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Abe set to ink EU-Japan trade deal amid fears of US protectionism

Both sides are keen to show they remain committed to removing barriers which they say hamper growth


THE European Union (EU) and Japan expect to commit to signing a free trade deal on Thursday, the EU said, in what both see as a pushback against a feared US turn towards protectionism under President Donald Trump.

Confirming on Tuesday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

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