Jan 25, 2016

TPP will raise U.S. annual income by $131 billion, study shows

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will raise U.S. incomes by a total of $131 billion annually after 2030, and a one-year delay in its implementation would cost $77 billion in lost income, according to a think tank study. The Peterson Institute for International Economics ...

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Jan 23, 2016

Protesters hit the streets to oppose Malaysia signing TPP

Thousands of Malaysians protested against plans to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, just days before parliament is due to open a debate on the free trade pact. Many of the demonstrators congregated in central Kuala Lumpur were from the opposition Parti ...

Jan 19, 2016

Japan to promote convenience stores abroad under TPP deal

Japanese authorities will help convenience store operators and other retailers tap into overseas markets under a newly agreed Pacific free trade pact, participants of a government-business council meeting said Monday. The Trans-Pacific Partnership accord will deregulate rules in the convenience store business in some ...

Jan 18, 2016

Abe congratulates Tsai on election as Taiwan's president

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday congratulated independence-leaning Tsai Ing-wen for her election as president of Taiwan. “I would like to express congratulations from the bottom of my heart. I’m hoping that the cooperative relationship between Japan and Taiwan will advance further,” Abe told ...

Jan 15, 2016

World Bank says Japan will enjoy 23% export boost from TPP

A Pacific Rim free trade initiative would give a double-digit boost to exports from Vietnam, Japan and Malaysia by 2030, according to a recent estimate by the World Bank. It expects the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership deal to increase exports from Vietnam by 30.1 percent, ...