11 members WHEN, three days after his inauguration, Donald Trump pulled America out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-country free-trade deal that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wanted to be his legacy in Asia, it was the fulfillment of a campaign promise. “Great thing for…

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PH to benefit if TPP falters, says economic research firm

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2017

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan. 25, 2017 The Philippines stands to benefit in case the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), previously pushed by the US, falters during the Trump presidency, London-based economic research firm Capital Economics said.

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Malaysia’s move if TPPA falls through

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2017

by Bernama, Jan 22, 2017 KUALA LUMPUR: Should the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agree­ment (TPPA) fall through, Malaysia may look into the possibility of pursuing bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with TPP members, said International Trade and Indus­try Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

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Vietnam seeks new growth model in wake of TPP’s demise

Published by rudy Date posted on December 14, 2016

By Jessica Tana, December 14, 2016 Cheap labour, good personal security, and a stable government has long attracted foreign investment to Vietnam. However, the increasing minimum wage, capped working hours, and the looming death of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) means Vietnam’s recent stellar economic growth may begin to wane unless some urgent changes are…

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As TPP falters, China touts rival Asian trade pact

Published by rudy Date posted on December 1, 2016

Decisions are made by those who show up. As Donald Trump vows to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal aimed at curbing China’s trade dominance, the People’s Republic is wasting no time. It’s taking advantage with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a 16-nation trade agreement currently in talks. While many American leaders worry that RCEP…

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Trump sinks Asia trade pact, opening the way for China to lead

Published by rudy Date posted on November 22, 2016

By Ami Miyazaki and Tom Westbrook, November 22, 2016, An ambitious Asia-Pacific trade pact linking the United States and 11 countries lay in tatters on Tuesday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said he would kill the deal on his first day in office on Jan. 20.

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HSBC: China-led RCEP in focus as TPP fades

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016, KUALA LUMPUR: The China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should help boost trade volumes across Asia, especially Asean, although it has its limitations compared with the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), said HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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