Trans-Pacific Partnership

Vietnam and US sign new deals worth $8 billion

The country`s largest low-cost carrier, Vietjet is best-known for air hostesses sporting bikinis on some of its flights.

Jun 01, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Donald Trump's policies cause great uncertainty in Japan's central bank

The economic policies of US President Donald Trump are generating a lot of uncertainty in the Bank of Japan's Monetary Policy Committee, according to the minutes of its last meeting published on Wednesday.

Feb 08, 2017, 14:59 PM IST

Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former US president Barack Obama`s pivot to Asia.

Jan 24, 2017, 09:31 AM IST

Trans-Pacific Partnership `meaningless` without US: Japan PM

Abe, who attended an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru at the weekend, said there had been no discussion there among other TPP members about pressing on with a deal that did not include the US.

Nov 22, 2016, 13:23 PM IST

Donald Trump outlines plans for first day in office, meets with Cabinet hopefuls

The 12-nation TPP is Democratic President Barack Obama`s signature trade initiative and was signed by the United States earlier this year but has not been ratified by the US Senate.

Nov 22, 2016, 08:51 AM IST

Chinese President pushes China-backed trade deals to fill US void

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Asia-Pacific leaders on Saturday to get on board with Beijing-backed free trade agreements, after Donald Trump's election win spelled the likely demise of a US-backed deal.

Nov 19, 2016, 23:00 PM IST

With Donald Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

China will position itself as free trade`s new champion at an Asia-Pacific summit this weekend, with the Communist government seeking to project economic leadership as a U.S.-led Pacific Rim trade pact languishes under President-elect Donald Trump.

Nov 18, 2016, 17:17 PM IST

With CETA signed, Canada trade opponents shift focus to TPP

Unifor urged lawmakers to vote against ratifying the TPP deal between 12 Asia-Pacific countries.

Nov 01, 2016, 00:52 AM IST

Obama hails signing of US-led Pacific rim trade deal

President Barack Obama hailed the signing of one of the biggest trade deals in history, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would give the United States an advantage over other leading economies, namely China.

Feb 04, 2016, 07:15 AM IST

Indian Ocean undeniable pivot-point for world economy: US

Describing the Indian Ocean region as an undeniable pivot-point for the world economy, the US has said the future prosperity and stability of the region is the collective responsibility of all nations.

Oct 24, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

Barack Obama faces political and economic opposition to TPP in US

 US President Barack Obama faces a growing political opposition including those from his party colleagues, trade and labour unions and businesses on what he described as a "historic" 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal that links 40 per cent of the global economy.

Oct 06, 2015, 14:37 PM IST

India needs to be integrated into global trade pacts: USIBC

The 12 countries Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Vietnam constitute 40 per cent of the global economy.

Oct 06, 2015, 08:43 AM IST

Key facts about the TPP trade alliance

The Obama administration`s ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) proposal would create a 12-country trade bloc covering about 40 percent of the global economy and bringing potentially far-reaching economic change to its members.

Jul 29, 2015, 09:12 AM IST

Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks

Japan has been grappling with a severe butter shortage that critics say highlights a bigger problem with the country`s protected agricultural sector, a key sticking point in high-profile trade talks this week in Hawaii.

Jul 29, 2015, 09:11 AM IST

Indian exports may face adverse prospects in TPP markets

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) impact on India and South Asia will be much more than the short-term tariff-preference erosions for the region's exports, a senior researcher at Singapore?s Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) says.

Jul 12, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

US Congress passes key trade bill in victory for Obama

After weeks of political wrangling President Barack Obama scored a key victory Wednesday with Congress passing legislation that allows him to swiftly negotiate a Pacific trade accord.  

Jun 25, 2015, 02:25 AM IST

US to take tough approach in China over South China Sea

 US Secretary of State John Kerry will leave China "in absolutely no doubt" about Washington`s commitment to ensuring freedom of navigation and flight in the South China Sea when he visits Beijing this weekend, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday.

May 14, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Barack Obama defends Pacific trade deal

US President Barack Obama on Thursday faced down criticism from his own supporters over a looming Pacific trade deal, saying he had no intention of selling American workers out.

Apr 24, 2015, 06:39 AM IST

Japan, US in for tough bilateral trade talks over rice, autos

 Japan and the United States kicked off the second of two days of tough trade talks on Monday that could pave the way for a broader trans-Pacific trade deal, although Tokyo shrugged off expectations of a bilateral deal in time for a summit next week.

Apr 20, 2015, 12:51 PM IST

`US should seize the chance to work with Narendra Modi`

The US should seize the chance to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is focused on economic reforms and America could boost trade with India by supporting its membership in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, an expert has said.

Jan 31, 2015, 08:59 AM IST