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Singapore welcomes US move to rejoin TPP, but economists ask if it's for real

Trump's move comes at a time when his trade strategy is under fire amid escalating tension with China

After turning his back on the TPP within days of taking office, Mr Trump suddenly announced this week that the US was looking into re-joining the TPP, which he once denounced as a "rape of our country".


WHILE Singapore welcomes the US rejoining the Trans Pacific free trade pact, private-sector economists here are sceptical about President Donald Trump's sharp reversal of his country's pull-out of the agreement, made days after he assumed the presidency.

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