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.
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.
Malaysian International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed comments on the outlook for investment inflows from the Middle East amid the political turmoil in parts of the region. He spoke at a conference today in Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia’s foreign direct investment amounted to 11 billion ringgit ($3.6 billion) for the past three months, International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed told reporters in Kuala Lumpur today.
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.