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Wrangling over US demands holds up Asia-Pacific minister talks

'The U.S. opposes multilateral trade agreements and the other economies are not happy.'

Pacific trade deal without US could go ahead at upcoming APEC summit in Vietnam: official

The 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership members appear ready to make clear their plans, with or without the US.

Trump says NAFTA talks 'tough,' failure possible

'If we can't make a deal, it'll be terminated and that will be fine.'
October 12, 2017 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Vietnam's premier touts ‘Asian dreams,’ hints at new trade pact with US

‘Asia will be a place where dreams of all countries… will all be heard of and respected,’ PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc says in Japan.
June 05, 2017 | 11:08 am GMT+7

New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal

New Zealand will be trying to win over other members this weekend when TPP ministers get together in Hanoi on the sidelines of an APEC meeting.
May 19, 2017 | 09:34 am GMT+7

Pacific trade pact countries look for 'progressive' way forward

With the retreat of the United States, China appears to be the natural successor to lead discussions.
March 16, 2017 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Japan ratifies TPP trade pact to fly the flag for free trade

The deal, which has been five years in the making, requires ratification by at least six countries.
December 09, 2016 | 09:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to pull in more investment next year: CEO survey

Half of respondents plan to expand in the country over the next 12 months even though confidence in the Asia-Pacific region has taken a hit.
November 20, 2016 | 03:00 am GMT+7

Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade after Trump win

"There is no doubt that if the TPP fails it will be a huge win for China, politically and economically."
November 19, 2016 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Vietnam's exports to ASEAN fall in Jan-Oct in worrying sign

The formation of the $2.2 trillion ASEAN Economic Community seemed to be no help at all.
November 14, 2016 | 08:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to become gateway for EU products in Southeast Asia

The landmark trade deal is the first the E.U. has signed with a developing country.
November 04, 2016 | 08:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam legislature confirms delay on TPP decision

Uncertainty over the U.S. and its future is making other countries nervous.
October 07, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Vietnamese furniture firms fear Chinese flood

An exodus of Chinese firms fleeing U.S. anti-dumping action instills fear in local furniture makers.
October 06, 2016 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

In modern Vietnam, a high-tech economy is a future far away

Decades-old technologies are stifling Vietnam's competitiveness in the global market.
October 06, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Higher food, petrol prices fuel Vietnam’s inflation: HSBC

Vietnam's ambitious economic growth target is likely to put more pressure on the economy.
September 29, 2016 | 02:54 pm GMT+7