Regional trade

In this Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 photo, presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives at the National Auditorium in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador, making his third bid for Mexico's presidency. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
December 23, 2017 - 4:31 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist presidential front-runner is combative and unbending, and his personality-based campaign proclaiming honesty and fiery nationalism could set up a unique and combustible relationship with his northern counterpart should he win. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has long...
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In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. Economists expect a tax overhaul to provide a modest boost to the U.S. economy but are increasingly worried that a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take a toll on growth. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 04, 2017 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists expect a tax overhaul to provide a modest boost to the U.S. economy but are increasingly worried that a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take a toll on growth. The National Association of Business Economics survey found that forecasters expect tax...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump finished a five country trip through Asia visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's return from Asia: 7:55 a.m. (Hawaii time) For all the pageantry and promises on his lengthy Asia trip, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington with few concrete accomplishments in hand and leaving uncertain Asian capitals...
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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, chats with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they arrive for a family photo before the 19th ASEAN Republic of Korea Summit in Manila, Philippines Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Pool)
November 14, 2017 - 2:26 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations chief expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of nations within a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the crisis. U.N. Secretary-General...
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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, left, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (Mark Cristino/Pool Photo via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 12:49 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar's despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to intervene in her nation's plight. In a newspaper editorial published in 1999, the former...
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President Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, join other leaders, not pictured, for a family photo at an ASEAN Summit dinner at the SMX Convention Center, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 12, 2017 - 9:32 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke...
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November 12, 2017 - 6:46 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hong Kong has signed a free-trade agreement and an investment deal with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in pacts that it says are a vote against protectionism elsewhere. ASEAN officials say the free-trade agreement they signed with Hong Kong on Sunday in Manila...
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FILE - in this Aug. 29, 2017 file photo distributed on Aug. 30, 2017, by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will mark the 10-nation bloc's 50th anniversary for two days of summitry under security in Manila starting Monday to tackle a slew of security worries including recent militant siege in the Philippines, displaced Rohingya and the escalating North Korea threat. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
November 11, 2017 - 12:13 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asia started banding its unwieldy cluster of fledgling democracies, monarchies and authoritarian regimes into an EU-like collective half a century ago, but the diverse region of 620 million people remains hampered by conflicts, poverty, human rights crises and...
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In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, garment workers sew clothes at Pro Sports factory in Nam Dinh province, Vietnam. U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a far-reaching Pacific Rim trade pact is having scant impact on fast-growing trade in the region. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)
November 09, 2017 - 9:20 pm
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a far-reaching Pacific Rim trade pact has scarcely dented the push for freer trade in the region, judging from the frenetic growth of exports of clothing and shoes, cellphones and computers from booming Vietnam. The nation of...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, third from left, and her Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang, second from left, review an honor guard at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in Danang. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
November 09, 2017 - 12:14 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump is just one of 21 leaders attending the annual Pacific Rim summit that begins Friday in the scenic coastal city of Danang, Vietnam. Trump's withdrawal from a regional trade pact and his preference for country-to-country deals are at odds with the Asia-...
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