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Walls may come up, but keep building doors and bridges

With the TPP's demise and Brexit looming, political solidarity is even more needed now to stand up to protectionism

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On Monday, President Trump signed orders to withdraw the world's largest economy from the TPP. Now, the real work begins for Asean's 10 states - to muster the political will to push ahead in the lowering of barriers to trade flows.

Singapore

HE really did build a wall - with just the stroke of his pen.

On Monday, the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump signed orders to withdraw the world's largest economy from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact - a 12-member Pacific Rim free-trade agreement

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