Top Senate Dem: Obama’s Asia-Pacific trade deal is dead

[JORDAIN CARNEY| November 11, 2016 |The Hill] Sen. Charles Schumer is signaling that President Obama’s signature trade agreement won’t clear Congress, roughly two days after Republican Donald Trump — who opposes the deal — won the White House.  A source familiar with the New York Democrat’s remarks said he told the AFL-CIO executive council that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.)…

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Japan’s lower house ratifies TPP as US prospects diminish

[November 10, 2016 |Nikkei] TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s House of Representatives voted to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and passed a related bill Thursday, despite diminishing prospects for the ratification of the pact by the United States following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. Following the vote during a plenary session of the Diet’s…

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