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TPP leaders' meeting fails to materialise amid disputes

Reuters  |  DANANG, Vietnam 

By Mai Nguyen and Matthew TostevinDANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - A planned meeting of leaders of the 11 countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) to decide on the fate of the trade pact did not take place on Friday, amid disagreements over how to take it forward without the United States. The leaders were set to meet on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam to discuss how to push ahead with TPP.Their meeting was preceded by conflicting comments from their delegations on Thursday, when the trade ministers met to firm up a plan to present to the ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 16:55 IST