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APEC host says WTO and trade row scuppered joint declaration

The host of a fractious Asia-Pacific summit said Friday that "alternative" views on free trade and WTO rules prevented members from agreeing a joint communique.

Beijing wants South China Sea code finished in three years

A rulebook to settle disputes in the hotly contested South China Sea should be finished in three years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.

EU pushes for approval of trade agreement with Vietnam

The European Commission submitted for approval on Wednesday a free trade agreement with Vietnam.
October 18, 2018 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Malaysian PM to scrap China-backed $22 bn projects

PM Mahathir Mohamad confirmed $22 billion from three China-backed projects will be cancelled since the country needs to pay its debts.
August 21, 2018 | 05:18 pm GMT+7

Car import tariffs from Japan to Vietnam to be eliminated from 2029

But Vietnam has been known to raise other trade barriers to counter the loss it incurs from the elimination of import taxes.
March 16, 2018 | 03:19 pm GMT+7

Rejecting protectionism, ASEAN and Australia commit to free trade

'Protectionism is a dead end,' Australian Prime Minister said.
March 16, 2018 | 08:22 am GMT+7

Pacific trade deal to boost Vietnam's economy, drive reforms: World Bank

Textiles, footwear and beverages are expected to enjoy a boost thanks to lower tariffs.
March 09, 2018 | 05:25 pm GMT+7

UK PM May says she wants free trade deal with China

The goal of securing a free trade deal with the world's second-largest economy comes as May begins a three-day visit to China.
January 31, 2018 | 08:06 am GMT+7

Wrangling over US demands holds up Asia-Pacific minister talks

'The U.S. opposes multilateral trade agreements and the other economies are not happy.'
November 09, 2017 | 09:39 am GMT+7

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.
October 18, 2017 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

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
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