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  • HANOI, Vietnam— Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out. Since the U.S withdrawal, Japan and New Zealand have been spearheading efforts to revive the deal. The ministers have tasked their trade officials to present the assessment to their...

  • HANOI, May 21- Countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to explore ways to move the trade deal forward after U.S. Japan and New Zealand had been leading efforts to get the remaining 11 countries to continue with the agreement. "The countries are going to put forward proposals on how to take TPP forward in November," New Zealand Trade...

  • *China favours free trade deal for Asia. Robert Lighthizer met ministers from Canada and Japan on the sidelines of a gathering of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office. Lighthizer has in the past criticized China for what he described as unfair practices, although Trump has...

  • U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (R) and Japan's Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko pose for a photo during the APEC Ministers Responsible For Trade (APEC MRT 23) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam May 20, 2017.

    Newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer was thrust into the APEC spotlight, as trade partners seek clarity on Trump's policies.

  • *Japan and others push to revive TPP trade deal. *China favors free trade deal for Asia. Robert Lighthizer met ministers from Canada and Japan on the sidelines of a gathering of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office.

  • *Japan and others push to revive TPP trade deal. *China favours free trade deal for Asia. Robert Lighthizer met ministers from Canada and Japan on the sidelines of a gathering of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office.

  • Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japan's economy minister, Hiroshige Seko, expressed an interest in strengthening bilateral trade and fighting trade barriers on Saturday, a statement from the U.S. trade representative said after the meeting. The statement said they had a cordial first meeting, on the sidelines of the meeting of trade ministers...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— The Pacific Rim trade ministers started their two-day meeting in Hanoi Saturday focusing on free trade and regional economic integration amid fears of growing trade protectionism. On the sidelines of the meeting, trade ministers from the remaining 11 countries involved in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact are scheduled to meet...

  • *U.S. holding bilateral meetings, China favours Asia deal. *Japan leading efforts to revive Trans-Pacific TPP deal. It is the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office and brings together ministers from the United States, China, Japan and other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries that account for more than 40 percent of world trade.

  • *U.S. holding bilateral meetings, China favors Asia deal. *Japan leading efforts to revive Trans-Pacific TPP deal. It is the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office and brings together ministers from the United States, China, Japan and other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries that account for more than 40 percent of world trade.

  • Shipping containers with fog, deal fading, trade

    Trade ministers huddling on the sidelines of APEC are faced with tough challenges in resurrecting TPP since Trump ditched it.

  • HANOI, May 19- Remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it, despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will hold bilateral talks with key countries, China will be pushing its favoured Asian...

  • HANOI, May 19- Some renegotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal would be needed if it is to move ahead without the United States, Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed said on Friday. However, he told Reuters in an interview that a bigger priority for Malaysia at the moment was completing negotiations on the China- backed trade deal for Asia, the...

  • HANOI/ TOKYO, May 19- Remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will hold bilateral talks with key countries, China will be pushing its favoured...

  • HANOI/ TOKYO, May 19- Remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will hold bilateral talks with key countries, China will be pushing its favoured...

  • HANOI/ TOKYO, May 19- Remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will hold bilateral talks with key countries, China will be pushing its favored...

  • HANOI/ TOKYO, May 19- Remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will hold bilateral talks with key countries, China will be pushing its favored...

  • An island outpost, one of several, being built by China in the South China Sea.

    Beijing and its Southeast Asian neighbors have agreed to a framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea, the SCMP reports.

  • WELLINGTON, May 18- New Zealand is increasingly optimistic that the 11 remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will move ahead with the trade deal despite the withdrawal of the United States, Trade Minister Todd McClay said. Alongside Japan, New Zealand will be trying to win over other members this weekend when TPP ministers get together in Hanoi...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Executive Board Member Yves Mersch and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann deliver speeches at a symposium on payment systems of the Bundesbank. FRANKFURT- ECB governing council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch will give speech on "Vision 2020 of the...