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Leaders react to Trump's plan to pull out of TPP trade pact

World leaders have reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day as President.

World leaders have reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day as President.

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Trump to pull out of TPP trade deal on day one

Laying out his intentions - Donald Trump lists six executive actions he will take on day one of becoming president

Laying out his intentions - Donald Trump lists six executive actions he will take on day one of becoming president

Business

Trump victory overshadows Japan's growth

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

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From Barack Obama to Donald Trump in eight years

Barack Obama became the first African American to take office in the White House with his election win in 2008.

Barack Obama became the first African American to take office in the White House with his election win in 2008.

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Belgium signs the CETA deal

It had been blocked by Belgium's regional parliament in Wallonia, effectively meaning it could not be signed by the national government, nor by the EU as a whole.

It had been blocked by Belgium's regional parliament in Wallonia, effectively meaning it could not be signed by the national government, nor by the EU as a whole.

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Is TTIP dead?

We are in the Spanish city of Barcelona – one of those left-leaning cities around in Europe with a vivid protest scene – where Lucia distributes flyers against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Inv

We are in the Spanish city of Barcelona – one of those left-leaning cities around in Europe with a vivid protest scene – where Lucia distributes flyers against the planned Transatlantic Trade and Inv

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Lucía Bárcena: TTIP threatens democracy

Barcelona-based Lucía Bárcena Menéndez coordinates protest actions all over Spain, “Ecologists in Action” her group is called.

Barcelona-based Lucía Bárcena Menéndez coordinates protest actions all over Spain, “Ecologists in Action” her group is called.

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Belgium reaches deal to break deadlock over EU-Canada free trade agreement

The signing ceremony for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA had been called off after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal.

The signing ceremony for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA had been called off after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal.

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Wallonia rejects EU ultimatum over Canada free trade deal

The Belgian region of Wallonia has rejected today’s ultimatum to withdraw its opposition to the planned free trade pact between the EU and Canada.

The Belgian region of Wallonia has rejected today’s ultimatum to withdraw its opposition to the planned free trade pact between the EU and Canada.

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Wallonia - the mouse that roared

How has the tiny Belgian region brought a landmark global trade deal to the brink of collapse?

How has the tiny Belgian region brought a landmark global trade deal to the brink of collapse?

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Saving CETA - emergency meetings held in Brussels

Canada's trade minister says it is up to the EU to save a free trade deal that is being blocked by opposition from Belgium's French-speaking region.

Canada's trade minister says it is up to the EU to save a free trade deal that is being blocked by opposition from Belgium's French-speaking region.

Europe

Belgian region scuppers EU-Canada free trade deal

An EU-Canada free trade deal has been left hanging in the balance after talks between Canada and the regional government in Wallonia broke down.

An EU-Canada free trade deal has been left hanging in the balance after talks between Canada and the regional government in Wallonia broke down.