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TPP trade deal members seek to move ahead without US

Some still hope for eventual return of United States to deal ditched by US President Donald Trump

Reuters  |  Hanoi 

Remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it, despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said. Some still hope for the eventual return of the United States to the deal ditched by US President Donald Trump, because of his readiness to shift position on other issues, Malaysia's trade minister said. Talks are happening on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting, the biggest trade gathering since Trump upended the world ...

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 18:40 IST