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ASEAN likely to benefit from US-China trade war

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ASEAN likely to benefit from US-China trade war

A trade war waged by the US is likely to deliver a further blow to China’s economy in 2019, but the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) may benefit from the dispute between the world’s two biggest economies, according to Japan’s Kyodo News.

CPTPP operation to be discussed in Tokyo

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CPTPP operation to be discussed in Tokyo

Chief negotiators from the 11 members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will gather in Tokyo, Japan, on November 20-21 to discuss policies after the deal takes effect in late this year.

APEC leaders focus on discussing free trade

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APEC leaders focus on discussing free trade

Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies discussed how to promote free trade and regional economic integration on November 18 in Port Moresby of Papua New Guinea as the United States and China remain at odds over trade and other policies.

APEC leaders to warn against protectionism

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APEC leaders to warn against protectionism

A draft communiqué on November 12 showed that leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, plan to warn against the dangers posed by protectionism, and resolve to work toward realising what would be the world's largest free-trade area at a meeting in Papua New Guinea later this week, according to Kyodo News.

Japan backs Thailand joining CPTPP

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Japan backs Thailand joining CPTPP

Japan and Thailand agreed on June 27 to foster cooperation for the accession of Thailand to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).