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Trade is back: toiling rewarded with regional trade deal

Paul McBeth
Mon, 16 Nov 2020

Investors will get the chance to put the pan-Asia Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership investment and trade deal under the microscope this week after years of toil getting the agreement over the line.The deal spans 30 percent of the world’s population including China, Brunei-Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea. India chose not to sign the deal yesterday, but has been granted a fast-track process to join if it changes its min...

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