Asean officials and leaders pictured at the group’s meeting in Laos this week. Its members are involved with other nations from Asia and Australasia in the new trade pact negotiations. Photo:EPA Asean officials and leaders pictured at the group’s meeting in Laos this week. Its members are involved with other nations from Asia and Australasia in the new trade pact negotiations. Photo:EPA
Asean officials and leaders pictured at the group’s meeting in Laos this week. Its members are involved with other nations from Asia and Australasia in the new trade pact negotiations. Photo:EPA

Asian nations will fail to met deadline to end negotiations on new trade pact: sources

Leaders from 16 nations had hoped to end talks on ambitious agreement by the end of 2016, but negotiations will have to continue into next year, sources say

Asean officials and leaders pictured at the group’s meeting in Laos this week. Its members are involved with other nations from Asia and Australasia in the new trade pact negotiations. Photo:EPA Asean officials and leaders pictured at the group’s meeting in Laos this week. Its members are involved with other nations from Asia and Australasia in the new trade pact negotiations. Photo:EPA
Asean officials and leaders pictured at the group’s meeting in Laos this week. Its members are involved with other nations from Asia and Australasia in the new trade pact negotiations. Photo:EPA
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