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Mexico says NAFTA deal unlikely this week, Canada is upbeat

Reuters  |  MEXICO CITY 

By Sharay Angulo and Dave GrahamMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's economy minister said that he saw diminishing chances for a new North American Free Trade Agreement ahead of a Thursday deadline to present a deal that could be signed by the current U.S. Congress.U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that the Republican-controlled Congress would need to be notified of a new NAFTA deal by Thursday to give lawmakers a chance of approving it before a newly elected Congress takes over in January."It is not easy. We do not think we will have it by Thursday," Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso ...

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 01:52 IST