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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

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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".

Singapore

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.

"Joining TPP will

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