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Pacific trading partners release TPP details

US tech companies, banks and farmers among biggest beneficiaries of 12-nation pact

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Garment factory near Hanoi (above); details include requiring Vietnam to allow independent labour unions before reaping the benefits of the trade deal. Mrs Clinton, frontrunner to succeed Mr Obama, has announced her objections to the TPP after having called it central to the US pivot towards Asia while she served in the administration.

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Garment factory near Hanoi; details include requiring Vietnam to allow independent labour unions before reaping the benefits of the trade deal. Mrs Clinton (above), frontrunner to succeed Mr Obama, has announced her objections to the TPP after having called it central to the US pivot towards Asia while she served in the administration.

Sydney

THE long-awaited text of a landmark US-backed Pacific trade deal was released on Thursday, revealing the details of a pact aimed at freeing up commerce in 40 per cent of the world's economy but criticised for its opacity.

According to the text, US technology companies, banks

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