RCEP nations have 29 per cent of global trade and 32.5 per cent of investment. Through striking a free-trade deal, they would be sending a powerful message to Trump while protecting multilateralism. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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While the US rants, the rest of the world is working on free-trade deals

  • As the Trump administration moves towards protectionism, nations elsewhere are seeking solutions to shore up multilateralism

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RCEP nations have 29 per cent of global trade and 32.5 per cent of investment. Through striking a free-trade deal, they would be sending a powerful message to Trump while protecting multilateralism. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
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