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Post-Bannon Trump administration could take harder line on trade

Any hopes by TPP members that US support for deal can be rekindled are doomed to disappointment: analysts

Mr Aso (left) and Mr Pence have led the US-Japan economic dialogue, which aims at improving bilateral cooperation in areas such as trade and investment as well as in the formulating of economic policies of both countries.


THE firing by US President Donald Trump of his chief strategist Steve Bannon, a fierce opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in which Japan has invested heavily, has sparked hopes in Tokyo of a softer Washington line on the TPP and other US...

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