Business Jul 29, 2013

TPP ministerial meeting may be held in Brunei

Governments involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations may hold ministerial-level talks in Brunei next month in an apparent bid to forge a deal this year in the face of overwhelming difficulties, official sources said Monday. The 12-country ministerial meeting would be held Aug. 22 ...

Business / Economy Jul 20, 2013

TPP members eye new round of talks in Brunei

The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade liberalization initiative are considering holding the next round of talks in Brunei in late August, sources said Saturday. The 18th round of negotiations is currently under way in the Malaysian resort of Kota Kinabalu. Japan is expected ...

National / Politics Jun 26, 2013

Kishida to take part in regional talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday he will visit Brunei from Saturday to attend ASEAN-related meetings to discuss regional and international affairs and convey Japan's positions to participants. Kishida, citing the importance of preparations, said no concrete decisions had been made regarding potential bilateral talks ...