pacific rim

Pacific Rim leaders vowed on Sunday to fight protectionism and Chinese officials said more countries are looking to join a China-led trading bloc after Donald Trump's election victory raised fears the United States would scrap free trade deals.
Pacific trade ministers have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 12 countries, an official familiar with the talks said on Monday.
President Barack Obama plans a last-ditch personal appeal to congressional Democrats to back his trade agenda on Friday as his goal of strengthening U.S. economic ties with Asia hangs in the balance.