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Japan hails progress in TPP trade talks, but discord raises doubts

Reuters  |  DANANG, Vietnam 

By Mai NguyenDANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Discord emerged between Japan and Canada over progress on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Thursday, as Japan said countries "agree in principle" on a way forward, but Canada said there was no such agreement.The spat highlighted the continuing challenge to reviving a pact whose survival was thrown into doubt when President Donald Trump ditched it, in one of his first acts in office, in favour of bilateral dealmaking.Japan had lobbied hard to proceed with a pact that could also help to contain China's growing regional dominance, ahead ...

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 23:49 IST