A fast-track to future losses

Feb 22, 2015

A fast-track to future losses

By calling on Congress to grant him fast-track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, President Barack Obama appears to want to expand on a flawed trade model and extend it to other countries.

ASEAN integration a boon for TPP nations

Feb 6, 2015

ASEAN integration a boon for TPP nations


The proposed ASEAN Economic Community could offer new market opportunities for nations such as Japan that are currently in talks to form the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a Malaysian minister has said. Abdul Wahid Omar, who serves in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Economic ...

Nov 16, 2014

No rush in TPP talks

Rather than rush to reach an agreement, the government needs to try shape the outcome of TPP talks in ways that would truly benefit Japan's economy and people.

Nov 7, 2014

No Asia trade pact expected on Obama's trip to region

The White House downplayed any expectations Thursday of progress on a much-awaited pan-Pacific trade deal during President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip to Asia. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of ...