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November 9, 2017 10:55 AM New Zealand says unclear if TPP agreement can be reached this week

DANANG, Vietnam - It is not clear if countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) can reach an agreement this week at a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders to carry forward the trade pact, New Zealand's trade minister said on Thursday. Ministers from the 11 countries are meeting in Vietnam's central resort of Danang on the sidelines of a summit of the Asia Pacific 603

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 167

October 29, 2017 8:58 AM Trump’s trip to Asia: What happens afterwards matters more

As important as what Trump does in the region is what he does after he goes home – to give allies and friends concrete reasons to see the United States as an alternative to Chinese domination. As US President Donald Trump heads to Asia, the American foreign policy class is holding its breath. The President is, after all, ‘transactional’ – and might ask allies 135

October 23, 2017 1:07 PM PM Lee Hsien Loong urges US to sustain economic ties with Asia, uphold free trade

WASHINGTON - The United States has to sustain its economic engagement of Asia, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (Oct 23), as he outlined how the region continues to hold many opportunities for US businesses. At the same time, the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific, which decades of such engagement helped shape, is also a vital US national 49

October 21, 2017 3:33 PM 7 reasons Japan's snap polls is not an 'election about nothing'

TOKYO - Ten days after North Korea fired its second missile in less than a month over Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Japan will hold a snap election on Sunday (Oct 22), more than a year before one is due. Just when the media was scrambling to cover the unexpected news, announced on Sept 25, Tokyo Governor and former Cabinet minister 382

October 20, 2017 9:00 PM Singapore-US relationship is deep, very sound: PM Lee

Ties are based on congruence of views, close cooperation over the years, he says in CNBC interview Singapore has a deep and multi-faceted relationship with the United States, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes to develop it further on his visit to Washington which begins today. In an interview with US news channel CNBC released yesterday, he said: "It is a very sound 44

October 20, 2017 12:12 AM Singapore, US have 'sound relationship' based on 'basic strategic congruence of views': PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes to develop the "very sound relationship" between Singapore and the United States when he makes his official working visit to Washington, DC from Oct 22 to 26. Speaking in an interview with CNBC on Thursday (Oct 19), Mr Lee said that the two countries have a "deep and multi-faceted relationship" based on a "basic 40

September 12, 2017 9:00 PM Asean-US trade, investment must continue: Lim Hng Kiang

This will enhance opportunities in increasingly digitalised global environment, he tells American businesses The show must go on for American trade and investment in Asean, even with the United States pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement earlier this year. This point was made by Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang 38

September 12, 2017 6:00 AM American companies still upbeat about trade, investment in Asean region: Survey

SINGAPORE - Prospects are still good for United States businesses in South-east Asia, according to a poll of 317 senior executives active in the region - although sentiment has softened somewhat. Slashing non-tariff barriers to trade weighed heavily on respondents' minds, following US President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Trans-Pacific Partnership 43

September 6, 2017 2:49 PM The Real Test for US-Malaysia Relations in the Trump Era

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Predictably, the chatter ahead of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the White House next week has focused either on specific deliverables, like potential defense deals, or thorny issues like a high-profile corruption scandal implicating the premier. While both sides are expected to make some headline-worthy progress in the heavily 43