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Rappler's latest stories on Pacific trade


Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Jun 22, 2019 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) Trade will be the focus of a two-day ASEAN Summit, amid discussions on the South China Sea, Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims, and ocean pollution

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets the officials who took part in the 6th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-US Summit at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 15, 2018. Malacañang Photo

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Apr 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Pence says new U.S.-Japan talks could lead to trade deal

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Pence s comments come as the two countries kicked off talks aimed at achieving a new economic relationship – in line with US President Donald Trump s vow to focus on bilateral trade deals

PENCE. US Vice President Mike Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Graft charges vs Lapid, 5 others for overpriced fertilizer

Nov 05, 2015 - 10:17 PM

The Ombudsman says that in May 2004 Pampanga officials purchased 3 880 liters of Macro Micro Foliar Fertilizer without public bidding and at padded prices

GRAFT RAPS. Senator Lito Lapid faces graft charges over an allegedly anomalous purchase of fertilizer when he was Pampanga governor. File photo

Indonesia to join Obama's TPP

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:10 AM

Indonesia is an open economy and with a population of 250 million we are the largest economy in Southeast Asia Indonesia intends to join the TPP

US TRIP. Joko Widodo meets with the Indonesian community in the USA. Photo from Jokowi's FB account

Philippines and Canada to launch free-trade talks

May 09, 2015 - 9:11 AM

UPDATED The Philippines and Canada further strengthen their ties with the signing of several bilateral agreements on trade development assistance and occupational health and safety

STATE VISIT. President Benigno S. Aquino III is welcomed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at Parliament Hill on May 8, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH exports to grow 6.8% in 2014 – UN ESCAP

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:37 AM

The UN ESCAP’s 2014 exports and imports projections for the Philippines are some of the highest among selected Asia Pacific economies

US gives Japan nod for mega trade pact

Apr 12, 2013 - 9:11 PM

The United States gives Japan the green light to enter talks on a Pacific trade agreement

PARTNERSHIPS. The US gives Japan the nod to enter talks on a Pacific trade agreement. Photo by AFP

PH exports, imports to weaken in 2013 - UN

Jan 03, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Weak global demand and the slowdown in China impact Philippine export and import growth this 2013

WEAKER GROWTH. Exports and imports growth are expected to continue weakening in 2013. Photo by AFP.