ASEAN summit and TPP pull bloc further apart

Fri 16 Sep

The annual East Asia summit for the ASEAN group has highlighted fissures in decision-making, China and the TPP – all of which appear to be slowly pulling the bloc apart.

Prime Minister John Key

TPP deal still a possibility – Key

Mon 5 Sep 15

John Key will talk to Obama when they meet in Laos at the East Asia Summit later this week.

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager

Editor’s Insight: Brexit turns Europeans into pariahs on trade, tax

Thu 1 Sep 1

Two international trade deals are at risk as the EU cracks down on multinational companies' tax payments. With special feature audio.

Former US Ambassador Derek Shearer (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

Former US ambassador sees hope for TPP, holds fears about Trump

Fri 12 Aug 1

Derek Shearer says the Obama White House has blundered with "bad messaging" about the TPP.  With special feature audio and video.

Todd McClay: ‘We need a broad strategy to help us deliver on some basic objectives’

McClay assures new trade policy focuses NZ’s resources

Fri 5 Aug

New Zealand’s trade policy is focusing its limited resources on the right things even while big deals look shaky, assures trade minister Todd McClay.

President Barack Obama

Why TPP (or something like it) is inevitable


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