U.S. President Barack Obama said the Malaysian government is working “tirelessly” to investigate the disappearance of Malaysian Air Flight 370 and has been “fully forthcoming” with U.S. officials and “eager” for help.
Some of President Barack Obama’s top advisers made a forceful case for his trade agenda today, signaling continued interest in the topic even as the president left Japan without an agreement he had hoped to announce.
The U.S. and Japan said they identified a path through the bilateral issues impeding the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, even as an agreement proved elusive during President Barack Obama’s visit.
Malaysia awarded its first production license for energy-efficient vehicles to a local manufacturer and distributor for China’s Great Wall Motor Co. in an investment worth about 2 billion ringgit ($620 million).
The drought parching Singapore and swaths of Malaysia and Indonesia threatens to raise food prices, slow economic growth and disrupt water supply in the region, home to the world’s oldest tropical rain forests.
Talks on a Pacific trade pact are operating on an “artificial timeframe” for completion, the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore said, as ministers prepare to meet later this month on a deal that would link an area with about $28 trillion in annual economic output.
Ministers negotiating a U.S.-led trade pact to link countries around the Pacific failed to resolve questions on market access during talks in Singapore, centered around Japan’s protection of its farmers.