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Broad agreement on world's largest trade pact likely in November: Singapore

Called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the trade accord includes the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the world's No.2 economy, China

John Geddie | Reuters  |  Singapore 

Singapore's trade minister said on Saturday that broad agreement on the world's biggest trade deal should be reached at a summit of leaders from participating nations in the city-state in November, six years since talks began. Called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the trade accord includes the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and the world's No.2 economy, China. The deal does not include the United States, which is locked in a trade spat with China and pulled ...

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First Published: Sun, September 02 2018. 18:42 IST
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