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  • 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...

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • HANOI, May 17- Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation grouping will discuss various trade agreements or possible agreements around their meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, this weekend. Its future has been doubt since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in one of his first acts as president, but Japan and others are now trying to get...

  • HANOI, May 17- Japan and other remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership will this weekend decide how to revive the trade agreement ditched by U.S. Support has built among the so-called TPP-11 for pushing ahead without the United States although trade within the smaller block is only a quarter of that between the original 12 members, according to the...

  • HANOI, May 17- Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation grouping will discuss various trade agreements or possible agreements around their meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, this weekend. Its future has been doubt since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in one of his first acts as president, but Japan and others are now trying to get...

  • HANOI, May 17- Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation grouping will discuss various trade agreements or possible agreements around their meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, this weekend. Its future has been doubt since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in one of his first acts as president, but Japan and others are now trying to get...

  • HANOI, May 17- Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation grouping will discuss various trade agreements or possible agreements around their meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, this weekend. Its future has been doubt since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in one of his first acts as president, but Japan and others are now trying to get...

  • HANOI, May 17- Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation grouping will discuss various trade agreements or possible agreements around their meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, this weekend. Its future has been doubt since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in one of his first acts as president, but Japan and others are now trying to get...