Obama says momentum building on 'historic' trans-Pacific trade deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama stand with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders during the APEC Summit family photo in BeijingBy Matt Spetalnick BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he sees momentum building for a Washington-backed free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific, after arriving in Beijing on the first leg of an eight-day Asia tour. U.S officials have ruled out a major announcement on the ambitious 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Beijing, where Obama will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. …

Share this article