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Huge Asian trade pact signed by leaders in virtual summit

Huge Asian trade pact signed by leaders in virtual summit

(ATF) Some 15 countries in the Asian region signed a major trade deal on Sunday at a 'virtual summit' hosted by Vietnam. The agreement was part of this year's ASEAN summit for the 10 countries in Southeast Asia and their regional allies, although the meeting of national leaders was held …

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Asian leaders may sign China-backed trade deal on Sunday

Asian leaders tipped to sign China-backed trade deal on Sunday

Southeast Asian leaders start meetings on Thursday that are expected to lead to an ambitious China-backed trade deal at a time the still uncertain election result in the United States leaves questions over its engagement in the region.Leaders of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan, …

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Cambodia's FTA deal with Beijing comes at a cost

Cambodia's FTA deal with Beijing comes at a cost

(ATF) Cosy relations between China and Cambodia received another boost earlier this week when the two sides inked a formal free trade agreement (FTA). The deal, patched together in less than a year, reduces tariffs on a number of sectors, including agriculture and tourism. It also includes a pledge from …

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