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TPP trade deal advances without United States

Reuters  |  DANANG, Vietnam 

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Mai NguyenDANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.Taking the agreement forward is a boost for the principle of multilateral trade pacts after U.S. President Donald Trump ditched the TPP this year in favour of an "America First" policy he believes would save U.S. jobs.Talks - often heated - have been held on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific ...

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 10:28 IST