Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

SE Asian economies

China-backed Asia trade deal pushed back to 2019 amid delays

SINGAPORE (Nov 13): Asian nations gave up hopes of completing a 16-nation trade bloc this year, with Chinese and Australian officials now looking to finalise the deal in 2019.

Global Economy

Chan Chun Sing urges business leaders to help shape US policy

SINGAPORE (Aug 14): Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing says business leaders of US multinational corporations based in Singapore and the region can influence geopolitics amid global tra


Mahathir urges TPP renegotiation as growing countries need different trade protections

(June 11): Growing nations like Malaysia need different trade protections and, while Kuala Lumpur is not against trade pacts such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the TPP must be renegotiated, Mal

Global Economy

Trump considers rejoining TPP; tones down China trade threat

(Apr 13): President Donald Trump directed officials to explore rejoining an Asia-Pacific trade pact he withdrew from shortly after taking office and expressed optimism about a deal with China, a sh

Global Markets

UK open to joining TPP after Brexit, says Australia

(Feb 20): Australia said on Monday it would be open to the idea of Britain joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade group after it leaves the European Union.

Pacific nations agree to save TPP trade pact after Trump quit

(Jan 24): The 11 members of a Pacific trade pact abandoned by US President Donald Trump have reached a deal on a revised agreement, with the nations expecting to sign a final deal by early March.

TPP countries consider amendments to stalled trade deal - sources

SYDNEY (Aug 29): The 11 countries committed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership are considering amendments to the trade deal, three sources said on Tuesday, as officials meet in Sydney for talks to re

Global Economy

Vietnam's PM wants to convince Trump to keep Obama-era trade ties

HANOI (May 30): Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has a tough task when he visits the White House this week: Convince President Donald Trump to advance trade ties that blossomed under the


Investing strategy

Asia bracing for a US-China trade war

SINGAPORE (Feb 6): The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) could see trade volumes disrupted but will be less vulnerable than Northeast Asia if China and the US engage in a trade war, sa

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