Preoccupations

Trade secrets revealed

Print edition : December 13, 2013

In Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia, on October 11, activists protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty being negotiated in secret by 12 countries, including Malaysia, that together account for 40 per cent global GDP. Photo: MOHD RASFAN/AFP

The U.S. and Japan are looking to conclude the TPP trade agreement by the year-end. Here, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob "Jack" Lew (left) and Japan's Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira Amari in Tokyo on November 12. Photo: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

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