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ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

RCEP conclusion delayed due to 'unique challenges': PM Lee

Participating countries will work towards completion of trade-deal talks by next year instead of end-2018, he adds

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Mr Lee emphasised the need to "redouble" economic integration efforts and maintain the free, open and rules-based multilateral trading system, which has underpinned growth in the region.

Singapore

THE much-awaited finalisation of the Asean-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will not materialise by the end of 2018 as initially hoped, confirmed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his opening remarks at the 2nd RCEP Summit on Wednesday.

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